Alexandra Gardens. Alexandra Gardens c.1950. Alexandra Gardens is a rectangular space comprising formal lawns with island flower beds and specimen trees, placed between Edward VII Avenue and Museum Avenue, and surrounded by the buildings of the Civic Centre.
Barry Island Pleasure Park is an amusement park situated on the coast at Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan, about 10 miles south west of the capital city Cardiff, Wales. The park opened annually at weekends from Easter onwards and daily during the school summer holidays, until the first weekend in September.
Pontcanna Fields is bounded to the south-east by Sophia Gardens, to the north-east by the river Taff, to the south-west by Cathedral Road and associated side streets, Llandaff Fields and allotment gardens and to the north-west by land used by the Cardiff Riding School, allotments and Western Avenue.
Caerphilly is a town in South Wales, at the southern end of the Rhymney Valley. It is the largest town in Caerphilly County Borough, within the historic borders of Glamorgan, on the border with Monmouthshire. At the 2001 Census, the town had a population of 30,388. It is a commuter town for Cardiff and Newport, 7.5 miles and 12 miles away respectively, and is separated from the Cardiff suburbs of Lisvane and Rhiwbina by Caerphilly mountain and gives its name to Caerphilly cheese.
Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve is located in Cardiff Bay in the city of Cardiff. It covers an area of approximately 8 hectares (19.8 acres). The area was officially opened as a wildlife reserve on 25 July 2002 in what was previously an area of Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) up until the opening of the Cardiff Bay Barrage in April 2001.
The Cardiff Story Museum (Welsh: Amgueddfa Stori Caerdydd) is a museum in Cardiff, Wales which exhibits the history of the city. The museum opened on 1 April 2011 and entrance is free. The heritage museum has brought together a collection of 3,000 objects and Cardiff-related artefacts, many donated from Cardiff residents and communities.
City Hall is a civic building in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales. It serves as Cardiff's centre of local government. It was built as part of the Cathays Park civic centre development and opened in October 1906. Built of Portland stone, it is an important early example of the Edwardian Baroque style.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village Cosmeston has a variety of habitats covering over 100 hectares of land and water, some areas designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest protecting the rare and diverse plant and animal species. The Country park opened to the public in 1978 and gained Local Nature Reserve status in May 2013.
Dyffryn Gardens are an exceptional example of Edwardian garden design. Covering more than 55 acres they feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and several ponds. The enormous great lawn is bordered by seasonal bedding and a croquet lawn.
There are three Fforest Fawr trails to choose from, a Sculpture Trail with wood carvings along the route, old mining caves and Castle Coch for touring. There are three Fforest Fawr trails to choose from, a Sculpture Trail with wood carvings along the route, old mining caves and Castle Coch for touring.
Flat Holm (Welsh: Ynys Echni) is a limestone island lying in the Bristol Channel approximately 6 km (4 mi) from Lavernock Point in the Vale of Glamorgan. It includes the most southerly point of Wales. The island has a long history of occupation, dating at least from Anglo-Saxon and Viking age.
Garth Hill (usually called The Garth, or Garth Mountain, Mynydd y Garth in Welsh) is a mountain located near the village of Pentyrch in Cardiff. The Garth can be seen from nearly the whole of the city of Cardiff, and on a sunny, clear day as far as Weston-super-Mare across the Bristol Channel in southwest England.
Once part of Cardiff’s ‘Great Heath’, Heath Park is now an important ‘green lung’ for Cardiff’s northern suburbs. The 37 hectare park provides sport and play facilities for all ages, but also contains woodland areas, ponds and wetland which are habitat for a wide range of plants and wildlife.
Llandaff Fields is part of an extensive network of grade 2 listed parkland extending from the city centre northwards, on either side of the River Taff. The fields were acquired as playing fields by Cardiff Corporation in 1898 and are one of the city’s earliest public recreation grounds.
National Museum Cardiff (Welsh: Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd) is a museum and art gallery in Cardiff, Wales. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Entry is kept free by a grant from the Welsh Government; however, they do ask for donations throughout the museum.
Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum Bute Park offers an extensive area of mature parkland within Cardiff’s city centre boasting a nationally-significant tree collection, numerous natural play features for the young (or young-at-heart), an education centre, three cafes, and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest.
The Pierhead Building (Welsh: Adeilad y Pierhead) is a Grade I listed building of the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay, Wales. It stands as one of the city of Cardiff's most familiar landmarks and was built in 1897 as the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company.
The most striking feature of Porthkerry Country Park is the immense viaduct which cuts across the park, providing it with a dramatic backdrop. The last time I visited this park it has been snowing heavily, and the journey there was quite treacherous (particularly the last bit, where the roads are on fairly steep slopes) - but it was well worth the effort.
Cardiff Central is the nearest station to the Stadium and operates mainline services from West Wales, the Midlands, the South Coast and London. Cardiff Queen Street Station is a 15 minute walk to the east of the Stadium and offers local rail services across Cardiff and from the South Wales Valleys.
The Senedd is not just a building for Members, it is your building. It is the main public building of the National Assembly, the main centre for democracy and devolution in Wales. It is an open building – a building into which you can walk, have a cup of coffee in the Oriel on the upper level, and go into the public galleries from the Neuadd on the centre level.
Techniquest is a Welsh science and discovery centre. It is located in Cardiff Bay. A sister charity Techniquest Glyndwr is located at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham. It previously also had locations in Llanberis in Gwynedd, and the Adventure Centre in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. Techniquest was first established in Cardiff in 1986.
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.
The Welsh National War Memorial is situated in Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park, Cardiff. The memorial was designed by Sir Ninian Comper and unveiled on 12 June 1928 by the Prince of Wales. The memorial commemorates the servicemen who died during the First World War and has a commemorative plaque for those who died during the Second World War, added in 1949.
Barry Island is located at the very southern tip of Wales, ten miles along the coast from Cardiff. Whitmore Bay is a golden sandy beach sandwiched between two limestone headlands. Swimming, sunbathing and plenty of amusements, including horse and carriage rides and the famous Pleasure Park, which lies just behind the beach.