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Bute Park

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Address: Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
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+44 29 2087 2730
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Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of mature parkland...

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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Beautiful views and relaxation spots

The park has nice cafes, monuments and wildlife, and is well paved for walks or running. Events including the RHS Flower Show, Music Festivals and others take place throughout the... read more

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The park has nice cafes, monuments and wildlife, and is well paved for walks or running. Events including the RHS Flower Show, Music Festivals and others take place throughout the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love walking through bute park. As long as it's dry you can always have a lovely walk. My daughter & I have ridden all along the taff trail on our bikes & it's a perfect place for a bit of fresh air.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park slap bang in the middle of Cardiff City centre is really lovely. Following the River Taff all the way north to Black Weir and back is a lovely walk and you can come back on a different path. In the spring the park has lots of primroses, snowdrops, daffodils and croci. In the summer there are many flowering... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went earlier this year, large park and plenty to do, will be visiting again to see the nursery and spend more time there when it's warmer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful paths to walk in any season, some close to the river and located right in the city centre. Flower beds provide a wonderful display of colour. The walled garden is very attractive, and the arboretum has an excellent display of trees. Try the Secret Garden Café for cakes and hot drinks!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a quick walk through here on our way to the uni. It must be beautiful in season; but a damp Feb does not do it justice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a walk in the middle of February on a Sunday morning, while it was still winter season. Must say that although the sight of the park in spring and autumn would probably be even more awesome and spectacular, it was still a good morning exercise and walk in the park even during winter season. You could see locals taking... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A rarity to have such a wide expanse of greenery in a city centre, lovely for a walk whatever the weather. Links up to cycle route 6, which takes you up towards Caerphilly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in February as the daffs and crocus were coming out. Very nice relaxing place to walk with the river on one side and a cafe if your peckish.

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, love it here, lots to explore, good place to chill. Nice and peaceful. Also good place to meet friends for a fun time outdoors.

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