Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Cardiff

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  • Ernie H
    Cardiff, UK1,589 contributions
    Stays fresh for re-visits. When the sun is shining a visit makes for a great day out, usually you stumble across something that you haven't seen before. Apart from the old buildings here, include the "Castle" and grounds as well as the exhibit galleries in the entry building.

    And there's the Vulcan. Used to drink in there 40 years ago so please finish it soon and get the beer flowing again, it served a cracking Dark and SA. Makes you feel old though when a favoured boozer is an exhibit. But, as a Cardiff lad it's pleasing to see that it still exists.

    There are quite a few picnic tables dotted around so usually find one or there is a restaurant, a chippy and a cafe on site.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • LaurenandCharliexx
    61 contributions
    Booked tickets online really easy. Never been to Cardiff before so was delighted when we arrived here and saw this amazing castle! Its absolutely stunning and gets you thinking about the past. The clock tower is fascinating. The air raid shelter under the walls was an unexpected treat to walk down. Must admit we did jump when a man started talking inside and scared us to death, but we’re still laughing now about it now 😂. Staff watching the cameras must love there job watching people jump 😂. There’s lots off grass land or benches to sit when the suns out. The shop and cafe are reasonable prices. Couldn’t resist purchasing a castle fridge magnet. The toilets are very clean but can get busy. This castle is what makes Cardiff!
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • greygoose20
    East Preston, UK191 contributions
    Never been here before, although I have been to Cardiff many times before. Bars, places eat and easy parking. Got to be a must for locals and visitors.
    Written April 29, 2022
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  • Yasmin M
    Plymouth, UK34 contributions
    It was a great experience full of natural wonders of the world and art galleries . Great information was included close by and there was clear signs of where to go to .
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • Emily P
    2 contributions
    An idyllic area just off the city centre. Lovely to come here on a Saturday with the kids - it's always clean and tidy!
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • Andrew T
    Basingstoke, UK38 contributions
    This is a lovely place to walk along the banks of the River Taff. It is by Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city and yet seems to g on forever.
    Written February 14, 2022
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  • Richie B
    Peterhead, UK14 contributions
    Really wonderful day Johnathan the guide was amazing, couldn’t of been more knowledgeable, friendly, kind welcoming, brought history to life in a way I have never experience before.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom54,328 contributions
    We previously took a water taxi ride to look at the reclaimed land that formed the Cardiff Bay barrage.

    This time we walked around the area. It is stunning to see how this area has been transformed but it is better to explore it by boat.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • VishwasMuthyala
    Solihull, UK22 contributions
    This is a great place to take some young inquisitive minds. It has really good activities for the kids to do and learn from
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Gillian C
    4 contributions
    Great architecture, thousands of years old.
    And if the choir is practising, you are treated to a wee bit of heaven. I'm not religious but I can confirm that it is a stunning visit.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • greygoose20
    East Preston, UK191 contributions
    Great place to go for a walk and enjoy the evening lights. Grab some food along the way and meet family and friends
    Written April 29, 2022
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  • Gillian C
    4 contributions
    Beautiful buildings, great gardens. Super small events.
    Well worth a relaxed visit.
    Nice tearoom too!
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • welshbird
    wales53 contributions
    Tony was an excellent guide, plenty of opportunity to ask questions, he was knowledgeable having been a miner for 20 years himself- thoroughly enjoyed the whe.experience, plenty of exhibits in side and in the grounds .- I would recommend
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Alexander Jones
    Colerne, UK529 contributions
    A wonderful walk through a really nice space. The informational boards on the history of the area are really interesting too!
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • Lee J
    71 contributions
    Been on the boat a few times with mates . Great way to see the city also having fun with mates. Also very comfortable.
    Written April 12, 2022
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