cathays Area CardiffThe Cathays area
Out and About in Cathays
Alexandra Gardens is part of Cathays Park, a civic area at the edge of Cathays that includes buildings such as the Temple of Peace, City Hall, and the National Museum of Wales. The Gardens were named in 1910, they’re grade I listed, and there you’ll find the Wales National War Memorial, plenty of flowers (in flower season) and a statue of the first president of Cardiff University, Henry Austin Bruce.
The historic cemetery in Cathays is a popular spot for peaceful walks, and a group has been set up to take care of its monuments and buildings.
BREWS in cathays
Places for a good drink
For a brew that’s more beer than barista, Cardiff Student’s Union is regularly open to the public for live music, and a few doors further along Senghennydd Road you can enjoy the café bar at The Sherman Theatre.
In need of an all-day cocktail and Sunday roast in a beer garden? Head to Cathays Terrace for The Flora pub, or The Woodville, that is (surprisingly) on Woodville Road. Affectionately known as The Woodie, this is a student institution. The Mackintosh hotel on Mundy Place is another Cathays classic.
Worth a visit for the Gothic style architecture alone, Grade II listed Cathays Library is over 100 years old, made of Bath stone, and majestically sits on Fairoak Road near Cathays cemetery. Bestowed on the city by business magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it is one of 2,500 libraries he financed.
In January 2018 Sherman Theatre became the first in Wales to win ‘Regional Theatre of the Year’ at The Stage Awards. Delivering productions for audiences of all ages, they also stage talks and musical performances from their spot on Senghennydd Road.
Did you know that The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama host free performances on term time Friday evenings? Featuring two bands between 5.30 and 7pm each week, it draws on some of Wales’ most exciting musicians. A truly local tip is to walk past the building’s rear when strolling through Bute Park – often you’ll catch instrument and vocal practice floating out of open windows. Whether or not you try to sing along is up to you.
Eating out in Cathays
True to its name, Earlybird Café on Woodville Road specialises in brunch and bakes, and all of its produce is made in house, whether brioche, syrup or beans. On Crwys Road, Stag Coffee’s menu includes burgers as well as breakfasts in their vintage adorned HQ. Riverside Sourdough at the Embassy Café on Cathays Terrace makes lunch, fresh bread, pastries and coffee Monday to Friday. At The Hellenic Eatery, a family run restaurant that serves souvlaki to moussaka, you can transport yourself to a sunny Greek island – sometimes even with traditional dancing. Opa!
Newest Rental Properties
Call in to the Cathays area branch
We pride ourselves on our friendly advice and forward thinking approach. Speak to one of our team today about your property requirements, we can even send you properties we think you would like.