Sophia Gardens is a large public park in Cardiff, Wales. The park was created in 1854 and covers 44 acres. The park is named after Lady Sophia Rawdon-Hastings. Lady Sophia was concerned about the lack of open green space in a rapidly expanding town in the 19th century so set about creating an area. The gardens were designed by architect Alexander Roos and were expanded in the late 19th century. Today, the park contains the SWALEC cricket ground amongst other things.
By car, head for the city centre and follow signs for ‘Sophia Gardens’; there is plenty of onsite parking. The closest train station is ‘Cardiff Central’ which is a 5-minute walk away from the park.
Opening Times and Admission
The public park is open throughout the day and is free for visitors.