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Bute Park, Cardiff

4.7
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Once the grounds of Cardiff Castle, Bute Park exists as the principal park in the city of Cardiff, with 52 hectares (130 acres) of landscaped gardens and parkland straddling the River Taff. Explore Blackfriars friary, an excavated ruin of a medieval friary. The arboretum boasts a varied selection of trees, many of which are the largest in the UK. Follow the herbaceous border while using the park's plant guide to learn about the species of plants within the park. Search for the many sculptures within, especially the wooden carvings made from old tree stumps. A handy place to rest, the West Lodge offers a visitor information center, tearoom, and public toilets. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Cardiff holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Bute Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This huge green space has much charm, going along the course of the river Taff and through asphalted paths we walk on beautiful places. There are several rugby fields, a school of horse-riding and numerous banks, to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this site.
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  • Average park, interesting mostly because it is adjacent to Cardiff Castle. While it's nicely kept it's hardly the sort of place to which a tourist would make a special trip.  more »
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  • Loved it. Huge park, mainly grass, well forested and dog friendly, with excellent wheelchair access. What's not to love? It seemed very popular and used extensively by locals and visitors. One great point is that it is right in the middle of the town. It seems to be a fantastic location for people-watching and squirrel seeking! All in all, it is a rare gem of a park.
  • Bute park is well loved by the capital; yet personally leaves little to be desired. The park itself is frequented by dog walkers, cyclists and runners which can be annoying at times as there is no designated areas or lanes to accommodate this type of activity, so you find yourself dodging people, especially cyclists. Because of this, a walk is not an enjoyable experience. The park itself is mostly grass with a few benches dotted around, a cafe and take note that the public toilet is closed. Overall it is a basic park.
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