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“Perfect for summer or winter walks”
Review of Bute Park

Bute Park
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Cardiff and Wales Day Tour From Oxford
Ranked #5 of 160 things to do in Cardiff
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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.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Perfect for summer or winter walks”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Bute Park is a must see in Cardiff especially if you don't get to go to Cardiff Castle as from Bute Park you can see the surroundings of the Castle.

It's a massive park and it is perfect for a little or longer walk. Perfect for a coffee light meal or ice cream do have a stop at one of the lovely cafes in the park.

Also perfect for picnics!

Visited July 2013
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Apperley Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Huge park”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Bute park is massive and such a nice place to wander around in Cardiff.

I wasn't that impressed with Cardiff itself (though the weather was pretty miserable when we were there), but Bute Park was a really nice place to spend a few hours just strolling around and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Visited May 2013
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“Lovely on a summer's day”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Spent a beautiful afternoon in the park playing cricket, eating ice cream and lounging around. Only problem was the amount of litter, including broken glass in places...plenty of bins around though!

Visited July 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Pretty park in Cardiff”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

A pretty park in Cardiff, ideal if you have a dog lots of open space for them to have a run, there is many sculptures to have a look at ideal for taking photos. There is a lovely on site cafe which sells nice cakes and snacks the prices are reasonable. Even though my husband and myself were in the city we found Bute park to be very peaceful and relaxing.

Worth going to if you are in the area!

Visited July 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great big park, shares a border with the castle next door.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

didnt find any food stalls but a couple of minutes walk from the city centre eateries and shops so quite handly for a good stroll.

Visited July 2013
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