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Scott Evans
July 10, 2023

Bute Park

One of the best parks in Cardiff, Bute Park.

Bute Park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Cardiff. This expansive parkland offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and is a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

History of Bute Park

Bute Park traces its origins back to the grounds of Cardiff Castle, which was remodelled in the 19th century by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. The park as we know it today was created in 1947 when the 5th Marquess of Bute gifted Cardiff Castle and its surrounding parklands to the people of Cardiff.

Bute Park houses one of the UK's premier tree collections, with over 3,000 individually catalogued specimens, It also hosts the annual RHS Flower Show Cardiff, attracting garden lovers from around the country.

Bute Park's Location

Bute Park is centrally located right in Cardiff, nestled between Cardiff Castle and the River Taff. Its postcode is CF10 3ER. 

What Can You Do at Bute Park?

There's plenty to see and do in Bute Park. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river, have a picnic in one of the many grassy meadows, or get active with a bike ride or jog along the park's trails. Children can burn off energy in the play area, and everyone will enjoy the cafe and Summerhouse Kiosk for a tasty treat.

If you're a nature lover, the park's Arboretum is a must-visit. The Bute Park Education Centre runs a range of courses and workshops on horticulture, conservation, and wildlife.

Directions to Bute Park

From Cardiff city centre, Bute Park is a 13 minute walk away from the city centre. If that's too far, you can catch a bus to Cardiff Castle, which is located adjacent to the park.

Planning Your Visit

Before you head to Bute Park, do check the park's official website for any changes to opening times or events. The park is open all year round, and there's no admission charge. Remember to bring along a good pair of walking shoes, and keep an eye on the weather.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

After you've explored Bute Park, there's plenty more to see nearby. Cardiff Castle, one of Wales' leading heritage attractions, is right next door. The city centre, with its high-street shops, cafes, and bars, is just a short walk away. And if you're up for a bit more nature, Roath Park and Lake is a quick bus ride away.

Scott Evans

Scott Evans is the Managing Director of Pink Storage and has many years of experience in the Self Storage Space. Scott has been featured on websites such as MSN, Yahoo, Wales Online, Daily Mail, The Express, The Mirror and many more by sharing his knowledge on everything storage.

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