Things To Do Around Cardiff

Regardless of whether you’re travelling to the city of Cardiff for pleasure, work or simply using it as a stop along your journey, below is a list of the cities finest attractions that will make your trip one to remember!


Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre

This stunning venue is home to the Welsh National Opera as well as hosting ballet, dance and musicals. The Millennium Centre also houses seven diverse and exciting cultural organisations under one roof.



Millennium Stadium

Millennium Stadium

A modern icon of Cardiff, the Millennium stadium (currently known as the Principality Stadium) is host to world class sporting events. Visit the site and find out more about upcoming events, how to book tickets and how to catch up on all the latest news. Tours of the stadium are also available, taking audiences into the dressing rooms, the players tunnel, royal box and the highest tier of the stadium.



Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans

Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans

Opened in 1948, St Fagans is Wales’ is one of the countries most popular heritage attraction. At this open air museum, you can see how the people of Wales lived, worked and spent their leisure time over several centuries. The Museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle with the surrounding 100-acre parkland hosting over thirty original buildings as well as largeindoor galleries housing exhibitions of costume and daily life and farming implements. Open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily and admission is free for all.


The Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons

Just 25 miles north of Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons National Park contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain. Enjoy 1344 sq km of hills, mountains, forests, valleys, waterfalls, lakes, caves and gorges with endless opportunities for outdoor activities including guided walks.


The Cardiff Waterbus

The Cardiff Waterbus

Enjoy a unique view of Cardiff from the water, taking in the sites of Cardiff Bay. There are regular services between Penarth, Cardiff’s waterfront and the City Centre. Visitors to the City can also take advantage of the Waterbus service operating on the river Taff to travel to and from the City by boat, or enjoy a birthday or hen party with a difference!


The Red Dragon Centre

The Red Dragon Centre

Located in the heart of Cardiff bay, The Red Dragon Centre is home to a whole host of venues, activities and events throughout the year. Under one roof, you’ll find Hollywood Bowling, a plethora of restaurants from around the globe, an ODEON Cinema and Vitality Health and Fitness Gym. Car Parking is free for customers of the facilities within the centre – visit their website for further info!

Tourist Information:

More information on local attractions can be obtained from:

Cardiff Tourist Information Centre:

Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5AL.

(Located in the foyer area of the Millennium Centre)

For more information on local sports events, the best restuarants to dine at and where you should focus your attention on your shopping trip, head to Visit Cardiff or Email: visitor@cardiff.gov.uk if you have any specific queries.

Cardiff Shopping

There are several large shopping centres in Cardiff city centre as well as a host of other shops and eating options. The most popular shopping mall being…

St David’s Shopping Centre:

Cathedral Walk Cardiff Wales CF10 2DS Tel: 029 2036 7600

Open: 9:30am – 8:00pm Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 7:00pm Sat and 11:00am – 5:00pm Sun

  • A traditional shopping centre, one of the oldest in Cardiff
  • Over 200 Stores including: Debenhams, M&S, Paperchase and John Lewis
  • Facilities: Toilets, Baby changing facilities, Little Shopper Scheme, Disabled services and Free WiFi