Insider's Guide to Cardiff

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Barry Island

There are few places as quintessentially Welsh as Barry Island, a lively seaside resort known for its Blue Flag beaches and traditional Pleasure Park, and ...  Read more

Bute Park

A vast area of greenery along the banks of the River Taff, Bute Park - once part of the castle estate – is the city’s most visited public park, hosting a ...  Read more

Caerphilly Castle

Teetering on the brink of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Caerphilly Castle is Wales’ largest and most famous castle, renowned as one of the most ...  Read more

Cardiff Bay Barrage

Stretching for 1.1km along the Cardiff Bay, the recently established Cardiff Bay Barrage is the result of a 220 million pound engineering project, extending ...  Read more

Cardiff Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Presiding over the city center and surrounded by the idyllic Bute Park, Cardiff Castle is one of the capital’s most visited tourist attractions. Spanning an ...  Read more

City Hall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Standing proud in the heart of the city since Cardiff was granted its city status back in 1906, the City Hall remains the focal point of the city’s celebrated ...  Read more

Llandaff

At first glance, Llandaff looks like any other Welsh village, with its gabled brick houses, cluster of shops and traditional pubs, but visit after dark and ...  Read more

Llandaff Cathedral

One of Cardiff’s most striking landmarks and one of only two Catholic cathedrals in the city, Llandaff Cathedral was built in the 12th century and beautifully ...  Read more

Millennium Stadium

Built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup Final and celebrate the upcoming millennium, the Cardiff Millennium Stadium is now the city’s largest venue and the ...  Read more

National Museum and Art Gallery

Housing Cardiff’s premium art and history collection, the National Museum and Art Gallery is the city’s most visited museum, dating back to 1927. Set in the ...  Read more

Norwegian Church Arts Centre

The iconic Norwegian Church presiding over Cardiff Bay is one of the city’s most unique historic buildings and an important centre of local arts and culture. ...  Read more

Penarth

A popular beach resort since Victorian times, Penarth’s close proximity to Cardiff makes it an obvious choose for escaping the capital and the pretty coastal ...  Read more

Snowdonia National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Sprawled along the west coast of Wales, Snowdonia National Park is home to some of Britain’s most jaw-dropping scenery, as well as encompassing the largest ...  Read more

Techniquest

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

With its a unique approach to science, Cardiff’s leading science and discovery center, Techniquest, is one of the most popular discovery centers in the whole ...  Read more

Tintern Abbey

Made famous by William Wordsworth’s poem ‘Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,’ the striking ruin of Tintern Abbey is Wales’ best preserved medieval ...  Read more

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