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Cardiff Attractions

Cardiff has lots to offer travelers. Whether you want fun-filled adventures or you'd like to educate yourself on some local history, you'll quickly fall in love with this place. With no shortage of attractions to discover in this buzzing national capital, we suggest you start organizing your to-do list as soon as your dates are confirmed.

Discover the sights of Cardiff with some popular tours & day trips, or get through our list of 88 fun activities in Cardiff. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can rest easy and concentrate on planning your perfect vacation.

Things to Do in Cardiff with Kids

There are loads of outstanding experiences in Cardiff that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. These are a few of the best family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Cardiff

Taking a break in Cardiff on a budget? The following can be experienced for nada.

National Museum Cardiff - Loaded with intriguing objects and exhibits, this place is heaven for inquisitive minds.

The Gate Arts and Community Centre - This is a fantastic place to get your culture hit and learn more about the area's artistic side.

Trelai Park - Make time for play and add a little excitement to your time here.

University of South Wales, Cardiff Campus - This modern-style landmark is an interesting backdrop for some selfies.

Cathays Cemetery - Pay a visit to this historic site and discover a few things about the cultural heritage of the region.

Cardiff Bay Waterfront - Wander down the streets and lose yourself in the atmosphere of this bustling area.

Cardiff Market - If you'd love to see a few of the more important or unique places in the community, start here.

Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David - Do some soul searching or simply soak up the serene atmosphere at this site of worship.

Cardiff Bay - Go for a leisurely stroll along the shoreline and maybe even dip a toe in.

Gorsedd Stones - You're certain to feel connected with Mother Nature at this magnificent place.

Bute Park - Renew your mind and soul by spending a little time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Cardiff

Cardiff City Centre

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Cardiff City Centre. Make a stop by Cardiff Motorpoint Arena or Principality Stadium while you're exploring the area.



Visitors to Llantrisant enjoy its restaurants, and if you want to do some exploring, The Royal Mint Experience is worth a stop.

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Caerleon is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Isca Augusta and Caerleon Amphitheatre.

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Rhoose is noteworthy for its bars, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Watch House Beach and Porthkerry Country Park.

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While Llanishen might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Roath Park and Cardiff Castle.

Bedwas Trethomas & Machen

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Bedwas Trethomas & Machen and surrounding area, you can visit Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch (Red Castle).

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Cardiff on a sunny day?

A Full Day Tour to Cardiff and Wales from Oxford and a Full Day Tour to Cardiff and Wales from Bournemouth are fun outdoor experiences that'll get you into the fresh air.

What to do in Cardiff on a rainy day?

A In-Home Private Chef Experience - 5 Course is an excellent indoor activity to sign up for if the weather is misbehaving.

What should I not miss in Cardiff?

If you'd like to discover the best of this place, add these attractions to your itinerary:

  • Principality Stadium
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Llandaff Cathedral

Are there cheap things to do in Cardiff?

You'll find tons of activities and tours here that are just the thing if you're traveling on a budget:

What can you do in Cardiff for free?

You could even leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Llandaff Cathedral
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Museum of Welsh Life (Welsh Folk Museum)
  • Cardiff Bay