Bute Park and Arboretum Bute Park and Arboretum

Bute Park and Arboretum

North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DX, United Kingdom | 02920 872730 | Website

Venue Description

Bute Park offers an extensive area of mature parkland within Cardiff’s city centre. It boasts a nationally-significant tree collection, impressive sculptures, an education centre, three cafes, and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest. The site benefits from good public transport access and near-by car parking. The terrain is mostly flat with good quality paths and accessible directional and interperative signage. Park interpretation also includes a narrated self-guided history trail which is hosted on the HistoryPoints website http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=bute-park, and is also accessible via QR code links on plagues at features of interest around the site (smart phone required). The park is bounded by the river Taff on one side and the Dock Feeder canal on the other, which makes for beautiful views across water. Cardiff Castle forms the backdrop at the southen end and to the north you can continue up the Taff Trail towards further parkland along the river corridor. There really is something for everyone within this large park which forms the 'green heart' of Cardiff.


Level access is available at the following park gates: Blackweir, Castle Mews, North Gate, West Gate. Ramp access is available at Millennium Bridge and Fishers Bridge (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)


Accessible Toilets are located at Pettigrew Tea Rooms, The Secret Garden Cafe and a radar key toilet is located at the Summerhouse Cafe.


Staff members are on hand 12 - 3pm 7 days a week within the Bute Park Education Centre. This venue functions as the park's public visitor center between these times.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

There is plenty of space within the park to exercise your dog. We just ask that dogs are kept on a lead within the cafe seating areas and dogs are kept under control to avoid issues with wildlife and other path users.

Other assistance dog facilities

Full access to outdoor and indoor areas

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access

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