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Bute Park
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Cardiff and Wales Day Tour From Oxford
Ranked #5 of 158 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.
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful place to relax, unwind and have a coffee. The park is very well kept and the flowers are lovely. Will go again next time we're in Cardiff.

Visited July 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“A beautiful park righ in the City Centre”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bute Park is located right in the centre of Cardiff, adjacent to Cardiff Castle and the River Taff on which their are hourly water buses to Cardiff Bay and the Barage. The park itself stretches to some 130 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland. Really worth a visit! There is an old fashioned tea room/cafe at the main entrance just along from the Castle which is a real gem.

Visited June 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“taking my dog for a walk in bute park”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

its a lovely park very pretty. in the city centre.a short walk from the shops bars and coffee shops its in the shadow of cardiff castle and national museum and art gallery

Visited March 2013
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“Stunning setting in city location”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

What a gem!
Visited on a warm sunny day. Great setting alongside the river.
Defiantly worth a visit,

Visited July 2013
Thank Keldoris
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Worcestershire England
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“Beautiful park”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Walked through park to get to Millennium Stadium - thus avoiding North Road. Lovely park providing lots of shade on a boiling hot afternoon.

Visited July 2013
Thank lucindah
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