Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum

Bute Park offers an extensive area of mature parkland within Cardiff’s city centre boasting a nationally-significant tree collection, numerous natural play features for the young (or young-at-heart), an education centre, three cafes, and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest.

There is plenty to do in the park and you can pick up a variety of self-led trails to guide you on certain activities and topics. Situated beyond Cardiff Castle just a short walk from the city’s main high streets and civic centre, Bute Park really is the “green heart of the city”. Find out more…

Main Attractions

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Latest News & Events


Ty Hayan Taff Trail Cycle Challenge Event 2016

  Ty Hayan Taff Trail Cycle Challenge Event 2016
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St David’s Day Run

The St David’s Day Run was first organised in 2003 and was the idea of Mr Huw Lewis MBE. This year’s run takes place...
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Exciting Parks & Cemeteries Apprenticeship Opportunity!

Do you have a passion for working outdoors and a desire to develop a career in horticulture? An exciting opportunity exists to join Cardiff...
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Explore Bute Park

There is so much to discover in Bute Park, and to get you started we have created an interactive map of the site. Of course, there is no substitute for a real visit, but the map will give you lots of information about where things are and what there is to see. Use the boxes to tick what you would like to display. Zoom in and click on icon markers to reveal more detail.

Explore the interactive map