The Best Things To Do in Cardiff

If you're planning to visit Cardiff in United Kingdom, then there are plentiful of things to do here. In addition to many adventure and family friendly attractions, Cardiff also offers many out of the world experiences. These attractions are more than enough to keep you hooked and turn your trip to Cardiff, an unforgettable venture.

Relive the ancient history by visiting St. Fagans - National History Museum. Enjoy some stunning attractions like the Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle. Other major attractions also include Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay, Millennium Stadium, Wales Millennium Centre, National Museum And Art Gallery and Roath Park.

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  • Save 10% 'Doctor Who' TV Locations Tour of Cardiff
    'Doctor Who' TV Locations Tour of Cardiff12 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Follow the trail of 'Doctor Who' around Cardiff on a 3-hour sightseeing tour by bus! The 3-hour TV locations tour is the perf...

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  • Save 7% Doctor Who Cardiff City Walking Tour
    Doctor Who Cardiff City Walking Tour2 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Two hour guided walking tour of more than 30 memorable Doctor Who filming locations in Cardiff City Centre featured in the sh...

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  • Save 10% Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
    Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island6 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Head to Barry Island for a 3-hour Gavin and Stacey TV location tour based on the popular British series that charted an endea...

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  • Cardiff Castle Admission Ticket
    Cardiff Castle Admission Ticket4 Reviews

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    Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle enjoys 2000 years of history. In the 19th Century, the Castle was t...

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Must see places in Cardiff ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Cardiff and point of interests to visit.

  1. St. Fagans - National History Museum

    # 1 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 1110 times in trip plans
    St. Fagans - National History Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Outdoors, Entertainment

    Address: Cardiff CF5 6XB, Wales (Creigiau - St. Fagans)UnitedKingdom

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Experience the historical metamorphosis of Wales as you wander around St. Fagans National History Museum. With each path begging to tell you a story, this open air museum has been named the most fasci...Read more

  2. Cardiff Bay

    # 2 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 1193 times in trip plans
    Cardiff Bay

    Tags: Art And Culture, Food And Drinks, Entertainment

    Address: Cardiff Bay, Wales, United Kingdom

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A smorgasbord of experiences for your senses awaits you at the exciting Cardiff Bay! Let delicious food tantalize you, water expeditions bring out your inner adventurer, explore the different building...Read more

  3. Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay

    # 3 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 690 times in trip plans
    Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Discovery Quay, PorthTeigr | Butetown, Cardiff CF10 4GA, Wales, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    With a life sized TARDIS, a range of colourful costumes right out of the show and Dalek and Cyberman models of every type, the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay will have you yelling “Allons-...Read more

  4. Millennium Stadium

    # 4 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 626 times in trip plans
    Millennium Stadium

    Tags: Sport, Stadium, Entertainment, Stage Show

    Address: Westgate St, Cardiff CF10 1NS, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Situated upon River Taft is the enormous and magnificent Millennium Stadium. With a capacity of up to 70,000 people and a sliding roof to boot, this arena has played host to innumerable legendary foot...Read more

  5. National Museum And Art Gallery

    # 5 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 426 times in trip plans
    National Museum And Art Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Natural History Museum

    Address: National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Art, natural history and geology intertwine to form the captivating National Museum and Gallery, a sight that’s perfect for inquisitive explorers and art enthusiasts alike. Its unparalleled exhi...Read more

  6. Castell Coch

    # 6 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 592 times in trip plans
    Castell Coch

    Tags: Art And Culture, Castle, Architecture

    Address: Castle Road,Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7JQ, Wales

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Brown and grey bricks, topped with silver cones meet your eyes, standing almost sternly amongst the bright green grass. As you step closer to the looming castle, its serious façade may remind ...Read more

  7. Bute Park

    # 7 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 695 times in trip plans
    Bute Park

    Tags: Park, Historical Site, Entertainment, Picnic Spot

    Address: Bute Park N Rd, Cardiff CF10 3DX, United Kingdom

    Timings: 07:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Like oxygen enriched veins, foot paths lined with leafy trees criss cross through the city’s green heart, Bute Park. Just beyond the legendary Cardiff Castle, this park is one of the largest in ...Read more

  8. Cardiff Bay Barrage

    # 8 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 390 times in trip plans
    Cardiff Bay Barrage

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4PA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A day by the lake side, armed with picnic basket and board games, is a great way to unwind and spend quality time with your loved ones. It’s even better if you get to see the best attractions th...Read more

  9. Llandaff Cathedral

    # 9 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 314 times in trip plans
    Llandaff  Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Cathedral Close, Cardiff CF5 2LA, United Kingdom

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Close to the River Taff, in the ancient ‘City of Llandaff’, stands the small, grey and unquestionably beautiful Llandaff Cathedral. Steeped in history and marvelous to behold, this beauty ...Read more

  10. Mermaid Quay

    # 10 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 436 times in trip plans
    Mermaid Quay

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Street Food

    Address: Management Suite, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, United Kingdom

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The heart of cosmopolitan Cardiff, welcome to the recreation and retail hub of the city, Mermaid Quay. Your senses will be met by a vast array of delicious smells wafting from the numerous restaurants...Read more

  11. Cosmeston Medieval Village

    # 11 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 139 times in trip plans
    Cosmeston Medieval Village

    Tags: Village, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Lavernock Rd, Penarth, CF64 5UY

