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Bute Park

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Address: Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
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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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Bute Park is a beaut 😊

A relaxing destination for anyone wanted to escape the busy city life. A wonderful place to go and have a walk, jog or just sit. There are a few cafes on the park too. Again, so... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A relaxing destination for anyone wanted to escape the busy city life. A wonderful place to go and have a walk, jog or just sit. There are a few cafes on the park too. Again, so much to say like the Cardiff Bay so I'll end the review here by saying it's a must visit if you're in Cardiff 👍... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So close to the city centre with a fab tea room . Views of the castle and walk ways by the river taff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A big area with a variety of different routes for walks - a much more interesting walk into town rather than along the main roads. Lots of visitors in the summer, having barbecues or playing sport so a fantastic place to while away a few hours with a picnic people watching.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do. River cruises. Bicycles for hire. Great to walk in the spring sunshine and see the blossom on some of the trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful and cozy park, with the perfect view of the castle. Lots of great spot just to sit and relax, or taking pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bute Park is easy to miss, when visiting Cardiff for sporting events, concerts, museums and shopping. It is a calm oasis if you like champion trees, bike riding paths, well maintained gardens, sculptures, flowering trees & shrubs & somewhere to have a lite bite & coffee. It's behind the Castle in the City Centre, if you follow the castle walls... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Step through the gate from a bustling city centre into a beautiful park. Walk or rest for a few minutes or take a few hours to soak in the wonderful atmosphere. The parking is full of mature trees; indigenous and ornamental. The swathes of spring flowers were a joy to look at, plus the friendly squirrels were very entertaining. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tidy park, lovely to sit and chill with some food and a coffee. Views of the castle and civic centre, hard to imagine this park is smack bang in the town centre. The monk ruins are worth a look and the gardens are kept in mint condition. 🌲🍁🥀 A couple of nice park coffee shops ☕️and some beautiful walks, 👣the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bute park is one of the most beautiful places in Cardiff. I usually visit it twice a week. In my opinion i can divide it into 3 parts. The first pard at the beginning of the park , just for walking in my breaks. Secondly, it's very big, there is a place where to many trees and plants, it's like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think that disabled parking was near the Ambulance parking- there were some faded yellow painted bays, no signs & appeared normal width. This could be easily rectified- please? Park itself was beautiful even on a grey day- paths good gradient & camber for me. Magnolias & daffodils provided a welcome splash of colour. The Summerhouse cafe was good value... More 

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