Cardiff Attractions

Top Things to Do in Cardiff, South Wales

Things to Do in Cardiff

Top Attractions in Cardiff

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  • Henrieta D
    1 contribution
    To the fit boy who served me coffee in the cafe, Tal can I get you coffee next time honey x 07555310292
    Written 16 November 2022
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  • Sonia H
    12 contributions
    Lovely couple of hours spent around the castle and house! Beautiful interiors of the house and don't miss the tunnels! Loved listening to the audio we downloaded on the phone! The pasties in the cafe were gorgeous!
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • ShelbyMJ
    England107 contributions
    Lovely area of Cardiff, we enjoyed wandering round. Went on a little boat trip around the bay. Was clean and bustling with people.
    Lots of places to eat at for lunch/dinner.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Si_Dev_1
    Bathgate, UK406 contributions
    I booked the stadium tour online at short notice and it was a bit of a surprise that my wife had agreed to it. It turned out to be a great visit and even she really enjoyed it.
    The tour was really comprehensive, visiting most parts of the stadium including the hospitality suites, royal box, changing rooms, press conference room and the pitch itself. The guide was first class, relaying facinating facts, funny anecdotes and answering all manner of questions the group could muster. Not only was this rugby related but included events at the stadium by artists like the Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Madonna, even monster trucks. The visitors dressing room is like a hall of fame dedicated to all the performers the stadium has hosted.
    The tour really felt like a VIP glimpse into everything that goes on behind the scenes and was well worth it.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,407 contributions
    The National Museum of Wales is an artificial conglomeration of various sites in different locations in the principality including a waterfront, a big pit and a recreation of historic buildings. But National Museum Cardiff is its most conventional heart exhibiting a wealth of different treasures ranging from fossils and dinosaurs which would not be out of place in a Natural History Museum, as well as permanent exhibitions devoted to Welsh history and geology, all in a splendid Grade I building opened by a King in 1927 situated in the Welsh capital’s ceremonial quarter. But I went to see the art collection. I accessed the upper floors using a period lift from one side of the ground floor entrance lobby. These comprised an exhibition called the Rules of Art (on the uppermost floor the Rules of Landscape Pointing which seemed to be an excuse to bundle together miscellaneous world from Rembrandt to Maximilian Lenz, Gwen John, Picasso not to mention a newly acquired seascape by John Akomfrah. But I missed a side door which led to the permanent collection including works from Renaissance italy to French Impressionism not to mention Welsh landscapes which I accused only by going back downstairs then back up to the fourth floor but though a door in another part of a vast landing.
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • Trevor H
    Chulmleigh, UK50 contributions
    Having seen Castell Coch from the motorway any number of times I finally got there. Sadly, we were later than I'd hoped, and we arrived in a downpour.

    The folly is just that and I do wish we'd had time for the audio tour as I'm sure we missed some of the whimsy.

    But we loved it, but give yourself time 2 hours may be a bit tight
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Joanne N
    337 contributions
    During the school summer holidays I met my sister and nephews in Cardiff. We arranged to meet near Cardiff Castle and decided to enjoy a picnic at the historical Bute Park. This was our first visit and the parkland was very big with various trails and artifacts of historical interest.

    Prior to our visit, my nephew's googled the history of the park and couldn't wait to find the excavated medieval Blackfriars Friary. They were excited to see the animal wall, an iconic William Burges landmark. The boys have a keen interest in history and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the mill pond, the Gorsedd stones and the dock feeder canal. They were especially interested in the learning about the salmon pass. The boys also enjoyed inspecting the amazing trees and sculptures within the arboretum.

    The scenery within the park was fantastic, with lots of wildlife and flowers. Within the park there was a plant shop and bee hives, as well as plenty of space for children to play and people to enjoy picnics. After lunch, we enjoyed a long walk and the highlight of the visit was the ride on the water taxi.. The boys really want to return in October to see the salmon and to collect conkers. After visiting the park we spent several hours shopping in Cardiff exploring the labyrinth of shopping arcades, indoor market, St David's Shopping Centre and Queen Street. Before heading home the boys enjoyed a McDonald's tea at Queen Street.
    Written 11 November 2022
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  • janbrown52
    Luton, UK40 contributions
    everything was timed if you got there late you wouldn't be allowed in. so be aware of that. so no disruption to the show the theatre was amazing, comfortable and a good views . I would go again. lovely experience . nice friendly helpful staff.
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • Hasan A
    1 contribution
    Roath park is one of the fantastic parks to visit.
    There is a great play area near the lake for kids a beautiful rose garden and lots of hidden spots for romantic picnics.
    The cafe by the lake is brilliant and is also open in the evening.

    The barrage on the lake we like most.
    Written 18 October 2022
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  • Chike
    3 contributions
    Brilliant for primary to mid teens. Easy parking. Nice cafe. Great staff. Don't miss the shows! Variety of fun and educational displays.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • NeensAnn
    Bridgend, UK189 contributions
    Christmas visit Santa was absolutely fantastic. We took a 3 month old baby and an 18 month old toddler who were both awe struck. Santa ( the Scottish one) was an absolute credit to the event. He engaged children and adults in singing, he also made every child feel so special. It was so lovely to be able to allow the children to sit on Santa's knee, he was just perfect. We'll done Santa fir making the tour so memorable, and we'll done Rhondda heritage park for a fabulously well organised event.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • MeltonJerry
    Cambridge, UK189 contributions
    A really lovely cathedral where the history evolves from Norman through to late 20th Century. We really loved the modern arch with Christ the Redeemer inviting people to prayer. The new organ is a triumph of modern design and workmanship. It fits in so beautifully and yet is unashamedly modern. I was also taken with the Welsh Regiment chapel. All in all, a lovely visit.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Ian G
    Dundee, UK36 contributions
    Had a couple of hours to kill between business meetings, so checked out this barrage area. A n interesting walk was had, made a nice change
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • Anneure
    Brighton, UK86 contributions
    Great place: I spent most of my 3-day holiday to Cardiff here. Lots of restaurants and shops, boat tours - easy to get to from the town centre, good cheap buses, boats. Great cycling.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • Julie D
    1 contribution
    My husband and I visited there with a tour group. It was one of the most magical nights. The scenery was beautiful with the vines full of grapes, the llamas and sheep grazing in the yard. The best part was the wine and food! The food was very fresh, well made and delicious. I definitely recommend!
    Written 8 October 2022
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