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Lovely Park

Close to the castle and centre of Cardiff - a tranquil oasis Great cycling lanes and cafes along... read more

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Stroll in Roath Park

As we always stay in a nearby hotel we always make a point of strolling through the beautiful Roath... read more

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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...more
Bute Park North Road, Cardiff CF10 3DX, Wales
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Reviewed today

Close to the castle and centre of Cardiff - a tranquil oasis Great cycling lanes and cafes along the way Some amazing trees

Thank DZ2
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank clearairturbulance
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we always stay in a nearby hotel we always make a point of strolling through the beautiful Roath Park. It is easily accessible being very close to the city centre and you can catch a boat trip to Cardiff Bay from there.

Thank stevobugle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a stroll through the park, trees looked particularly beautiful in Autumn sunshine. Lots of paths to follow and helpful notice boards.

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bute park is situated in the heart of the City, Cardiff castle is located on the edge off the Park, the river Taff runs through the park, worth a visit if your passing through

Thank christopherwT8475GQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here last week, and all the autumn-colors were absolutely stunning. Lots of trees and paths, you can just walk along the main path or explore the smaller paths. Walked around until it got dark. Depending on which way you're facing, you'll also get...More

Thank Cynthia Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through Bute Park was an amazing experience. It was a great oportunity to make contact with nature, although being inside the city. Highly recommend it!

Thank nburiano
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful colours of the autumn leaves. Very natural surroundings so close to the city. Squirrels running everywhere.

Thank FarAway44130521904
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rambled here on a leisurely walk to the Cricket Ground. Loved the relationship to the River, the people, the dogs, not the cyclists, the art work and the History. It is wheelchair friendly

2  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is huge enough to run around and they even have a park run happening every Saturday. Also, you can wander around there simply walking as well.

Thank shiltsa
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Christopher N | Reviewed this property |
There is NO fee for entry to the park. Any footwear if fine, although, that will depend on the amount of walking wishes to do.
stephanie m
13 April 2016|
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Response from chrispE6225EW | Reviewed this property |
Depends where in the Park you are walking and time of year; for a summer stroll on the main footpaths, ordinary shoes are fine. If you are dog walking in autumn or winter, then good quality wellies are advised