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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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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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Principality Stadium
Principality Stadium
Owner description: Principality 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 Principality... more Owner description: Principality 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 Principality Stadium are available through out the week. Principality Stadium Tours run 7 days a week and are £12.50 for adults & £9.00 for 5-16 year olds. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay
Picturesque wharf lined with shops, boutiques and cafes.
Attraction type: Piers & Boardwalks
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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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Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay
Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay
Owner description: Starting in the Gallifrey Museum, take part in an interactive adventure with the Twelfth Doctor before stepping behind the scenes of your adventure into the largest collection of... more Owner description: Starting in the Gallifrey Museum, take part in an interactive adventure with the Twelfth Doctor before stepping behind the scenes of your adventure into the largest collection of props, costumes and sets from this iconic show. A must for Doctor Who fans of all ages. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Nant Restaurant
Nant Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1,157 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $3 - $13
Cuisines: French, European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Deck
The Deck
Ranked #2 of 1,157 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $1 - $8
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Welsh
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Classroom - Y Dosbarth
The Classroom - Y Dosbarth
Ranked #3 of 1,157 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $13 - $78
Cuisines: European, British, Welsh
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Elgano Italian Restaurant
Elgano Italian Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 1,157 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $6 - $45
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gateway Of India
Gateway Of India
Ranked #5 of 1,157 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $4 - $17
Cuisines: Healthy, Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel
$66 - $147
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Cardiff
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YHA Cardiff Central
5.0 of 5
YHA Cardiff Central
$36 - $145
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The River House Backpackers
The River House Backpackers
$21 - $64 (£16 - £49)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lincoln House Private Hotel
3.0 of 5
Lincoln House Private Hotel
$109 - $397
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in Cardiff
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New House Country Hotel
4.0 of 5
New House Country Hotel
$104 - $209 (£80 - £161)
Ranked #3 of 75 Hotels in Cardiff
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Park Plaza Cardiff
4.0 of 5
Park Plaza Cardiff
$112 - $341
Ranked #4 of 75 Hotels in Cardiff
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Clayton Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4.0 of 5
Clayton Hotel, BW Premier Collection
$76 - $268
Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in Cardiff
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Novotel Cardiff Centre
4.0 of 5
Novotel Cardiff Centre
$87 - $224
Ranked #7 of 75 Hotels in Cardiff
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Future Inn Cardiff Bay
4.0 of 5
Future Inn Cardiff Bay
$83 - $243 (£64 - £187)
Ranked #8 of 75 Hotels in Cardiff
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