History Points (QR code) Trail

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 are in the park by using a QR code reader on your mobile device.

Small plaques have been installed around the park featuring QR code links to web-hosted content.

QR readers are available to download for free from your app store. To use the codes, you simply show/scan the code with your device’s camera and it will instantly take you to the relevant web page. If you prefer, you can listen to an audio narration of each page, and translations are also available in other languages.

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)
  • 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)
  • Ginkgo Avenue & Castle Mews (sticker on bin)
  • Cardiff Castle North Gate (plaque on metal gate post)
  • Cardiff Castle South Gate (plaque on timber balustrade)
  • Site of canal aqueduct and lock, North Road, Cardiff
  • Former canal bridge, North Road, Cardiff

There is also a children’s version of the QR Code Trail to download.  You can then follow a shortened version of the trail and collect hidden letters to reveal a hidden word.