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Bute Park

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Address: Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2087 2730
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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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Nice park to visit

This is a lovely park, with lot's of nice flowers and a river flowing through. Lovely for a stroll, lot's of bench's too if you just want to relax and enjoy the lovely trees and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely park, with lot's of nice flowers and a river flowing through. Lovely for a stroll, lot's of bench's too if you just want to relax and enjoy the lovely trees and flowers. This is a tranquil scenic spot. It has tea rooms at the entrance with toilet facilities. There is also a cafe further on in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss a stroll in this lovely park beside the river Taff and close by the castle. At this time of year the flowers and shrubs are glorious. What better place to sit and cool off after a busy day in delightful Cardiff.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an amazing park! With so much going on every week it seems . From food festivals to events and the weekly park run. We use this park nearly every day to cycle, commute, walk our dogs and excersise. Rain or shine we truly love it here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a nice place to visit, Nice gardens when you go in by the tea rooms, place to sit and watch the world go by, on a nice day it is good for people watching. Plenty of different paths to amble along. Well worth a visit

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in the heart of Cardiff City centre and right behind Cardiff castle is the beautiful Arboretum that is Bute Park and the Coopers field events venue. A large expanse of grass and parkland filled with various species of mature trees banked by the babbling River Taff. Unwind yourself strolling or cycling round the parks artery of paths and settle... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant walks and unusual flowers and trees. Children can play safely as the Park is very spacious. Lovely walks up the river. Pubs nearby after a lovely day

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful grounds magnificent trees plenty of eating places well worth a visit. Good for cycling and dog walking. Sun bathing on sunny days

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking through Bute Park with my wife the other day, it occurred to me what an amazing place it is to have right in the middle of the city of Cardiff. Large open grassed areas, a wonderful array of trees, play areas for the children, hidden gardens, wild flowers, welcoming coffee shops and small cafes, and the crystal clear waters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bute park is superbly amazing. Plenty of excellent-all-year-looked after-green spaces with a vast variety of plants and beautiful flowers. Picnic, dog walk, strawl or even a jog is all possible and enjoyable in one of Wale's best kept urban secret.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pick up the Taff Trail on the bikes and have a great time. Follow the Taff from Cardiff Bay all the way to Brecon. Very safe and great fun.

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