Attractions in Cardiff
After being WOWed on the Waterfront last weekend, Cardiff Festival moves to the city centre this weekend when Admiral Cardiff Big Weekend returns featuring Feeder, Chaka Demus, Athlete and MAS Carnival - more here
Cardiff Castle offers 2000 years of history in the heart of the Welsh Capital. Choose from guided tours of spectacular Victorian gothic apartments designed by William Burges or climb to the top of the 12th Century Norman Keep for spectacular views of the city.
For an alternative night out, book a traditional Welsh Banquet for your family, friends or office. This is a relaxed and fun evening of Welsh food, wine and music, in the 15th Century medieval hall.
The Castle can also be hired for private functions.
Explore the light-tower, engine room, cabins, conference room, chapel and relax with light refreshments in our galley in an atmosphere of Christian Fellowship. The Lightship is also the base for the Cardiff Bay Chaplain.
Explore the magnificent Millennium Stadium, one of the UK's top event and sporting venues and an impressive icon of modern Wales. Tours may not operate prior to match or event days so please contact us to avoid disappointment.
Wales Millennium Centre
Theatres, galleries, restaurants, bars, shops, free entertainment and behind the scenes tours - all this and more at the award-winning Wales Millennium Centre, Europe’s most exciting performing arts and cultural venue
Techniquest (Science Centre)
Science discovery centre, designed to engage people of all ages in science through interactive exhibits and live demonstrations
Late nineteenth-century 'fairytale'-style castle, built on medieval remains, designed for the third marquess of Bute by William Burges. Lavishly decorated and furnished in the Victorian Gothic style; a Romantic vision of the Middle Ages.
Dr. Who Up Close
Come face to face with the newest Doctor Who creatures and companions, featuring the Sibylline Sisters, Cyberman, Clockwork man, Sontaran, the Hath and of course...beware ALL NEW DALEK ENCOUNTER! Not to forget costumes displayed for the Doctors trusted team: Martha Jones, Captain Jack and Donna Noble...with many more inside.
New displays featuring exhibits of props, costumes and monsters from series starring David Tennant and his assistants.
St. Fagans Natural History Museum
The Museum of Welsh Life St Fagans is one of Europe's biggest and most exciting open-air museums. Here you will find centuries of Wales' social history gathered together in 100 acres of beautiful countryside. Free admission.
National Museum Cardiff
Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national archaeology, art, geology and natural history collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions. Free admission
Martin Tinney Gallery
The Martin Tinney Gallery was established in Cardiff in 1989 and is now considered to be one of Wales’ premier private commercial art gallery.
The gallery specialises in Welsh and Wales-based artists of the highest quality, past and present. We moved to our current premises in 2002, after a major refurbishment of a 19th century townhouse with purpose-built extension, giving three floors of beautiful exhibition space.
The Red Dragon Centre
No visit to Wales’ Capital City is complete without a visit to The Red Dragon Centre. Discover Cardiff’s ultimate destination offering a world of entertainment and dining experiences all under the comfort of one roof.
Inside our doors you’ll find Wales’ only IMAX ODEON cinema multiplex, as well as the phenomenally Doctor Who Up Close Exhibition, Hollywood Bowl, Grosvenor Casino and South Wales’ hit music station, Red Dragon FM. The Centre also boasts a wide selection of restaurants, serving up a banquet of dishes from around the globe. From high profile brands to a number of unique independent local restaurants, there’s plenty on offer to suit all tastes and desires.
Roath Park stands in a beautiful location at the centre of this busy capital city. The park still retains the classic Victorian Park atmosphere where local residents and visitors alike can enjoy their leisure time in many different pursuits.
Roath Park is full of historic and horticultural interest, with widely diverse environments across the park.
Bute Park is an extensive area of mature parkland easily accessible from the city centre. Flanked by the River Taff, Sophia gardens, Pontcanna Fields and Cardiff Castle, Bute Park is a very popular ‘green lung’ full of historic and wildlife interest. Few cities have such a spacious green area in the heart of their city.
Cardiff Festival is a series of events that include live music, street theatre, open-air theatre, children’s entertainment and funfairs. Cardiff Festival 2010 will provide a mix of popular, well-established and new events that take place in the city centre and around Cardiff Bay. Flagship events include the Admiral Cardiff Big Weekend, Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival and the Cardiff Harbour Festival. July and August 2010