Things to do in Cardiff
If there are two things Cardiff Castle isn’t short on, it’s opulence and history. Various guided tours let you in on the castle’s 2000-year history, tunnels, the Clock Tower and Summer Smoking Room, some of its most glamorous spaces and more.
The artistic and creative lifeblood of Cardiff, Chapter is a multi-form arts, culture and community space. Contemporary art exhibitions, independent film and performance art are its specialities. The award-winning ‘caffi-bar' is definitely worth a visit.
The Millennium Stadium is a vastly important institution both inside and outside of Wales. Whether it's hosting international rugby, football, motorsport or concerts, it certainly knows how to put on a sell-out show. If you can’t make an event, why not book a stadium tour.
Put Cardiff Bay on your radar if you’re staying at one of our Cardiff business hotels and looking for somewhere to entertain. Not only does it have plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, its waterfront location is a refreshing antidote to the four walls of the office.
Doctor Who Experience
Sonic screwdrivers at the ready as you prepare to outwit Daleks and take on Cybermen at the interactive Doctor Who Experience. Once the adventure’s over, visit the Exhibition Hall for a memorabilia extravaganza.
Cardiff International White Water
Surf’s up at Cardiff International White Water. Try your hand at whitewater rafting, kayaking, hydro-speeding and river boarding. Balcony and refreshments available for non adrenalin junkies.
Cardiff Fashion Quarter
See Cardiff at its most hip in the Cardiff Fashion Quarter. Run by local creatives and set in a derelict cinema, it’s home to a fab selection of cutting-edge fashion, independent labels, vintage gems and graffiti-adorned walls.
St Fagans National History Museum
You could easily spend a day in this 100 acre, open-air, living history museum. Explore over 40 reconstructed medieval buildings including a bakery, corn mill and woollen mill. Watch craftsmen, blacksmiths and farmers at work. Order a pair of custom-made clogs before donning period costumes for a family picture in sepia.
On two feet
The good news is there aren’t any big hills in Cardiff. Hook up with a leisurely City Stroll tour, or try Fear and Loathing in Cardiff if you dare.
On two wheels
Hire a cycle from Pedal Power and discover Cardiff on your own terms. Or, join one of the Cardiff Cycle Tours for official guidance. Check out Taff Trails.
Speed along the River Taff between Mermaid Quay and Cardiff Castle on the Aquabus, or enjoy a more leisurely cruise around the city and Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve.