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Cardiff's Must See

A warm welcome awaits you in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. This is our city with the heart of a big town. Often listed as one the best-liked and friendliest cities in the UK it is also the gateway to explore Wales.

Reach all the places to see and do in the city centre easily by foot, local buses, taxis or bicycle; it’s our fab “15-minute city” ??. Don’t forget to include Cardiff Bay during your visit too; once the biggest coal port in the world and now a redeveloped leisure area with its own waterfront attractions; just a short ride away from the city centre.

We think you’ll need at least two full days to see and do all the attractions including Cardiff Castle, our “Essential Cardiff” walking tour, City Sightseeing Bus Tour, etc – see below. Plus the fabulous shopping district with its unique Victorian Shopping Arcades with tearooms, pubs & restaurants galore and a huge St David’s Shopping Centre.

Do you want to see the best of Cardiff with a tour guide? Try Cardiff Walking Tours.

At Cardiff Bay you’ll see the Wales Millennium Centre, Y Senedd, Red Dragon Centre (cinema, restaurants, casino, tenpin bowling), boat trips and over 50 restaurants, bars and cafes.

My recommendation for a few days in the city
Day 1: Cardiff Castle, city and bay discovery: Start 9am with a visit to Cardiff Castle (for 2hrs) then take the “Essential Cardiff” walking tour (11am from castle front gates). Lunch at Pettigrew tearoom then take the water taxi to the bay.
Day 2: Caerphilly Castle & St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life: Take the train from Central Station to the town of Caerphilly. Return to the city then catch a city bus (no.32 or 320) to the village of St Fagan for the famous outdoor museum “Museum of Welsh Life”.
Day 3: Take a guided sightseeing day tour to see the best of Wales! Book an unforgettable day tour with See Wales Tours. These guided minibus tours take you to see the mountains, valleys and coast of Wales with daily departures. >> 9am @ museum, return 530pm. Pre-booking is essential - / Tel: 00442920227227

Attractions in, around and around Cardiff

Cardiff Castle: in city centre. 2,000 years of history in one amazing fortress. Guided tours. 2+ hours needed.
Cardiff’s City Sightseeing Bus: fun and interesting hop on / hop off tours of the city and the bay.
National Museum & Gallery for Wales: in city centre. Amazing art, geology, dinosaurs, volcanoes and its ... free!
Millennium Stadium Tours: perhaps the best stadium in the world? Tours available most days. (Principality Stadium)
National History Museum: the most visited attraction in Wales. Free entry. City bus (no.32/320) to St Fagan.
Castell Coch: The “fairy-tale” castle. Just 30 mins bus ride from the city to the village of Tongwynlais.
Caerphilly Castle (biggest in Wales): 20 mins train ride from Cardiff Central station to the town of Caerphilly.
Water taxi to Cardiff Bay: A fun way of getting from the city centre to the bay and back again. Every 30 mins, £4 pp.
The Cardiff Story: At the city centre Old Library you’ll find a small exhibition about the history of Cardiff – free entry.
Wales Millennium Centre: Here for the big shows and the excellent ‘behind the scenes’ tour. Cafes, restaurants too.
Llandaff Cathedral: Just 10 mins bus ride you’ll find an amazing cathedral. Evening ghost tours too!

Eat * Drink * Replenish *

Daytime cafes & coffee shops. Some of our favourites are Pettigrew Tea Rooms, Castle Street. Garlands, Duke St Arcade. Madame Fromage, Castle Arcade. Barkers Coffee, Castle Arcade. Seasons Cafe Bar, Castle Street – excellent Welsh food here too.
Day & night restaurants (just a few recommendations amongst too many to mention!) Cardiff city centre The Potted Pig, The Corner House Cardiff Bay ffresh Restaurant (at Wales Millennium Centre) and Demiros, Welsh Italian food.

And finally, the music of Wales!

Experience Cardiff’s Male Voice Choir – a few mins walk from Cardiff Castle (from Westgate Street). (Mon & Thurs 730pm). Free! (Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir)
Nos Da Hostel & Bar – music nights throughout the month. Check here –

Getting around

Cardiff Cycle Tours and Cycle Hire –

Taxis: Dragon Taxis 00442920333333, Capital Cabs 00442920777777

Welsh Language – Lesson no.1
Hello - “Shwmai” (Shoo My)
Thank you - “Diolch” (Dee-olk)

Find the Cardiff Visitor Map – this leaflet is available throughout the city

Don’t forget to book your day tours with See Wales Tours
Call or email us for help & advice during your stay

Email: [email protected] Tel: 00442920227227

A view of the city from Cardiff Bay