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Bute Park

North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales (Cathays)
+44 29 2087 2730
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Ranked #6 of 76 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 is currently undergoing a major £5.6M restoration project supported by a £3.1M grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2009 which will restore some important historic features, provide new facilities and help 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. « less
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is a well kept nice place with the river flowing through the centre. It's really close to town. The park is as good as any other park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This park is simply stunning. There's plenty of wildlife, well kept flower beds, two nice clean and affordable cafes and plenty of space for dogs and kids to play. The only thing it lacks is a playground for the children, id definitely visit more often if it had a park, but choose Roath park instead as it is similar but... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This park located just next to Cardiff castle is ideally located. Thought ill give it a go, and loved how beautiful it was! Great for a picnic or boat ride, or even just to stroll about and enjoy the gardens. Works for any age group :)

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

it's a lovely park . you've got Cardiff castle, shopping centre with lovely bars and restaurants within five minutes walk. for a day out, Cardiff centre , will surprise you, with its parks , castle, shops , rugby stadium, museum and bars and restaurants.

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Bute Park is in the centre of Cardiff. Cardiff Castle is next door to the park & the shops are a few steps away. I visit Bute Park quite regularly because Park Run is held here every Saturday morning at 9am. Around 400 people, of all ages and abilities, show up and run 5k. It's a nice scenic park with... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just take a walk through this wonderful park and you will be stress free after 10 minutes! A great array of different trees and foliage, the Taff running along side, pleasant coffee stops and catch a ferry near the castle back to Cardiff Bay.... perfect.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A good place to escape the streets and chill for a while. Huge space, to get lost in. Walk round the castle walls and pretend to plan a siege....

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This old and big park is wonderful. Cardiff Castle is situated just along the park, and on the other side there is the river Taf. And perfect place to breathe and walk in the city centre of Cardiff.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Large park at the rear of Cardiff Castle bordering the River Taff featuring grassland, colourful flower beds, refreshments and also a water taxi service for those wanting to go to Cardiff Bay. Very popular with students who were all enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Use the park & ride services into the city which costs £3 per car, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Perfect for a little stroll in the afternoon if that is your thing. Conveniently close to the city centre and Cardiff Castle.

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