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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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  • We walked through this park on our way to the castle, from what we saw it was well kept and well used with various features. the sad thing was the number of rough sleepers we saw. I have great sympath...  more »
  • Just love this park . It's huge scenic park and a great place to go you would never think it was in a middle of the city  more »
  • A huge park, which thanks to Lord Bute was built in 1947 and was opened to the public. It's a huge park and it offers countless hiking trails. It invites you on a couch in the Sun to enjoy the countless plants and shrubs and listening to the birds singing and quacking ducks, also of the many world go by joggers. After the parks in London this park is the largest city park in Great Britain. and is right next to the Cardiff Castle located.
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Cardiff is a compact city, easily explored on foot, from accommodations in its pedestrianized city center. Top-notch hotels and B&Bs are only a short walk from the major attractions and popular shops. The Welsh countryside, along with its quaint country hotels, is easily accessible from Cardiff's centrally located main train station. 
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