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“Not bad”
Review of Bute Park

Bute Park
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US$51.57*
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Cardiff and Wales Day Tour From Oxford
Ranked #5 of 159 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Bargoed, United Kingdom
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“Not bad”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The car parking cost £5.20 for 4 hours which I thought was very expensive. I would have liked to have stayed longer but the prices went up ridiculously. Unfortunately there was an event going on in the park at the time of our visit which meant some of the park was off limits but we headed straight for the jetty to get a boat over to the Bay.
It cost £3 for an adult and £2 per child one way and it was well worth it. The kids loved it, me too. The scenery was lovely and it took about 15 minutes, if that.

Other than that, there's not a lot I can say about the park.

Visited August 2014
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Cardiff Bute Park”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

What a lovely park to find in the middle of Cardiff. Highly recommended.
Lovely paths to walk along and the stone circle came as a surprise.

Visited August 2014
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Telford, United Kingdom
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“A green Oasis”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

A great , large park right next to Cardiff castle. It is so peaceful in there you wouldn't believe you were smack bang in the middle of a bustling City. Also has the river running through it.

Visited August 2014
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Walkies”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Me and my girlfriend were walking and spotted this park out of the blue, it's a very nice walk going along side the river, very relaxed and chilled when walking through... And with an interactive stop where you can get information about various birds and how it's pronounced in welsh... Definitely a must and from a main bridge the view of the millennium stadium is amazing

Visited August 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“bute park”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

probably one of the best city centre parks in Europe with the wonderfull Taff Trail running through it and going on for over 60 miles. well worth a visit

Visited August 2014
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