The trail entrance is off North Road opposite Boulevard De Nantes, to the rear of Cardiff Castle. 

Entry via other locations i.e. West Lodge or Sophia Garden’s entrance is not possible.

The nearest postcode of the event is: CF10 3ET

Please note there is no parking at the location and the last entry is at 20:30.


The main entrance to our event will be from North Road at the rear of Cardiff Castle, just opposite the Cardiff Crown Court and Boulevard De Nantes. Follow the path along the side of Cardiff Castle wall to find our Box Office and event entrance. Don’t worry if you get lost – we will have plenty of signage and stewards to guide you. 
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We don’t have any on-site parking at Bute Park, however there are a variety of car parking facilities nearby. Pay and display car parking facilities are available nearby in Castle Mews (CF10 3ER) and North Road (CF10 3EA), College Road, King Edward VII Avenue & Museum Avenue. Parking is limited in the area, especially close to the festive period. So we encourage people to ustilise public transport where possible.

Download the Park Cardiff app to help you find a place to park in Cardiff using live information from the Smart Parking sensor system that has been installed into parking spaces around the city. Links to download the Park Cardiff app and more details can be found here.

Or you can visit for further details about parking by Bute Park.

Disabled Parking 

For disabled parking, we recommend the North Road car parks. There is some disabled parking directly outside the park but the spaces can be very limited. We don’t have the capability for customers to reserve this. 


There are a number of stops just near our entrance – with Law Courts Stop and Kingsway Stop on North Road being the closest. To find out more about what buses you can use to get to us, please use the Cardiff Bus Services website.


We have 3 train stations within 1 mile of the Bute Park:
– Cardiff Central – 0.7 miles, 15 minute walk (National Services)
– Cardiff Queen Street – 0.6 miles, 15 minute walk (Transport for Wales)
– Cathays Station – 0.6 miles, 15 minute walk (Transport for Wales)
Distances are measured to the entrance of the event, please factor this and queue times into your visit. 


Here are some local taxi numbers, should you need a lift to and from Bute Park:

  • Veezu – 029 2055 555
  • Taxi2Cardiff – 029 2128 2263
  • Cabra Cabs Cardiff – 028 2199 0210
  • Dragon Taxis – 02920 333 333 (app also available)
  • Capital Cabs – 02920 777 777