It’s National Tourism Week! So we take a look at the top ten places we think you should visit in Cardiff.
St Fagan’s National History Museum
Housing over 500 years of Welsh history, St Fagan’s has something to interest everyone. Highlights include a small bakers shop which offers Welsh Cakes, a row of old shops and Welsh houses that are still exactly as they appeared in the 1950s and many special events throughout the year.
The venue’s stunning architecture and acoustics make it the perfect place to soak up culture including opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals. Located in Cardiff Bay, it has hosted some of the best performances Wales has to offer.
The Victorian castle is right in Cardiff’s city centre, with great views if you climb to the top of the keep. Guided tours offer the chance for anyone to learn a little of the castles long history, with enough to keep young and old entertained alike.
The museum offers a collection of costumes and props as well as more interactive elements. Doctor Who fans will not want to miss out on seeing memorabilia from the show in the city it is filmed in.
There is something for everyone to do in the bay, lots of restaurants, the wetlands reserve and the Senedd are just some of the things to see. The regenerated area is one of the most tourist friendly places in the city.
Cardiff’s arcades have some of the best shopping to offer in the city. Royal Arcade, the city’s oldest having been built in 1881, still has many independent shops — including Wally’s Delicatessen and Melin Tregwynt who sell Welsh-made blankets, throws and cushions.
An Anglican cathedral built in the 12th century. Aside from the stunning architecture, the cathedral is also known for its traditional Anglican choir.
If you are lucky enough to visit Cardiff when the national stadium of Wales is in action, you will be in for a treat. The atmosphere for rugby is second to none in sport and the stadium also hosts other events, including concerts and motorsports.
Located in the city centre, Bute Park offers the perfect chance to relax and see some open spaces. Great for walking or cycling, there are views for everyone.
A place to enjoy culture with films, art and performances showcased. Whatever time of the year you visit, you are sure to find something entertaining to see or do at the arts centre.
A Victorian indoor market in the city centre and the perfect place to find fresh food. It is worth stopping by just to see grade II listed building in action on a busy trading day.