    Timings: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    In the gorgeous vale of Glamorgan, lies the Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, an area home to two serene lakes divided by a footpath, all kinds of living creatures and the Cosmeston Medieval Village. This...Read more

  12. Cathay's Park

    # 12 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 285 times in trip plans
    Cathay's Park

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Park, War Memorial

    Address: Museum Avenue, Cardiff, Wales (City Centre)

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Green trees, neatly maintained grass and beautiful Victorian styled buildings will create a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere in Cathay’s Park, the world class civic centre of the city. You can spen...Read more

  13. Penarth

    # 13 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 195 times in trip plans
    Penarth

    Tags: Entertainment, Neighborhoods

    Address: Penarth Vale of Glamorgan, UK

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Everybody likes spending their holidays basking in the sun, with the sea breeze tousling their straw hats. Bubbling cold drinks, frozen sweet treats and a beautiful horizon create a lovely atmosphere ...Read more

  14. Lloyd George Avenue

    # 14 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 1 time in trip plans
    Lloyd George Avenue

    Address: Cardiff, CF10, UK

    The Lloyd George Avenue is also known as the Bute Avenue and is approximately 1-mile long. It runs parallel to the Butetown Branch Line and Bute Street and forms some part of A470 Road. The Lloyd Geor...Read more

  15. Big Pit Mining Museum

    # 15 of 777 Things To Do in Cardiff | Added 151 times in trip plans
    Big Pit Mining Museum

    Tags: Mine, Specialty Museum, Station

    Address: Blaenavon, Pontypool NP4 9XP, UK

    The Big Pit Mining Museum is a prominent tourist destination which used to be an actual coal mine from the year 1880 to 1980. It is a heritage museum that exhibits objects that offers an idea to the p...Read more

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  • Castell Coch

    Castle Hill, Tongwynlais

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Cadw

    Plas Carew, Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments

    Crown Building, Cathays Park

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments

    Blaenavon Ironworks

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Tredegar House

    Tredegar House

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Caerphilly Castle

    Castle St

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Dyffryn Springs

    Home Farm

    Lakes
  • Marine lake

    170 Old Church Rd

    Lakes
  • Lamby Lake

    Lakes
  • Gwent Adventures CIC

    Llandegfedd Reservoir

    Lakes
  • Duck Island

    Wild Gardens Rd

    Lakes
  • Boating lake

    Lakes
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  • The Cardiff Story

    The Old Library, Trinity St

    Museums
  • Trelair Park

    Vincent Rd

    Museums
  • Techniquest

    Stuart St

    Museums
  • Nantgarw China Works Museum

    Tyla Gwyn

    Museums
  • Llannover Hall Arts Centre

    Romilly Rd

    Museums
  • The Doctor Who Experience

    Discovery Quay

    Museums Landmarks
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  • Cashino

    4-5 Frederick St

    Amusement Parks
  • Cashino Gaming

    10 High St

    Amusement Parks
  • Cashino Gaming

    72 Albany Rd

    Amusement Parks
  • Shipley Amusement Centre

    8-10 High St

    Amusement Parks
  • Premier Leisure

    Old Mixon Trading Estate

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
  • Barry Island Quasar

    5-8 Station Approach Rd

    Amusement Parks
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  • Milgi

    213 City Rd

    Restaurants Bars
  • Pen & Wig

    1 Park Grove

    Bars Restaurants
  • The Peartree

    The Globe Centre Wellfield Rd

    Bars Restaurants
  • Clwb Y Bont

    85a Taff St

    Bars
  • Dunstan House

    8 Love Lane

    Bars
  • Kings Arms

    46 Cardiff Rd

    Bars Restaurants
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  • William Hill

    Tweedsmuir Rd, 1

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Les Croupiers Casino

    Capital Retail Park, Leckwith Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Grosvenor Casinos

    Red Dragon Centre, Atlantic Wharf, Hemingway Rd

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • The Dining Room at Grosvenor Casino

    The Red Dragon Centre

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • William Hill

    St John St, 11

    Casinos and Gaming
  • William Hill

    The Friary

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Cefn Mably Farm Park

    Cefn Mably Farm Park Began Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Welsh Hawking Centre

    Waycock Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

    Lavernock Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Animal Farm Adventure Park

    Red Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Court Farm Country Park

    Wolvershill Rd

    Natural Parks
  • Bryngarw Country Park

    Bryngarw Lodge, Brynmenyn

    Natural Parks
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  • Parc-y-Pentre

    Parc Y Pentre

    Dog Parks
  • Newbridge Fields

    Merthyrmawr Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Parade Gardens

    9 The Parade

    Dog Parks
  • Weston Airfield

    Dog Parks
  • Rockwood Dog Training

    Urban Parks Dog Parks
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  • Barry Island

    Beaches
  • Porthcawl Beach

    Beaches
  • Dunraven Bay

    St Brides Major

    Beaches
  • Brean Beach

    Beaches
  • Sand Bay

    Beaches
  • Marine Lake

    Beaches
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  • Cwmcarn Visitor Centre

    Hiking
  • Mountain Ash Downhill

    Hiking
  • The mast

    Hiking
  • Blaen Bran Community Woodland

    Troed-Y-Bryn, Ty Trappa Rd

    Hiking
  • Cardiff Bay Trail

    Hiking
  • Falcon Drive

    Falcon Dr

    Hiking
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