Cardiff Castle’s walls conceal 2,000 years of Celtic history, and is not an experience to be missed for any visitor.
Its jaw-dropping gothic architecture cements its reputation as one of the most amazing and richly complex sites in the UK.
There’s guided tours, treasure hunts for kids, and a great café.
Dr Who is famed the world over, and a truly memorable day for all the family is to visit Cardiff’s Dr Who Experience. A stone’s throw from the actual set where each episode is filmed, this interactive tour offers tonnes of fun, including a tour of space and time in the TARDIS (just watch out for Daleks!).
If non-stop adventure is more your thing, spend the day at Cardiff International White Water, home to family and solo white water rafting, canoeing and gorge walking. An energetic day out, but a great way to get a unique view of the city, via its waterways and skies.
Step back in time 2,000 years at Caerleon Roman Fortress as you explore what is said to be Europe's only viewable Roman Legionary Barracks.
Nearby is the imposing, 13th century Caerphilly Castle and the medieval complex of Cardiff Castle. Explore the diverse history of the city at Cardiff's National Museum, which is home to a vast collection of Celtic art, natural history and archaeology.
Dining & Shopping
Dining in Cardiff is a great experience. From traditional Welsh food to Syrian food and all in between; the city is an aromatic hub of the world’s finest flavours and tastes.
There’s unique venues like the Pop Ty, which is a pop-up restaurant in a church selling traditional Welsh food, or relax at the picturesque Waterloo Tea Gardens.
Cardiff certainly earns its reputation as one of the top ten shopping destinations in Britain. From retail giants to traditional markets. The city centre area boasts six Victorian arcades, where historic structures house everything from jewellery stalls, vintage clothes, craft stalls and coffee shops
Did you know?
Cardiff is home to the world’s oldest record shop, Spillers Records, which first opened its doors on Morgan Arcade in 1894.
Only around 10% of people living in Cardiff speak Welsh, but almost 100 languages are spoken throughout the city.
Legendary children’s author Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff in 1916. A festival is held in his honour every year on September 16, his birthday.