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Bute Park

Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
+44 29 2087 2730
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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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Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
+44 29 2087 2730
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Reviewed yesterday

This park is spacious and serene. We walked through on our way to the shops, it is very central. There's a cafe at the centre and many places to have a picnic or play football. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank TheAdamziz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A green and pleasant route to take from the castle to the Cardiff Wales Stadium, with a foot bridge acroos the river.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a French teenage girl who visited Cardiff for the first time with my father and little sister. Since we were staying for a short time, we didn't want to miss the most important features in the Welsh capital. It is impossible to miss...More

Thank Clara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park in city centre, with wonderful trees / plants and wildlife. Next to Cardiff Castle tours and tea rooms and the tour bus outside the castle and very near the principality stadium(tours) easy walking ..Bars /restaurant's all nearby and shop till your hearts content.

1  Thank redswizzle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 foot high steel fencing from May to September preventing access to and through much of the park throughout the summer - welcome to Stalag Luft Cardiff ! Parks were intended for recreation, now they are just hired out for private corporate events, nevermind the...More

1  Thank drno2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bute Park is adjacent to Cardiff Castle and a short walk from the city and civic centres. It is the largest urban park in Wales and comprises formal gardens, urban woodland, sports pitches, and a Canal while the River Taff runs through its grounds. Bute...More

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This glorious park which is right next to Cardiff Castle, is a well maintained park good for long, leisurely strolls. A bit inside the entrance you can also catch a water taxi to Cardiff Bay.

Thank Mablesmama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 30 degrees so we sought shade in the park, like many other people. Beautiful gardens, extensive lawns, stunning shade trees, a lovely place to relax right in the centre of town.

Thank annek3040
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park as a lot to offer for everyone.kept well and flowers and trees are beautiful.but cyclists not all. we had a few polite ones ring there bell to let you know they were behind us and say thankyou.but others creped up behind no warning...More

Thank veronica b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful park, large enough that it never feels too busy. A few paths off the beaten track that are worth exploring. Great park for running, walking, or relaxing.

Thank Eddie S
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stephanie m
what footwear do you advise to wear? thanks
April 13, 2016|
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Response from chrispE6225EW | Reviewed this property |
Depends where in the Park you are walking and time of year; for a summer stroll on the main footpaths, ordinary shoes are fine. If you are dog walking in autumn or winter, then good quality wellies are advised