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“A nice park to have a walk.”
Review of Bute Park

Bute Park
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USD 51.91*
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Cardiff and Wales Day Trip from Bournemouth
Ranked #3 of 191 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Is always good to have a nice big park in the city, where you can go for a walk and disconnect for a little bit.

2  Thank Andrea Marina L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Was very nice to go into park via the animal wall walkway. We then used water taxi to Cardiff Bay. Very enjoyable.

Thank SMN73
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a lovely large park close to the castle and river. We were there in early April and everything was springing into bloom. Daffodils naturalised everywhere and stunning camellias. There is a cafe and an animal trail, which is great for young children. You can catch the water bus to Cardiff bay for £4 one way, good value.

Thank Clare M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Really nice walks in this park and is great for dogs as well as picnics. Thoroughly enjoyable for time with friends or/and family.

Thank Amber G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This is the jewl in crown for Cardiff. Grounds stretch for miles with both wooded and open areas, ideal for a very energetic border collie. Has two coffee shops and plenty of free dog biscuits and bowls of water, obviously for dogs !! The river is easily accessible for both dogs and humans to paddle, clean and sparkling.This is by far one of my most favourite walks with plenty of benches to rest on and watch nature at its best.

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