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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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So beautiful & peaceful

We had half an hour to spare in Cardiff and took time to walk in Bute Park. So pretty, green and peaceful. Beautiful trees and shrubs and flowers. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had half an hour to spare in Cardiff and took time to walk in Bute Park. So pretty, green and peaceful. Beautiful trees and shrubs and flowers. Well worth a visit.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only found this park on our last visit, after visiting Cardiff and the Bay area for a number of years. Great just to stroll around, plenty to see, refreshment areas. The flower show was just finishing so some areas cordoned off while it was all packed away.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicely maintained park that can take you by Cardiff Castle and easily accessible to shops etc in city centre.

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

The park is much larger than it first seems. Several cafes are contained within it at different locations. Lots of people using bikes to follow the trails (can be hired in the park). Lovely walkways, some beautiful planting and plenty of space for families to picnic etc. We spent two lovely afternoons just wandering around.

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South Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It amazes me that this quiet and beautiful park is right in the centre of Cardiff! It's perfect for a picnic or for a short stroll/bike ride on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful park that is so well hidden that you feel as if you are in the countryside, even though the busy city is only yards away. Open space, woodland, a river and a coffee shop, it's the perfect pace for a picnic or a stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely park in the center of town, where you can take a quite walk, sit and read, or take the boat to Cardiff Bay. They also have an old fashion tea shop as you enter, and cafe type refreshments further on.The flower beds are well kept with tall trees and well serviced paths suitable for all walking abilities.

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

Living not far from the centre of Cardiff have spent hours and hours in and around Bute park.Into photography myself have many stunning pics of the landscape and grandchildren.Picnics,short walks and long walks on a nice day this park has it all.There are no activities as such although you can catch the river bus (chargeable) which will take you down... More 

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

The park is situated near to the city centre, it has many pathways, you can visit the castle or walk by river or take the water bus to visit Cardiff Bay. There are also cafes to take a rest.

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

So much space to simply enjoy a walk or a cycle ride in the heart of a capital city. Leave the city behind and walk along the river bank as far as Llandaff Cathedral or simply have a picnic.

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