Europe’s youngest capital, Cardiff has a surprisingly vivid past. Located on the Welsh coast, Cardiff is a haven for rugby fans, Doctor Who devotees, adrenalin junkies and culture vultures looking for a weekend away to indulge their passions. A city crammed with art, culture, nightlife, elegant quayside dining and sport. Plus, you're never too far away from the breathtaking Welsh countryside. We’ve also created a handy Cardiff guide to help you make the most of your stay in south Wales.
Cardiff City South
Caerphilly (Corbetts Lane)
Barry Island (Cardiff Airport)
What will bring you to Cardiff? Whether it’s a major sporting event at the Principality Stadium, a show at the Motorpoint Arena or an open day at Cardiff University, make sure you leave enough time to experience everything this Welsh wonder has to offer.
Europe’s youngest capital city has a wealth of cultural attractions, major sporting events and a vibrant nightlife, yet it’s surprisingly small - you can cycle across the centre in just 15 minutes. It’s hard to get lost in a city this dinky but rest assured that, if you do, you’ll find plenty of locals happy to help. Cardiff’s just so friendly - you’ll lose count of the number of times you’ll get called ‘my lovely’.
So what else do you need to know if you’re in town for a big event or city break? Here’s a quick rundown, but for more things to do in Cardiff, we’ve created a city guide that’s packed with more information.