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Best things to do in Cardiff

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Highly recommend a visit - the inside design & decor has to be seen to be believed! ”
105 locals recommend
Trail
“Hosts various events all year round. Also tours of the stadium are available.”
104 locals recommend
History Museum
“It Wales most visited attraction.It stands in the grounds of at fagans castle,a late 16th century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the earl of Plymouth.It has over fifty original buildings from different locations of Wales and from different historical periods.Each building frozen in time.So fascinating to see.Beautiful scenery.”
101 locals recommend
History Museum
“The impressionists! Monet, Manet and also Renoir, Rodin (the kiss!) and much more. The natural history museums is great for kids”
78 locals recommend
Park
“A lovely Cardiff Park, one of many, lovely for an afternoon walk and close to the City Centre.”
57 locals recommend
Theater
“I go and see the welsh national opera there. But there’s much more going on. Just check the website. You can Get cheap tickets for an amazing experience ”
51 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Huge shopping centre with all the big brand chains here. A restaurant quarter and car parking.”
55 locals recommend
Lake
“Roath park has a boating lake and is a great place for a lovely walk. A few coffee shops here, plus on nearby Wellfield Road. Worth a visit on a fine day.”
37 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“A beautiful place to visit and have a stroll around. Lots of great things to see and places to eat. ”
36 locals recommend
Lodging
“This arena has a variety of acts from live music got comedians, check out whats on during your stay”
18 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The long standing arts centre providing a large open meeting and dining space and of course independent theatre and film!”
36 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Techniquest science museum is a great place to take the kids on a wet day. Hours of fun for all the family, including wet play, so take a change of clothes for the kids. Probably best for primary school age. It's not cheap, so plan to spend a full day there, or get a reduced price ticket after 3pm.”
22 locals recommend
Stadium
“20 minute walk, Cardiff are now in the Premier League so plenty of matches on, a great atmosphere on match or event days.”
16 locals recommend
Establishment
“Castell Coch is a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle built above the village of Tongwynlais which is approx. 2 miles from The Old Byre. The first castle on the site was built by the Normans after 1081, to protect the newly conquered town of Cardiff and control the route along the Taff Gorge. ”
26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in a former bank vault beneath the city, The Potted Pig restaurant shares its passion for modern British food and wonderful gins! Monday - Thursday 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.30pm till 9.00 Friday & Saturday 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.30pm till 9.30pm Sunday 12.00 - 2.30pm www.thepottedpig.com”
18 locals recommend
Theater
“Taken from their website: 'We bring world-class, critically-acclaimed and diverse theatrical productions and artists to Wales, as well as producing joyful experiences rooted in our national culture. As well as presenting and curating the best touring work, we create our own productions, festivals and events which we hope will entertain, stimulate and inspire our audiences at home and abroad.'”
16 locals recommend