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Cardiff
The Welsh capital may have begun its life as a Roman fort, but it's since become a bustling city. Where the fort once stood, Cardiff Castle has held court since the 11th century. It remains a central presence in the city, now full of lively art and music venues, hip boutiques, fun bars and modern hotels. Even with so many new and exciting things to see, the National History Museum is still the most visited attraction in Wales. Don't be the only visitor who plays hooky!

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Millennium Stadium
Millennium Stadium
Owner description: The Millennium Stadium is the home of the Welsh national rugby team and hosted previous Rugby World Cups, Olympics events and international soccer games. Tours of the Millennium... more Owner description: The Millennium Stadium is the home of the Welsh national rugby team and hosted previous Rugby World Cups, Olympics events and international soccer games. Tours of the Millennium Stadium are available through out the week. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums; Sightseeing Tours
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St. Fagans: National History Museum
St. Fagans: National History Museum
A large, living museum chronicling the last 500 years of Welsh history: fun, interactive exhibits make this a popular family destination.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Bute Park
Bute Park
Owner description: Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of mature parkland that forms the 'green heart' of Cardiff. The site is managed by Cardiff Council and recently benefitted from... more Owner description: Welcome to Bute Park & Arboretum, an extensive area of mature parkland that forms the 'green heart' of Cardiff. The site is managed by Cardiff Council and recently benefitted from a major £5.6M restoration project, supported by a £3.1M grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which restored important historic features, provided new facilities and helped tell the park's fascinating story. At 56 hectares (equivalent to 75 football pitches), Bute Park is one of the largest urban parks in Wales and comprises a broad mix of historic landscape, urban woodland, sports pitches, arboretum, horticultural features and river corridor. Bute Park offers something for everyone including the Bute Park Education Centre, 3 wonderful cafes, toilet facilities, a woodland balance trail, sculpture trail, fitness trail and a varied events programme. Easily accessible from the centre of Cardiff, Bute Park is listed along with Cardiff Castle as a Grade 1 historic designed landscape and contains the fascinating site of a former Blackfriars Friary which is a scheduled ancient monument. The magnificent Arboretum contains 41 Champion trees, the tallest or widest of their species in the UK or Ireland, which is more than any other public park in the UK. Along with the rest of the rare tree collection, the stunning Herbaceous Border, and the range of wildlife present, Bute Park and Arboretum is worth a visit all year round. less
Attraction type: Parks
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National Museum and Art Gallery
National Museum and Art Gallery
Owner description: Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including... more Owner description: Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art. The building also has galleries showing the diverse natural history of Wales, as well as a journey taking you through the Evolution of Wales from the very beginnings of time to the present day. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay
Picturesque wharf lined with shops, boutiques and cafes.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Piers & Boardwalks; Specialty & Gift Shops; Specialty Museums
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The Clink Restaurant
The Clink Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1,003 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Il Pastificio
Il Pastificio
Ranked #2 of 1,003 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cafe Citta
Cafe Citta
Ranked #3 of 1,003 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Shaam Nights
Shaam Nights
Ranked #4 of 1,003 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $11 - $20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
De Courceys Manor
De Courceys Manor
Ranked #5 of 1,003 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price:
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The River House Backpackers
The River House Backpackers
$47 - $95 (GBP 31 - 63)
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Ty Rosa Boutique Gay B&B
3.0 of 5
Ty Rosa Boutique Gay B&B
$62 - $106 (GBP 41 - 70)
Ranked #4 of 44 Cardiff B&B and Inns
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The Safehouse Hostel
The Safehouse Hostel
$34 - $96
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lincoln House Private Hotel
Lincoln House Private Hotel
$133 - $448
Ranked #1 of 80 Hotels in Cardiff
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Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre
Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre
$91 - $175
Ranked #2 of 80 Hotels in Cardiff
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BEST WESTERN PLUS New House Country Hotel
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS New House Country Hotel
$116 - $251 (GBP 77 - 166)
Ranked #3 of 80 Hotels in Cardiff
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Beaufort Guest House
4.0 of 5
Beaufort Guest House
$114 - $160
Ranked #9 of 44 Cardiff B&B and Inns
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Park Plaza Cardiff
4.0 of 5
Park Plaza Cardiff
$118 - $428
Ranked #4 of 80 Hotels in Cardiff
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Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc
4.0 of 5
Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc
$115 - $1,563
Ranked #5 of 80 Hotels in Cardiff
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