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Parks & nature in Cardiff

Park
“Interesting pretty park, close to the City Centre, behind Cardiff Castle and adjacent to the River Taff. You can hire bikes in the park.”
63 locals recommend
Lake
“On the doorstep - great for walking, rowing, cycling or picnics (if the weather is on your side!)”
41 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Cardiff Bay has plenty of choices to wine and dine or if sightseeing or achitecture is more your thing there a few famous Welsh land marks all within walking distance. ”
35 locals recommend
Park
“Part of the massive green space that runs into Llandaff Fields and Bute Park. Great for cycling through to get to the City Centre.”
10 locals recommend
Pool
“Incredible facilities, 50m swimming pool, gym, heath spa with sauna, steam room, at very economical prices.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Great for live venues & other open outdoor activities - also hosts the RHS of Cardiff”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park, especially in Spring. Pedal your own boat on the lake in Summer!”
12 locals recommend
Park
“This is a huge Park land area that is lovely for walking across to the River Taff or down into town. The Taff trail runs along side the river and its a lovely walk that takes you for miles out of Cardiff. There is also a park area for kids with in the park too. ”
6 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“http://www.cardiffparks.org.uk/otheropenspaces/cefnonn/index.shtml Parc Cefn Onn, originally named "Parc Cefn On", in Lisvane, north of Cardiff, is a country park created in the valley of the Nant Fawr stream, which eventually runs into Roath Park. There are no early postcards of Parc Cefn Onn, because it originated in private ownership and was not open to the public until acquired by the Council in 1944, well past the peak of postcard production.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“This park starts on the block down from my house and runs for 3 miles up to a picturesque lake. Excellent for a stroll, run or jog!”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Another nice area to walk around. There is also tennis and bowling facilities run by the council.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Llandaff Fields is a large parkland spanning parts of central and northern Cardiff, Wales. Accessible from the flat by a 2-minute walk.”
6 locals recommend
Park
“https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Leisure-parks-and-culture/Parks-and-Green-Spaces/Find-a-park/Our-parks/Pages/Thompsons-Park.aspx One of Cardiff’s oldest parks which was first laid out and opened to the public by its owner, Charles Thompson, in 1891. This grade 2 listed park was originally known as Sir David’s Field and were enlarged and landscaped by Sir William Goldring in around 1895. In 1911, Mr Thompson gave the park to Cardiff Corporation. This attractive park with its iconic water fountain, features statue of ‘Joyance’ by Sir William Goscombe John and Carved green man tree sculpture is located on the upper recreation field.”
3 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay is a great spot to explore for various reasons: Bars and Restaurants Dr Who and Torchwood The Wales Millennium Centre The National Assembly of Wales not to mention the water bus taxi service from the bay to Sophia Gardens next to Cardiff Castle”
4 locals recommend
Park
1 local recommends
Park
“http://forestfarm.org.uk A series of ponds, scrapes and wetlands which encouraged water loving birds to feed and nest on them. These can be viewed from two bird hides, which have contributed greatly to the enjoyment of visitors as has the improved access and disabled facilities. A winter-feeding area for birds was established in 2001. Forest farm, including the Local Nature reserve was designated a Country park in 1992 thereby increasing the area covered by the friends to over 150 acres. The western boundary of the park is the River Taff and the Friends have agreed to look after a keep clean and tidy a 2.5 Kilometre stretch of the River bank.”
4 locals recommend