Things to do in Cardiff

The Welsh capital (Europe’s youngest) has been a rising star for a number of years now and is propelling itself forward by sheer rugged determination demanding notice on the world stage. The metropolis is surrounded by countryside, filled with culture and hums with constant activity.

Start your trip by dropping into Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre, also known as ‘The Tube’, on Harbour Drive. The centre tells a fascinating story by taking visitors through the city’s history and regeneration program while also providing excellent elevated panoramic views of the bay.

National Museum Cardiff also doubles as an award-winning art gallery and can be found in the beautiful Cathays Park. The museum specialises in collections of archaeology, geology and zoology along with applied and fine art. With free entry, National Museum Cardiff is very much worth a visit. The Techniquest museum is also fantastic and dedicated to all things science and tech with hands-on activities throughout the centre that will surprise and wow visitors. Techniquest is a modern-day museum with its key aim to engage with visitors and stimulate questions.

If watching a game of football in Cardiff is on your to-do list, keep an eye out for tickets to a game at the 74,500-capacity Millennium Stadium, the largest stadium in Wales, or a Premier League match at Cardiff City F.C.’s home ground of Cardiff City Stadium. Tickets sell out quickly though, so once you know your travel dates it’s recommended to book your seats as soon as possible.  For our pick of what to see and do in Cardiff, read on!

Wales Millennium Centre

The Millennium Centre is located on the Cardiff Bay and ranks as one of the best arts venues in the UK. The building oozes architectural brilliance and features a variety of shows including comedy acts, opera performances, talks and world-class illusion shows.     

Cardiff Castle

The 11th-century castle with a 19th century twist. Like true castles across the world, Cardiff Castle has a fascinating history and is open for exploration. Bequeathed to the city of Cardiff by the locally renowned Bute family during the 1900s, it has been a favourite for visitors wanting to delve into Cardiff’s past.

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay is known for its recently successful redevelopment project that was introduced during the early 2000s. The bay now features attractions for all including an assortment of museums, an outdoor amphitheatre and plaza for hosting festivals, concert venues, a restaurant area and a lively bar strip.

Millennium Stadium

The 74,500-capacity Cardiff venue has seen some of the best sporting spectacles in the world during its time. The stadium has hosted the Rugby World Cup with international acts regularly performing within the venue. Millennium Stadium is only the second stadium in Europe to feature a fully retractable roof to heighten the atmosphere within.

Red Dragon Centre

Red Dragon Entertainment Centre has it all. It’s a perfect place to visit for an afternoon indoors and away from the elements while only a stone’s throw away from Cardiff Bay’s other appealing attractions. The indoor entertainment venue boasts an IMAX multiplex cinema, casino, bowling alley, food court and state-of-the-art fitness centre plus free parking for all customers.