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“Stunning Park”
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Bute Park
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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.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Minutes from Cardiff City centre this is a quiet haven away from the hustle. On the banks of the Taff, it is a wonderful place to chill, relax and have a good walk and explore. Love it!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you are in Cardiff and have an hour to spend take a walk in Bute park, there is a tea room near the bridge, an old canal which you can fish, the river Taff and its water taxi to the bay. But most of all you can wid down from the city, shopping or the museum. And it's free.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

If you are in Cardiff shopping it's worth a trip to the gardens especially in the summer the park is beautiful with ice team available what more can you ask for!! Take a picnic and have a rest from the hustle bustle if the cilook out for the gardening exhibitions they are awesome

Thank millydilly
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

With a large carpark outside, easy parking and free entry. Well laid-out paths which are wide and great for wheelchairs etc. Mainly parkland with a wide selection of mature trees and bushes. A brilliant and substantial old fashioned herbaceous flower bed runs along the path close to the riverside (River Taff) There you will find three coffee shops (gate house - walled garden - footbridge locations) Bird life is good and might see a woodpecker if lucky. Herons and Egrets possibly seen on river bank. Otters are now residents!

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

LOADS to do and see - walks, food, ice cream, and public facilities are good. I like that it's dog friendly too.

Thank Charis A
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