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Things to Do and See in Cardiff

Cardiff is a capital city and has all the vibrant and cultural facilities you would expect of a major European city in a compact, safe and friendly environment. Below are only a few links that can give you an idea of the diverse range of activities Cardiff has to offer.

Places to visit and things to do:

The Millennium Stadium
In the centre of Cardiff, this is one of the UK’s best and biggest sporting stadiums which is also a venue for musical and pop concerts.

National Museum Cardiff
In the heart of the city and the University campus this is Wales’s leading cultural museum.

Cardiff Castle
Discover 2000 years of history in the heart of the city.  From the arrival of the Romans, through the Norman Conquest to lavish Victorian design − all have left their distinctive mark on the Castle. Cardiff Castle is a couple of minutes walking distance from the town centre.

Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Docks as it was then called was the world’s largest coal exporting port it is also Europe’s largest waterfront development and it has a wealth of leisure activities available both on and off the water.

Wales Millennium Centre
The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004.

St David’s Hall
Situated in the heart of Cardiff, St David’s Hall is the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales.

New Theatre
Built in 1906, the New Theatre is Cardiff’s oldest surviving theatre. Situated in the city centre, this traditional and beautifully restored Edwardian venue gives the perfect ‘theatre experience’.

St Fagans: Museum of Welsh Life
A short drive away from the city this outdoor museum creates the atmosphere of the rural villages of Wales from the coal mining years.

Chapter Arts Centre
The primary venue for ‘alternative’ theatre and arts, there is also an art-house cinema here.

Music, Pubs, Nightclubs, Eating out etc. in Cardiff
An on-line guide to evening events and venues in and around Cardiff.

Llanerch Vineyard
Believe it or not Wales has its very own vineyard, a short bus journey away from Cardiff.

Techniquest
The UK’s leading science discovery centre is a very ‘hands on’ museum with plenty for families to enjoy, set in Cardiff Bay.

For further information please contact the Cardiff Tourist Information Centre.