10 Things To Do in Cardiff Wales

10 things to do in cardiff

10 Things to Do in Cardiff Wales

Visiting Cardiff anytime soon? Make sure to add these 10 things to do in Cardiff, Wales, especially if you’re doing a Day Trip in Cardiff!

National Museum Cardiff

Bonus tip – this museum is free to enter! Always great for the budget travelers. The museum is ideal for families or tourists alike. Housing national art, geology and history collections they are all fascinating!

Cardiff Museum

Bute Park

The park is situated along the Cardiff Castle so it’s quite a lovely stroll through seeing the park on one side and the Castle on the other. Why not visit the park – maybe bring a picnic basket and enjoy a lovely lunch?

Bute Park

Cardiff Castle

After the park why not check out Cardiff Castle. You can stroll along the castle wall, dubbed “animal wall”, due to the variety of animal statues on the wall. There is a fee to enter the Castle and tour the inside – or if you’re tight on a budget just enjoy from the outside.

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Animal Wall

The Arcades

No stop to Cardiff is complete without visiting the bustling arcades throughout the city. Cardiff is well known as the “City of Arcades” as it has so many to stroll through. My favorite is without a doubt the Royal Arcade.

Cardiff Arcades

Cardiff Central Market

If you’re a fan of flea markets be sure to check out the Cardiff Market. Its a one stop shop kind of place – you can find an array of products, from old school records, to pots and pans, tasty sandwiches or fresh fish of the day!

Cardiff Market

Millenium Centre

For all my Dr. Who fans – hold on to your hats, because you can visit a film site from the show in little old Cardiff. Located just outside the city center this is a must see!

Cardiff Millenium Center

Cardiff Bay & Mermaid Quay

Mermaid Quay overlooks the waterfront, filled with vibrant restaurants and shops. On a summer’s eve you’re sure to see it bustling with people strolling around.

Cardiff Bay

The Senedd

Right in the heart of Mermaid Quay is The Senedd – a Parliament House which is free to tour. The Senedd houses the debating chamber and three committee rooms for the National Assembly for Wales.

Cardiff The Senned

Roald Dahl Plass

Ever heard of James and the Giant Peach? Matilda? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? They’re all thanks to the literary genius that is Roald Dahl. If you’re a fan and want to reminisce on your childhood, be sure to grab a photo of the Roald Dahl Plass located right in the middle of Mermaid Quay.

Cardiff Roald Dahl Pass

Cardiff Christmas Market

If you’re in Cardiff around Christmastime – you definitely want to take a stroll through the Christmas Market. Spend the evening strolling through the stalls, sample some local Welsh cheese, purchase some handmade glass blown ornaments, or grab a tasty Nutella filled crepe for dessert!

Cardiff Christmas Market


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  1. February 16, 2018 / 11:39 PM

    Wales has been on my to visit list for far too long. I definitely need to get there. Thank you for the wonderful tips on what to see while there. Looking forward to discovering the city soon!

  2. February 17, 2018 / 10:45 AM

    Wales clearly knows how to do Christmas right with that gorgeous market! Bute park and Cardiff Castle are calling me. Time to look at flight prices!

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