South Glamorgan Things to Do

  • Friary Gardens
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  • Bute Building, Cathays Park, Cardiff
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South Glamorgan Things to Do

  • Cardiff Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 growth and development of the castle from about 200AD to the present day and from the film you can see that the castle had undergone many periods of...

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  • Parks and Gardens

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 place was the pleasure ground of the castle. Today, it’s freely open to the public and a nice place to relax. In the park, you find among others an...

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  • Cardiff Bay AKA Tiger Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 a helpful introductory video of how the Cardiff Bay area has been re-developed into a major new re-vitalised district full of exciting buildings,...

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  • Castell Coch

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 (especially the Catholic religion, fairytales and fables, and the Middle Ages). Yet, I liked the rooms in Castell Coch better, it seemed to me that they...

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  • Millennium Stadium

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    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 can be opened or closed. The stadium opened in 1999 and is in the city centre, next to the river Taff. There are even tours through the stadium, in...

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  • Museum Welsh Life

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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. What I really liked about this museum is that it does not depict one period of history, but many different ones - the oldest depiction is a Celtic...

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  • Norwegian Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 religious missions being set up in numerous ports throughout Europe, and eventually elsewhere in the world. Because the port of Cardiff was one of the major...

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  • Shopping

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 wander through. The architecture is very pretty, so I enjoyed that much more than the shops which are sometimes quite pricey. There are so many that even...

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  • National Museum

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    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 the castle. The museum consists of three different parts: Natural history/geology, arts and archaeology. In addition, there are changing...

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  • Cardiff Bay Barrage

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 been the catalyst for the regeneration of the old docklands area of Cardiff and Penarth. The barrage includes 3 locks, 3 bascule bridges and 5 sluice...

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  • Llandaff Cathedral

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    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 the cathedral. The cathedral is very beautiful and popular, and it is the reason why many tourists go to Llandaff. Its origins go back to the 6th...

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  • Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre AKA The Tube

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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, many photographs and last but not least a large scale model of the area. Apart from that, it offers panoramic views of the bay. Admission is...

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  • Techniquest

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 the Shadow Box, where their actions were caught as a shadow on a wall. All aspects of science were included- fitting organs into a body, echoes, hot...

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  • Festivals and Events

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 hall over throughout December and the middle of January. It has apparently been such a success that it has been opened again this year! The Wonderland...

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  • General Listings

    Cardiff Things to Do

    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 me. Another culture and language in the UK for me to see.

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  • Cardiff - Caerdydd

    Cardiff was made a city in 1905 and became the capital of Wales in 1955; it is also the largest city in Wales. The city offers a huge shopping experience with a vibrant café quarter that has lots of restaurants and bars.September 2011

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South Glamorgan Hotels

  • Lincoln House Hotel

    This is a Victorian town home that has been nicely restored to a very comfortable and modern hotel....

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  • Innkeepers Lodge Cardiff Airport

    Port Road West, Barry, CF62 3BA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Manor House Hotel

    Sully Road, Penarth, CF64 2TQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre

    I stayed in this wonderful Premier Inn hotel situated in the city centre for one night during my...

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  • Tadross Hotel

    271 Holton Rd, Barry, CF63 4HT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Glendale Hotel

    10 Plymouth Road, Penarth, CF64 3DH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf

    Handily located next to the 'Red dragon centre' the welsh millenium building and all the rest of the...

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  • Mount Sorrel Hotel

    Porthkerry Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7XY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Brecon Lodge B&B

    6 Kymin Terrace, Penarth, CF64 1WW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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