Cathays Park or Cardiff Civic Centre (Welsh: Parc Cathays) is a civic centre area in the city centre of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, consisting of a number of early 20th century buildings and a central park area, Alexandra Gardens. It includes Edwardian buildings such as the Temple of Peace, City Hall, the National Museum and Gallery of Wales and several buildings belonging to the Cardiff University campus. It also includes Cardiff Crown Court, the administrative headquarters of the Welsh Government, and the more modern Cardiff Central Police Station. The Pevsner architectural guide to the historic county of Glamorgan judges Cathays Park to be "the finest civic centre in the British Isles". The area falls within the Cathays electoral ward.
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... The Crown Buildings (Welsh Adeilad y Goron) aka Cathays Park Buildings, are the Welsh Government's main offices in Cardiff, Wales ... were formerly used by the Welsh Office and are situated in Cathays Park ... The complex consists of two buildings, Cathays Park 1 (Grade 2 listed building) and Cathays Park 2, joined by two skybridges ...
... Windsor) on 12 November 1766, he inherited lands in Cathays that lay to the north of his existing Bute Estate ... properties and farms to extended his land further north and east, including Cathays Park ... There he built Cathays House at a cost of £40,000 and at further cost landscaped Cathays Park ...
... The Cathays electoral ward of Cardiff consists of some or all of the following areas Blackweir, Cardiff city centre, Cathays, Cathays Park and Maindy in the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff Central ... The 'h' in Cathays is silent the name of the area is locally pronounced Cat-ays, with the emphasis on the second syllable ... a large number of Cardiff's landmarks including Cardiff Cathedral Cathays Park with a number of civic buildings and public gardens Maindy Stadium Cathays Cemetery Cardiff YMCA City ...
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