Pontcanna Fields and Sophia Gardens

About Pontcanna Fields and Sophia Gardens

A vast area of grade 2 listed parkland running alongside the river Taff in the heart of Cardiff. It has an impressive range of sporting facilities including the Glamorgan Count​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​y Cricket Ground​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ National Sports Centre for Wales​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ , Cardiff Bowls Club, with indoor and outdoor bowling greens together with a large area of sports pitches.

There’s still room for a caravan and camping site, horse riding centre, cycle hire facility and popular allotments.

Visitor information

The parkland is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Parking: Pay and display car parks at Pontcanna Fields and Sophia Gardens.


  • Grade 2 listed historic park: Listed on the Cadw Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales.
  • Riverside walks and cycle routes  along the Taff Trail
  • Mature tree-lined avenue
  • Pedestrian access to Bute Park


How to find us

How to find us
Access point GPS (latitude / longitude)
Sophia Gardens entrance 51.4854228 / -3.1923892
Riding school entrance 51.4954456 / -3.2063649

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