Attractions and Places to Visit in Cardiff

There are plenty of things to do on a family day out in Cardiff. Discover history, culture and entertainment from Doctor Who to the home of Welsh rugby

You’ll find a lively entertainment scene in and around Cardiff, which features opera, ballet, musicals, and live music from top acts. Across the city, there are a range of theatres, galleries and arts and live music venues.

You can explore French Impressionist paintings at the national museum, find out about Cardiff’s local history at the Cardiff Story Museum and Cardiff Bay’s maritime heritage at Y Pierhead. From the traditional to the ground-breakingly modern, from seating thousands to cosy intimate spaces, Cardiff can satisfy every taste.
Discover Wales’s rich mining heritage in this amazing, award winning interactive museum complete with an underground tour. Big Pit won the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year in 2005 and is part of the Blaenafon Industrial Landscape World Heritage.

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. If you want to stand and stare, there’s plenty to please your eye – from Impressionist paintings to gigantic dinosaurs.

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle

Situated just 7 mi north of Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle was built in 1628 to consolidate England's grip on the area. The castle, the largest in wales, boasts the most elaborate defensive...
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Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Located in the center of the city, Cardiff Castle stands on a site once occupied by a Roman fort, parts of which (the walls, 4th century polygon bastions and the north gate) have been...
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Doctor Who Experience

Doctor Who Experience

One of Cardiff Bay's newest attractions (and rapidly becoming one of its most popular) is the Doctor Who Experience. Focusing on the 40-plus-year-old BBC television show that's now popular.
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Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral, founded in the time of Bishop Urban (1107-34), is one of the finest such structures in Wales. The main part of the Cathedral dates from the 13th century.
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Mermaid Quay

Mermaid Quay

Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax. Just five minutes from the city centre, it's the perfect destination...
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Millennium Stadium

Millennium Stadium

Millennium Stadium at Cardiff Arms Park is one the country's most advanced sports venues, and is a particular favorite amongst rugby fans. The facility boasts a retractable roof...
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