You can access a wealth of information, old photographs, drawings and maps of Bute Park by visiting our pages on the HistoryPoints.org website, or while you’re on site by using a QR (Quick Response) code reader on your mobile device.

QR readers are available to download for free from your app store, then simply show the code to your device’s camera and you will be automatically taken to the relevant webpage.

If you prefer, you can listen to an audio narration of each page, and translations are also available in other languages. At fourteen tour stops around the park, small plaques have been installed featuring QR code links to web-hosted content.

The trail stops in the following places:

  • Animal Wall (sticker on interpretation board)
  • West Lodge (plaque on ramp)
  • River Taff (plaque on water bus stop)
  • Old Western Approach Road (Plaque on wooden post at bottom of herbaceous border)
  • Site of Blackfriars Friary (Sticker on interpretation board) *to follow
  • Summerhouse Café (sticker on corner of café)
  • Castle Nursery & Old Walled Garden (plaque on wooden post by Stuttgart Garden)
  • The People’s Door (Plaque on wall in café courtyard)
  • Fisher’s Bridge (plaque on bridge)
  • Lady Bute’s Bridge (plaque on bridge)
  • Mill Leat (sticker on fence post)
  • Gingko Avenue & Castle Mews (sticker on bin)
  • Cardiff Castle North Gate (plaque on metal gate post)
  • Cardiff Castle South Gate (plaque on timber balustrade)

There is also a children’s version of the QR Code Trail.

Pick up a leaflet from the Education Centre or download and print from this site.

You can then follow a shortened version of the trail and collect hidden letters to reveal the hidden word…