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“Walking to keep fit ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bute Park

Bute Park
North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales (Cathays)
+44 29 2087 2730
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Ranked #5 of 179 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
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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 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 to keep fit ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Excellent park beautiful scenery and wildlife you can have a meal in one of three meal bars in the park the flower beds a beautiful in the summer and winter.john

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

A lovely place to wander and enjoy the beautiful old trees and surroundings. We also enjoyed some yummy Barabrith with our coffee from the kiosk in the park.

Visited September 2013
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Went for a walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Peasant enough Park , Some of the trees need a prune and a feeling of cut backs,, oh the pun. I meant a feeling of expenditure cut backs on park maintenance. However nice places to enjoy a tea and Pettigrew's is fab. Near the entrance

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful and peaceful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Nice and peaceful stroll late afternoon. Very nice fall colors. The park goes on and on with many good places to sit and rest.

Visited September 2013
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Cardiff
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“What a haven in the heart of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

For many years I walked past Bute Park never venturing into it seeing the hidden wonders of this haven in the middle of the city which is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy summers day relaxing with the one you love , listening to nature and enjoying it's beauty.

Visited August 2013
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