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“Many memorials and sculptures”
Review of Cathays Park

Cathays Park
Ranked #40 of 176 things to do in Cardiff
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Although the park is not overly large, the flowering trees, sculptures, memorials, and beautiful architecture lining its borders make it well worth a visit.

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Cathays Park is an integral part of Cardiff's Civic Centre. Consisting of three garden areas - Alexandra Gardens, Gorsedd Gardens and Friary Gardens - it consists of high quality formal parks forming green spaces between a number of impressive buildings. All of the spaces are within Conservation Areas and many of the surrounding buildings are listed.

The open spaces are very important to the image of the city. Important buildings including the City Hall, the National Museum of Wales and University overlook these well kept spaces.

Each of the three gardens has its own very different character and each retains its original layout. Given their location, large numbers of people visit and pass through and it is a popular venue for lunchtime breaks.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Grab yourself a welcome break and take or walk through this park. With flower beds from spring till autumn it is well layed out and colourful. There are benches but sadly not enough. With several significant war memorials the park provides a time to reflect. Not often do you have an opportunity to consider what so many service personnel did by laying down their lives so we can have so much freedom today.

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Cathays Park is set in peaceful surroundings yet only a 5 minute stroll from the main shopping centre at Queen St.
Apart from the usual array of shrubs and flower beds, the park houses the Centotaph. The park is tranquil located immediately behind the City Hal, which was the former headquarters of Cardiff Council, although many services remain there.
The park is surrounded by The National Museum, Cardiff Law Courts and Cardiff University, to name but a few. Well worth a visit even if only to rest.

Thank RoddersJ
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Cathays park is probably the bst civic centre in the UK,the City Hall and the National Museum of Wales is a must for any visitor

Thank joemorgan_11
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