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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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“cardiff bay” (148 reviews)
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Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
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"city centre"
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"the secret garden"
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"cardiff bay"
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"alongside the river"
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"taff trail"
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"flower beds"
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"green space"
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"sophia gardens"
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"animal wall"
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"water bus"
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"lovely walk"
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"dog walkers"
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"llandaff cathedral"
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"sunny day"
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"coffee shop"
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"visiting cardiff"
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you want to relax or do some sports while in Cardiff, go to Bute Park next to the castle. Such a nice place to enjoy.

Thank Johannes R
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Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful park is clean, tidy, easy to access with well maintained flower beds, borders & parklands. There's a huge array of magnificent trees, plenty seating benches, the river and a very nice cafe. A lovely place to spend time especially on a warm day.

Thank AnnGalway_Ireland914
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Reviewed 2 days ago

his is a lovely quiet park to walk around and we had fantastic weather to do so, we really enjoyed it.

Thank Arch124
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Reviewed 6 days ago

walk along by river really nice and seemed very clean can catch a boat from here to cardiff marina only £4

Thank GARY B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My hotel was situated just a minutes walk away from Bute Park and I was pleasantly surprised as the scale of it. Cardiff was sweltering in the summerheat while I visited and lots of people had picnic in the park or just sat on benches...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is stunning! Went for a run round it whilst staying in Cardiff for business. I didn’t realise it was so big and beautiful. Will go back and explore it more.

1  Thank RachelBonDesign
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this park numerous times and one thing is special- I've never seen squirrels that when they hear tourists they start posing(!) for photos.

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will remember Bute Park as the best thing about my trip to Cardiff in July 2018. Weather was SO hot throughout my stay, even more so in the city centre of course. Instead of sightseeing I ended upp spending hours in this lovely, tranquil...More

1  Thank Bibliotekarien
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for walks a few times whilst staying in Cardiff Bay in May 2018. It is a huge park and is the perfect place to stroll around and clear your mind. It is very well looked after and the plants and trees are immaculately...More

1  Thank AnnaMaria J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a big park so many areas for sports such as softball, football, rugby. They include Llandaff fields, pontcanna fields, black weir, Castle grounds. Amazing for walks with dogs, children etc. You can enter park from many areas and is many miles squared....More

1  Thank MLTCardiff
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Bikergran666
7 August 2017|
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Response from Christopher N | Reviewed this property |
There is NO fee for entry to the park. Any footwear if fine, although, that will depend on the amount of walking wishes to do.
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stephanie m
13 April 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
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