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“Good place like any other park”
Review of Bute Park

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.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Good place like any other park”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This place is a well kept nice place with the river flowing through the centre. It's really close to town. The park is as good as any other park.

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“Beautiful park in the heart of Cardiff”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This park is simply stunning. There's plenty of wildlife, well kept flower beds, two nice clean and affordable cafes and plenty of space for dogs and kids to play. The only thing it lacks is a playground for the children, id definitely visit more often if it had a park, but choose Roath park instead as it is similar but has a playground.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This park located just next to Cardiff castle is ideally located. Thought ill give it a go, and loved how beautiful it was!

Great for a picnic or boat ride, or even just to stroll about and enjoy the gardens.

Works for any age group :)

Visited July 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“the beauty of bute park”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

it's a lovely park . you've got Cardiff castle, shopping centre with lovely bars and restaurants within five minutes walk. for a day out, Cardiff centre , will surprise you, with its parks , castle, shops , rugby stadium, museum and bars and restaurants.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Park Run”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Bute Park is in the centre of Cardiff. Cardiff Castle is next door to the park & the shops are a few steps away.

I visit Bute Park quite regularly because Park Run is held here every Saturday morning at 9am. Around 400 people, of all ages and abilities, show up and run 5k.

It's a nice scenic park with lots of trees, grassy areas, and trails. There are a lot of people running, walking, biking, dog walking or relaxing on the grass. It's a nice contrast to the city only moments away.

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