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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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Walked through the Park... from my hotel to the Cardiff Stadium to watch the first Ashes Test of the current series. Neat and clean...no stray dogs, people walking in an orderly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Walked through the Park... from my hotel to the Cardiff Stadium to watch the first Ashes Test of the current series. Neat and clean...no stray dogs, people walking in an orderly fashion, plenty of signages to indicate the route to the Stadium....what a pleasure it was....unfortunately did not have the time to walk around or take a boat ride.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A good relaxing place to go for a walk with some lovely gardens and interesting views and little cafes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Bute Park is located close to the Cardiff Castle and is being famous for its Animal Wall, for the beautiful trees and flowers and for the nice views towards River Taft from the pedestrian bridge. At the entrance there is a nice coffee shop and a souvenir shop.

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wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A trip round the lake on a pedal boat or rowing boat its wildlife just so peacefull coffee shop a playground for the children

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

In the heart of the city. Great walk, quiet enough given the location. Bring a picnic and chill out.

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Caldicot, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a lovely park, it's great on a sunny day and it's a great time killer. All over the park, there are lovely carvings in the tree stumps of various animals, kids will love looking for them. There is a café in the grounds for a break if needs be.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Any child would be fascinated by the animal wall that fringes this lovely park in the centre of Cardiff. I was saddened that so many parents just ignored the statues and didn't point them out to their children (too busy on their mobiles I'm afraid). I felt like showing them myself... But restrained myself of course. The park itself does... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A world class city park! An oasis from the bustling city centre around it with families picnicking, walking and relaxing. Well maintained - well done Cardiff!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The location of our hotel allowed us to walk through Bute Park on the way to the Cardiff castle and the National Museum. The park is beautifully kept, with lovely gardens, shady walkways, and big open spaces suitable for children and dogs to run and play. It's a quiet and relaxing space just steps away from the hustle and bustle... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Briliant park all along the River right in the centre by the Castle with a gate house tea room and parking. caravan and motorhome site as well.

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Address: North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2087 2730
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > Cathays

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