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Roath is beyond Cathays and borders the stunning Roath Park in the north.
The area is bound roughly by City Road on the west, Newport Road in the south and Roath Park in the north. Though quite a large area, a lot of Roath is fairly close to the main University campus.
While popular with students, Roath tends to house more third-years and postgraduates and boasts a quieter, more residential atmosphere.
Roath is well-supplied with shops, supermarkets and coffee houses. The park is beautifully kept, with a large boating lake surrounded by a path for walking or running, as well as tennis courts and a rugby field.
For local pubs, try The George on the
corner of Albany and Crwys Road, or The Albany on Dalcross Street or for a more
bistro wine bar experience visit the
Pear Tree or Juno Lounge on Wellfield Road. Further down City Road is A Shot in
the Dark and finally, The Globe on Albany Road is a great little live venue for a
local night on the tiles.
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