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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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window , National Sports Centre for Wales​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window , 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


  • Riverside walks and cycle routes  along the Taff Trail
  • Mature tree-lined avenue
  • Pedestrian access to Bute Park




Opening hours

The parkland is open 24 hours a day.

How to find us

Access point


Sophia Gardens entrance


Pontcanna fields entrance


Riding school entrance




Public transport: See Cardiff bus​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window  for local routes or visit TravelineCymru​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window  to plan your journey online

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