Roath, ‘Y Rhath’
Roath once had a railway station but closed in 1917.
The history of Roath have found conflicting settlements, there has been speculation of a Roman settlement as well as a pre-existing Iron Age settlement. Roath Court is a nineteenth-century villa on the site of the medieval manor house of Roath. The Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch was built in 1870 on the site of a Norman chapel and the new Gothic revival church. Inside the church lies nine tombs all of which are members of the Bute family, including the First Marquess and his wives. The tower of St Margaret’s wasn’t completed until 1926.
Roath is located to the North West of Cardiff, this leafy suburb is defined by Newport Road and borders with Splott and Cathays. Roath’s best feature is Roath Park Lake, which is an idyllic walking spot for the locals. The main tributaries to Roath are Albany Road and Wellfield Road which provide an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars, which makes Roath a very desirable place to live. People that reside here are a mixture of families, student, young professionals and postgraduates that live in a combination of flats and houses suitable for a range of budgets. Roath, benefits being close to the city centre.