Visiting Cardiff

(Cardiff, Wales)

Cardiff has become a true city of culture in recent years, with many developed waterfront areas, first-class restaurants, top nightclubs and Victorian architecture, all of which combine to make Cardiff a particularly vibrant spot and pleasant place to visit.

The city of Cardiff beautifully combines the past with present, with many modern buildings which are sympathetic to Cardiff's cityscape, together with a variety of verdant parks and gardens.

Visiting Cardiff: Places to Visit

  • Cardiff guided tours, including open-top buses, walking tours led by local guides, regular cruises departing from Penarth Pier, and water buses connecting Cardiff Bay to the nearby Penarth Marina
  • Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre, a good place to head for before you start exploring the city, famed for its award-winning architecture and local exhibits
  • River Taff, an important natural landmark around which the city of Cardiff has grown and prospered, with walking trails standing alongside the river banks, together with many important buildings
  • Caerphilly Mountain, featuring scenic pathways and hiking trails, offering panoramic views of both the city and surrounding countryside
  • Twmbarlwm Mountain, with popular walking trails and impressive views of Cardiff, situated in the Abergavenny area and just a short distance from the city centre
  • Cardiff Millennium Stadium, a striking sporting venue regularly hosting many important rugby matches, offering regular guided tours where visitors can take a look behind the scenes
  • Craft in the Bay, featuring a large showrooms and a selection of local handicrafts, together with regular demonstrations and workshops
  • Cardiff City Hall, one of the most important buildings in the city centre, featuring a domed roof and hosting many major events throughout the year
  • St. David's Hall, housing one of the premier concert halls in the whole of Wales, with regular theatrical performances and musical events
  • Castell Coch, a fairytale castle standing in the Tongwynlais area of Cardiff and featuring an eye-catching Gothic-style facade and tall towers, known locally as the 'Red Castle'
  • Cardiff Castle, founded more than 900 years ago on the site of a historic Roman fort, located in central Cardiff and featuring many detailed stone carvings
  • Cardiff theatres, including Sherman Theatre on Senghennydd Road, New Theatre along Park Place and Bute Theatre at Cathays Park

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