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Bute Park

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Address: North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2087 2730
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Activities: Walking, Picnicking
Description: Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of mature parkland...
Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of mature parkland that forms the 'green heart' of Cardiff. The site is managed by Cardiff Council and recently benefitted from a major £5.6M restoration project, supported by a £3.1M grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which restored important historic features, provided new facilities and helped tell the park's fascinating story. At 56 hectares (equivalent to 75 football pitches), Bute Park is one of the largest urban parks in Wales and comprises a broad mix of historic landscape, urban woodland, sports pitches, arboretum, horticultural features and river corridor. Bute Park offers something for everyone including the Bute Park Education Centre, 3 wonderful cafes, toilet facilities, a woodland balance trail, sculpture trail, fitness trail and a varied events programme. Easily accessible from the centre of Cardiff, Bute Park is listed along with Cardiff Castle as a Grade 1 historic designed landscape and contains the fascinating site of a former Blackfriars Friary which is a scheduled ancient monument. The magnificent Arboretum contains 41 Champion trees, the tallest or widest of their species in the UK or Ireland, which is more than any other public park in the UK. Along with the rest of the rare tree collection, the stunning Herbaceous Border, and the range of wildlife present, Bute Park and Arboretum is worth a visit all year round.
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Beautiful park in the centre of the city

Huge park with lots of different areas. A surprise at every turn. The floral displays were wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Huge park with lots of different areas. A surprise at every turn. The floral displays were wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very large park area with cafes, gardens and lots of open green space. It appears to host lots of events. Plenty of room for children to run around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

From Cardiff on the bay to Bute Park the boat will take you for a ride in the bay, And from Bute Park to the bay and there are other boating active going on there too.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Only had a quick look at park as we cut through to catch a water taxi to Cardiff Bay. Well presented and very clean

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful park with loads of tracks to discover. Great for running with lots of additional outdoor gym facilities to help with different workouts.

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Cardiff, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a beautifully maintained park with so many pathways to walk, jog, exercise ( there are various exercise bars by pathways ) , cycle etc. You can hire bikes here where there is also a caravan site with café ( at top end of park called Sophia Gardens ). Two lovely cafes in the park - one called The Secret... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most lovely public parks in Britain. It is especially lovely because of its location, right next to the city centre of Cardiff (ten minutes walk from the railway station, and minutes from the retail district). It is next to the Castle, the bridge over the river Taff (with the animal wall leading up to it from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Spent a sunny afternoon here after a sail up the river from the Bay. Very relaxing, watching people go by and enjoying the peace and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A good place to cycling with family kids, picnic, plenty of people play balls, jogging, beautiful river scene.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A nice park, it big place, a lovely walk along the river, it has a couple of bridges so you can swop sides, worth a visit if your in Cardiff

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