About Cathays Park
Formerly part of Cardiff Castle grounds, Cathays Park was laid out as Cardiff’s Civic Centre in the early 20th century.
Its high quality formal parks include Alexandra Gardens, home of Wales National War Memorial, Gorsedd Gardens and Friary Gardens. These provide a stunning setting for the many impressive buildings, including City Hall , the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff University.
These characterful and historic open spaces are very important to the image of the city and retain their original Edwardian layout.