Cardiff Castle is one of Wales' leading tourist attractions. Situated in the very heart of the capital, alongside city centre shopping and the magnificent Bute Park, the Castle's enchanting fairytale towers conceal an elaborate and splendid interior.
Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, the museum houses Wales’ national archaeology, art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.
Since opening in June 1999, the Principality Stadium (formerly known as the Millennium Stadium) has welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year. Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue.
Steeped in history and full of wildlife and horticultural features, Bute Park is a magical place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The park is listed along with Cardiff Castle, as a Grade One historic designed landscape and also contains the Blackfriars site, a scheduled ancient monument.
The Civic Centre is built on the former 'Cathays Park', purchased from the Marquis of Bute in 1898 for new civic buildings surrounding a central park that would lead to new City status in 1905. A pleasant walk when the weather is fine.
The City Parish of St John the Baptist is among the oldest in Cardiff. The church is next to the city centre's covered market and is the oldest remaining mediaeval building in the city after Cardiff Castle, dating from the 12th century.
Discover how Cardiff was transformed from the small market town of the 1300s, to one of the world's biggest ports in the 1900s, to the cool, cosmopolitan capital we know today. The museum tells the history of Cardiff through the eyes of those who created the city - its people.
Cardiff Bay is a sheltered freshwater bay covering about 200 hectares on the Bristol Channel at the mouths of the Rivers Taff and Ely. The waterfront features iconic landmarks, attractions and a great selection of cafés, bars and restaurants.
Techniquest is a leading interactive science discovery centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay. There are more than 120 hands-on exhibits, from an iconic giant pneumatic dragon to chunky puzzles, all waiting to be pulled, pushed and prodded!
This multi-million pound building overlooks the waterfront of Cardiff Bay. Home to the Welsh Assembly Government, the Senedd contains the Debating Chamber, Committee Rooms and a public cafe serving cold food.
The Norwegian Church Arts Centre is one of the landmark buildings situated in Cardiff Bay. Formerly a Church for Norwegian Sailors, the iconic building dates back to the industrial revolution, when Cardiff Docks was the world's greatest exporter of coal.
The Pierhead helped Wales forge its identity 'through water and fire' in the late nineteenth century. Today its aim is to inform, involve and inspire a new generation to forge a Wales for the future.
Sadly the 'tube' disappeared from the bay landscape many years ago so the visitor centre has been squashed into the Wales Millennium Centre. It is now more of a gift shop but visitor information is still available.
Created in 2002, Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve is already a great centre for wildlife. The wetlands were created when the barrage was completed and the previous saline mudflats were transformed into freshwater marshland and a 400 acre lake.
Not strictly in Cardiff, but just five miles off the coast, the stunning island of Flat Holm is a different world with a wealth of history and wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how much there is to discover.