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Bute Park, Cardiff

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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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  • The park is well worth a visit. It affords good views of the river and is well situated right next door to the Castle. It always seems well looked after. March is not the best time to see the park at ...  more »
  • This is a pleasant and relaxing place to walk, just blocks from the busy shopping centers. We enjoyed it after a tour of the castle. It was quiet in March but I suspect is even nicer in summer as many...  more »
  • We arrived at the park via the water from Cardiff Bay. A great space to let the kids run about. Cafes and open spaces as well as good walking paths.  more »
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