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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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Walking through the park to an appointment at the other side of Cardiff was a real pleasure sun was shining the flowers were all in bloom lovely lay out and splendid colours. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Walking through the park to an appointment at the other side of Cardiff was a real pleasure sun was shining the flowers were all in bloom lovely lay out and splendid colours. I stopped at the little cafe by the bridge enjoyed afternoon tea and cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went here to relax and play a game of cricket along with my friends. The greenery over here helps you relax and the sights near by relaxes your eye... Its a must visit to treat your eyes and mind.

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I walk Bute Park from the entrance at North Rd. The views of the river Taff as you walk over the bridge are lovely the water runs over a Weir at this spot. The park continues following the river through woodland trees and fabulous displays of flowers. Within the park are two coffee shops to stop and pass the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love this park. There are great walking and jogging paths along the river Taff and through mature woodland. There are gorgeous flower borders. There are a couple of great little cafes, and interesting carvings and sculptures dotted around. For birdwatchers, there are green woodpeckers and grey wagtails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took kids for picnic and bike ride. We had nice coffee and cakes in the tea garden perfect place for families teenagers and young children.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Easy to find with info signs showing you the places of interest with in the park. Well looked after flower beds and the river Taff runs through it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

very quiet park to walk around on a sunday morning after a noisy saturday night, toilets and coffee shop available

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great attraction to walk around. Wales is nice and I found Cardiff a nice place as well. Lots of nice areas to walk around.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I love the well planned herbacious borders which always have some colour in them, even in winter, the trees, the sense of space and the coffee bars. Everything about this park gives me pleasure!

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A great park so much to see, cafes , and you can join a boat trip which is well worth the money and explore Cardiff bay after bite park

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