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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 Historic Gardens

Bute gardens was the private gardens for the Bute family till it was handed over by them to the City of Cardiff. The park is one of the largest in Wales, in the heart of the city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Bute gardens was the private gardens for the Bute family till it was handed over by them to the City of Cardiff. The park is one of the largest in Wales, in the heart of the city & is the perfect setting for the historic Cardiff Castle. Relax & enjoy the gardens before proceeding for further sightseeing.

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Cardiff, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Bute Park is strictly just the bank of green flanking the Castle but it is a part of a massive green space stretching as far as to Llandaf. Its got two cafes, bike paths, woodlands, a stone circle, a moat and the mighty Taf river rolling by. Its an ideal place to unwind on a summers day or to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous big park with Park Run, bike paths and a lovely riverside walk. We stayed nearby and its a lovely way to walk into the city centre

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Ideally located in the city centre, this expansive park is great for some peace and quiet in Cardiff. The size and location means that you can spend as much or as little time as you want here; ideal for long or short walks along the river, summer picnics, exploring woodlands, or having a kick about on the playing fields. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Well where do i start? Enjoy the peace.....the sound of City Traffic a distant thing The flower beds/ shruberies......i wished my garden looked like this......perfect With two cafe and a Tea Room.....you can even snatch a cheeky coffee before you rejoin normality. I ve lived in Cardiff for most of my life.....we are lucky to have it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Nice park for a walk. Stroll up from the city centre near the castle, through coopers field, past the standing stones, along the banks of the Taff and past Sofia gardens. Watch for eels at weir and see kingfishers at the quieter points. As with most parts of Cardiff it could use more cleaning, but overall a nice walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely walks through an arboretum of mixed tree species. Riverside walks alongside the River Taff too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely park with a lot of activities to keep you busy - boat trip to Cardiff Bay, coffee shop, an attractive bridge crossing the river, sculptures and the usual trees and flowers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The sheer scale of Bute Park means there is something for everyone there. The area at the bottom near the castle is a great place for a picnic, whilst further up the park towards the fields there is a little cafe that does great cream teas (although not dog friendly).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Bute Park is a great place to unwind on the outskirts of Cardiff Castle. Super gardens, boat trips to the Bay, open air theatre, nice little cafe, convenient for Sofia Gardens , plenty of parking. Watch out for cyclists and joggers with headphones...

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Address: Address: North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2087 2730
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