Area Guide – Roath

Dating back before 1000 BC it is thought Roath was once an outpost or a settlement occupied by the Cibwr (Welsh rulers). During the time of the Norman Conquest, a settlement was founded and titled ‘Roath Dogfield’, the land was owned by R. Fitzhamon who supposedly built Roath Manor and later his workforce was used to help create Cardiff Castle. Despite the current buildings dating back to the early 1700s, the property does appear on a record from 1578.

City Road, formerly known as ‘Castle Road’, was re-named in 1905 to reflect Cardiff’s new status as a city and Albany Road was formerly known as ‘Merthyr Road’ prior to 1884. Historically Albany, Wellfield and City Road are all major hubs of activity, with all manner of tastes catered for in the district’s unique shops and even today these roads are popular destinations for shoppers

Some of the most popular and demanded locations are Claude Road, Albany Road and Newport Road – all of these locations are a stone’s throw from Cardiff City Centre and are conveniently placed for those who want a very short commute to universities.

Parking is widely available in Roath and though many of our properties qualify for residential parking permits ( visit – Cardiff Parking Permits) we do also offer free private parking for our tenants where possible. Parking permits start from £7.50 per annum (the price is £7.50 for the first car at your property).

Tesco – 11-17 Albany Rd, Cardiff CF24 3LH – Mon-Sun – 6:00am – 11:00PM
Sainsbury’s – 123-127 Woodville Rd, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4DZ – Mon-Sun – 7:00 am – 11:00 PM


Central Cardiff Police Station
King Edward VII Avenue

CF10 3NN
(phone 999 in an emergency, if a life is in danger or 101 for any other matter that is not an emergency)