Cardiff Things to Do

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  • 1. Cardiff Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The remains of a Roman wall visible inside the Visitors centre of Cardiff Castle are the earliest evidence of the site being used for human occupation. There is a short animated video showing the...

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  • 2. Parks and Gardens

    The Bute Park is a large park at the river Taff and directly next to the castle. It’s named after the Bute family, whose gardener Andrew Pettigrew created the layout of the park. Originally, this...

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  • 3. Cardiff Bay AKA Tiger Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We parked in the large multi-storey car park and as we came out of the building it started to rain - heavily. We made a dash for the Millenium Centre where we found the Tourist Information Centre and...

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  • 4. Castell Coch

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As said before, Castell Coch's interior is very similar to the interior of Cardiff Castle. It is the same style: Many colours, a lot of gold leaf, subjects from different cultures and mythologies...

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  • 5. Millennium Stadium

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    The Millenium Stadium mainly is a rugby stadion, but of course other matches and events take place there also, like soccer matches or concerts. The stadium has over 70 thousand seats and a roof that...

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  • 6. Museum Welsh Life

    This is a big outdoor museum that depicts life in Wales throughout history. It is really huge and you can spend a lot of time here, walking around the different buildings and exploring the grounds....

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  • 7. Norwegian Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Norwegian merchant navy sailed all over the globe after the Crimea War resulting in thousands of Norwegian sailors having to be absent from home for long periods of time. This resulted in...

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  • 8. Shopping

    Cardiff has many interesting shopping arcades from Victorian times. I include them in "Things To Do", not in "Shopping", because I did not do any shopping there, but found it rather nice to just...

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  • 9. National Museum

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    The National Museum is housed in an impressive building in the Civic Centre of Cardiff, an area in the northern part of the city centre. It is only a few minutes walk from the main shopping area and...

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  • 10. Cardiff Bay Barrage

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    The Cardiff Bay Barrage was one of the largest civil engineering projects in Europe during construction in the 1990s and has turned tidal mud flats into a 200 hectare freshwater lake which in turn has...

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  • 11. Llandaff Cathedral

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    The small village of Llandaff is located only about 4km north of the city centre. It now belongs to the city of Cardiff, but it still retains the atmosphere of a village, especially in the area around...

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  • 12. Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre AKA The Tube

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre is a tube shaped building which illustrates the story of Cardiff Bay from busy Docklands to a regenerated recreation area with restaurants and pubs. It houses a film,...

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  • 13. Techniquest

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    We were left to entertain the grandchildren one cold afternoon, so decided to take them to Techniquest. The children thoroughly enjoyed the interactive science centre. Their particular favourite was...

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  • 14. Festivals and Events

    If you can't get to New York to skate this year, where can you go ? Simple really - Cardiff - yes Cardiff! Since 2001, Cardiff City Council have organized a winter wonderland skate rink outside City...

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  • 15. General Listings

    The Victorian arcades and alleys around St. Mary's Street are particularly charming. Take a quick stroll looking at the Victorian buildings, shops and Wales restaraunts was certainly a great day for...

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  • 16. Doctor Who Experience

    The Doctor Who Experience is definitely a great sight for fans of the Doctor Who TV series which is produced since 1963. This series is not so well known in...

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  • 17. Arcades

    Cardiff has many shopping arcades, some of them pretty old. The oldest is the “Royal Arcade” which was opened in 1856. There are several others from the late...

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  • 18. Take The Aquabus

    You can get the Aquabus from Bute Park to Cardiff Bay for £3 it takes about 20 minutes and is a really nice way to get there, I have tried a few times to go on...

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  • 19. St David's Cathedral

    This Catholic Cathedral was designed, built and opened on this site between 1882-87 to serve the growing Catholic community in the city and it is dedicated to...

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  • 20. Civic Centre (Known as Cathays Park)

    This is Cardiff's Civic Area which has a number of listed Edwardian buildings and other civic buildings:These include (Please click on the individual links for...

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  • 21. Cardiff City Hall

    This Edwardian building, built in an English Renaissance style,opened soon after Cardiff received its city status in 1906. The 194 foot high clock tower...

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  • 22. Glamorgan Building

    This Edwardian Building was the former County Hall which is now occupied by Cardiif University's faculty of Social Sciences and also School of City and Regional...

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  • 23. Bute Building

    Percy Thomas and Ivor Jones, architect, designed this neoclassical building in 1911 for the original Cardiff Technological College. The building opened in 1913...

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  • 24. Temple of Peace

    The Temple of Peace was opened in 1938 and today is a Grade II listed building. Lord Davies Davies founded the temple and his aim was to promote ideals of peace...

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  • 25. St John the Baptist City Parish Church

    This church goes back the 12th Century and is the second oldest building in use in the city after Cardiff Castle. The church is well known for its volunteer run...

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  • richardchown's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    Cardiff is the nice place to visit. During our cardiff vacation we had sped one hour in rhondda heritage park, we brought some gift from gift shop. overal experience was good.

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