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Cardiff

4.2
Castles · Specialty Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
City of Castles
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country. Once considered a drab industrial town with few tourist attractions, Cardiff is now a lively and modern urban center that's a growing favorite with travelers interested in Welsh history and culture. The city center has been pleasantly pedestrianized and is quickly climbing up the list of the finest shopping destinations in the UK. With five historic castles in the surrounding area, Cardiff is often accurately described as the "city of castles." For most tourists sightseeing in the area, summer may be the best time to plan a vacation, as the city hosts a wide range of cultural festivals, many of which are free. Our United Kingdom day trip planning tool allows you to schedule your trip to Cardiff, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in Cardiff

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Specialty Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
Cardiff Castle
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Cardiff Bay Wales
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Bay Island Voyages
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Cardiff

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History Museum
The Roman Baths Bath
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Stonehenge Amesbury
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Brunel's SS Great Britain Bristol
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Folly Farm Begelly
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Cardiff

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Castle
Castell Coch Tongwynlais
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Roath Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Cardiff

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Park
Bute Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Thompson's Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Alexandra gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Sophia Gardens
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Cardiff

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Cemetery
Llandaff Cathedral
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Insole Court
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
St Fagans National Museum of History
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
St. Mary's Church St. Fagans
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Cardiff

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Shopping Mall
High Street Arcade
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Welsh Love Spoon Gallery
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Martin Player High Class Butcher
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Castle Quarter Arcade
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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City Tour
Cardifferent Historic Pub Tour
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Spa
Spas Bath
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Longleat Warminster
4.4
Duration: 3 hours

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