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  • Carla P
    London, United Kingdom291 contributions
    Lovely park
    Very pretty park with a lake full of bird wildlife. Keep an eye out for Canada goose! The Scott memorial is located at one end of the lake and it is very interesting and lovely. It makes a nice 5km loop run - all the way around the park (south end) and lake (north end).
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 December 2022
  • Krutferduda
    La Ciotat, France123 contributions
    lovely quite park, beautiful lake, nice playground... especially when weather is nice!
    FREE parking in the street, no harassing "Pay and Display". Lovely park with a nice walking our around the lake. Well equiped playground, but may be overwhelmed on sunny days. This was my 8th or 10th visit and I was NEVER able to visit the greenhouse, always in maintenance or any other excuse... The café on the dam offers delicious pizzas, friendy service and very nice views...
    Visited January 2023
    Written 8 January 2023
  • Yasmin
    Cwmbran, United Kingdom31 contributions
    Picturesque beauty spot
    Absolutely stunning in all weathers! Wether it’s cold and damp, or sunny and dry; it’s such a beautiful spot, that doesn’t feel like an inner city area! There’s a gorgeous little tea room over looking the lakes, an amazing park for the children to play - which I’ve played in many times over the years. There’s also an ice cream van near the entrance gates (possibly the best ice cream I’ve ever had) a gorgeous walk around the lake and then of course the flower gardens. There’s honestly something for everyone here!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 February 2023
  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, United Kingdom1,875 contributions
    Very pleasant
    This park is very pleasant. A walk around the lake is almost a couple of miles. The lake is home to many sorts of duck: possibly more in winter than summer. It is a pleasant relaxing place, despite being located within urban Cardiff. Well maintained footpaths
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • davidwilliambarnes
    Blackpool, United Kingdom1,605 contributions
    Quack quack
    What a well kept and maintained park in the heart of Cardiff. Parking was easy and it was a pleasure to walk the whole way round the duck infested lake. There was a well used playground with plenty of families present and a lovely cafe where we had a refreshing cuppa. A nice experience.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
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Mohammad A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates154 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The view was amazing and park was nice. You may have a nice time to relax and look at the lake or set next to the flower garden and enjoy the flowers.
Written 5 July 2023
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Gypsybling
Cardiff, UK42 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Love bringing the kids here! Parking can be hit or miss but we have always been lucky! Fab little ice cream truck that does the most amazing sundaes. Park is always clean and well maintained. Great walk round the lake. AND DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE CONSERVATORY! We went for the first time ever as didn’t know it was there! A huge array of beautiful koi and friendly terrapins with option to buy food to give them in a stunning tropical waterfall backdrop.
Written 29 June 2023
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Coffee snob
Looe, UK11 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
First time visit, walked through all the parks to arrive at the lake. Fantastic array of trees. We walked around the lake and opposite end to where cafe is a little van that can really knock up a very good flat white. Alongside is an Italian guy selling a brilliant small deep fried 'calzoni' looking pastry with the best ingredients. What a find, avoid all the queues in the cafe and visit these two independent traders.
Written 5 June 2023
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,605 contributions
Apr 2023
What a well kept and maintained park in the heart of Cardiff. Parking was easy and it was a pleasure to walk the whole way round the duck infested lake. There was a well used playground with plenty of families present and a lovely cafe where we had a refreshing cuppa. A nice experience.
Written 19 April 2023
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,875 contributions
Feb 2023
This park is very pleasant. A walk around the lake is almost a couple of miles. The lake is home to many sorts of duck: possibly more in winter than summer. It is a pleasant relaxing place, despite being located within urban Cardiff. Well maintained footpaths
Written 4 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Yasmin
Cwmbran, UK31 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Absolutely stunning in all weathers! Wether it’s cold and damp, or sunny and dry; it’s such a beautiful spot, that doesn’t feel like an inner city area!

There’s a gorgeous little tea room over looking the lakes, an amazing park for the children to play - which I’ve played in many times over the years. There’s also an ice cream van near the entrance gates (possibly the best ice cream I’ve ever had) a gorgeous walk around the lake and then of course the flower gardens.

There’s honestly something for everyone here!
Written 21 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Krutferduda
La Ciotat, France123 contributions
Jan 2023
FREE parking in the street, no harassing "Pay and Display". Lovely park with a nice walking our around the lake. Well equiped playground, but may be overwhelmed on sunny days. This was my 8th or 10th visit and I was NEVER able to visit the greenhouse, always in maintenance or any other excuse...
The café on the dam offers delicious pizzas, friendy service and very nice views...
Written 8 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Carla P
London, UK291 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Very pretty park with a lake full of bird wildlife. Keep an eye out for Canada goose! The Scott memorial is located at one end of the lake and it is very interesting and lovely. It makes a nice 5km loop run - all the way around the park (south end) and lake (north end).
Written 31 December 2022
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Hasan A
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Roath park is one of the fantastic parks to visit.
There is a great play area near the lake for kids a beautiful rose garden and lots of hidden spots for romantic picnics.
The cafe by the lake is brilliant and is also open in the evening.

The barrage on the lake we like most.
Written 18 October 2022
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Ben Kingsley
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Roath park is a fantastic park to visit. There is a great play area near the lake for kids a beautiful rose garden and lots of hidden spots for romantic picnics.

The cafe by the lake is brilliant and is also open in the evening.
Written 13 September 2022
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