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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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Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
+44 29 2087 2730
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walk through the park on our way to cardiff castle. This is a beautiful park will many flowers and trees. If you have some down time while in Cardiff, this would be a great place to stroll through. It a beautiful park.

Thank gina r
Reviewed 3 days ago

I walked through the park to get to Cathedral road from the train station when visiting Cardiff with two friends. It was peaceful to walk through the gardens especially considering the town is so close. There were plenty of places to sit and the view...More

Thank 89Jenks
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place away from hussle of the city..kept very clean and you can get boat to cardiff bay...been on many a hot summers day and good place for a picnic

Thank Jhs S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely way to take a stroll out of the bustle of the city . This is where you can catch the ferry to the Bay as well . Beautiful gardens and huge ancient trees.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful park stretching from City centre to Llandaff. Good selection of perennials in borders. Well used by cyclists and runners.

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bute is situated behind the Cardiff Castle and alongside the Taft River, providing a lovely respite when you just need a break from travel overload! Lots of pretty flowerbeds, tall trees, paved pathways, welcoming benches, and open green space. There are a couple of cafes...More

Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this park it stretches from central Cardiff for a couple of miles. Also you can continue cycling all the way to Brecon from here. Its a brilliant space for all sorts of activities and is much loved by Cardiffians bringing the city close...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge park with luscious green fields. River Taff alongside in parts of the park. Lovely to walk round for some time, especially when sun is shining. Peaceful and tranquil.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bute Park is a lovely tranquil space in the city of Cardiff. That's a river that runs through the park, a tea house and a cafe. Nothing better on a great sunny day

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this park by chance and had a nice walk from one footbridge to the next one almost a mile further along the river. Seemed clean and well maintained, and fortunately no dog mess. Only downside as a walker is the paths are also for...More

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8 August 2017|
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Response from Gordon M | Reviewed this property |
No there is no admission charge to the park but there is a charge for the open air theatre
stephanie m
14 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