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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 Museum of History
St Fagans National Museum of History
A large, living open-air 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 Rugby Team and one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the... more Owner description: Principality Stadium is the home of the Welsh Rugby Team and one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue. The Stadium is established as a world class must play, must visit venue and has played home to major sporting bodies and music artists over the years. From Madonna and U2 to David Beckham and Joe Calzaghe, Rugby World Cups & Olympics events, some of the world's greatest stars have set the stage alight here. Tours of the Principality Stadium are available through out the week. Experience the inner workings of the 74,000 seater stadium and see where the Welsh Rugby Team battle against opponents from across the globe and where the football titans of Europe fought for the 2017 Champions League Trophy. 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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Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
Beautifully ornate pleasure palace built by the Victorian architect William Burges.
Attraction type: Castles
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Deck
The Deck
Ranked #1 of 1,317 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $1 - $8
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Welsh
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nata & Co Bakery
Nata & Co Bakery
Ranked #2 of 1,317 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Portuguese
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Clink Restaurant
The Clink Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 1,317 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $26 - $55
Cuisines: European, British, Welsh, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe Citta
Cafe Citta
Ranked #4 of 1,317 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Bwyta Bwyd Bombai (3B’s) Ltd
Bwyta Bwyd Bombai (3B’s) Ltd
Ranked #5 of 1,317 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Indian, Cafe, Asian, Street Food
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel
$61 - $157
Ranked #3 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf
3.0 of 5
Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf
$60 - $281
Ranked #5 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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Future Inn Cardiff Bay
4.0 of 5
Future Inn Cardiff Bay
$74 - $201 (£54 - £146)
Ranked #6 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lincoln House Private Hotel
3.0 of 5
Lincoln House Private Hotel
$96 - $384
Ranked #1 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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New House Country Hotel
4.0 of 5
New House Country Hotel
$125 - $241 (£91 - £175)
Ranked #2 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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Park Plaza Cardiff
4.0 of 5
Park Plaza Cardiff
$104 - $243
Ranked #4 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Clayton Hotel Cardiff
4.0 of 5
Clayton Hotel Cardiff
$63 - $295
Ranked #7 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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Hilton Cardiff
4.0 of 5
Hilton Cardiff
$91 - $443
Ranked #8 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
4.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
$74 - $278
Ranked #11 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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