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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Cardiff Castle is a historical landmark that is a must-see for any visitor to our lovely city.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Trail
“The Principallity stadium, is the national stadium of Wales. Located in Cardiff, it is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also held Wales national football team games and many more events. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
History Museum
“The award-winning and unmissable free open-air museum where you can explore welsh history through people’s everyday lives. Features over forty original buildings from different historical periods that been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland, among them houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen's Institute.”
  • 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”
  • 77 locals recommend
Park
“Fantastic large green space with cafes. Backing into the castle and less than 1 minutes walk from the flat”
  • 60 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 ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Huge shopping centre with all the big brand chains here. A restaurant quarter and car parking.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Beautiful views, places to eat and drink, Historic Buildings, Walks, Boat Trips, Cinema”
  • 38 locals recommend
Lake
“A great place for a walk around a lake in the midst of the Cardiff suburbs. There's a lovely waterside cafe, and plenty of ducks to keep you entertained...”
  • 39 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Visit Techniquest for a day of fun science adventures! Perfect for a family day out!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Landmark
“just on the outskirts of Cardiff is this gothic folly built by the Marques of Bute. Also known locally as the fairy-tale castle.”
  • 27 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
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
Performing Arts Venue
“The long standing arts centre providing a large open meeting and dining space and of course independent theatre and film!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Store
“Wow if you want excitement and fun you need to try this. also Cardiff has many cinemas, bowling, River Taff walking trail, swimming pools , 18 hole golf at Heath Park, horse riding in Cardiff and surrounding areas. Check out our information book about loads of activites to do in and around Cardiff”
  • 17 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

Top restaurants

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
Restaurant
“Incredible tapas, great cocktails and a fab atmosphere. This is one of our favourite places to go out in Cardiff. If you're looking to head there for tapas on Friday or Saturday night (or when there's an event in the city) it's worth booking a table - www.bar44.co.uk”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Best for: Casual dining Ten years at the heart of Cardiff’s student hub in Roath have allowed Milgi to build up a devoted and ever-expanding client base, won over by its eclectic decoration, well-proportioned cocktails and flavour-stacked, internationally-inspired, vegetarian plant-based street food. Starters £7.50, mains £11.95.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chapter Arts Centre is located in a converted school, it has a restaurant / cafe and bar, cinemas and a theatre and events. It is a very buzzing place day and night.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best for: Casual dining, cheap eats, kid-friendly After spending four years in a catering bus providing grateful festival-goers with an alternative to cheap hot dogs, Cai Pritchard honed the art of burgercraft and is now established in Cardiff’s foodie-central zone, Whitchurch Road. The Breaking Bad-saluting ‘Heisen Burger’ is the headline act (Welsh Black beefburger with blue cheese, crispy bacon and blue drunken onions) at £7.95.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best for: Casual dining, kid-friendly Twenty years ago, Russell Bullimore (no prizes for guessing his nickname) opened a classic French-style bistro to showcase the kind of food that he loved, and no one has grown tired of it since. A meticulously sourced list of wines hand-picked from appellations all over France helps to complete the authentic Gallic mood, aided no end by a randomly assembled, themeless art collection that calls to mind semi-fictional Parisian brasseries where penniless artists paid for food with their canvasses. Starters from £5, mains from £15.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“185A COWBRIDGE RD EAST - FINE DINING WITH FRIENDLY PRICES - SERVICE IS IMPECABLE”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great thai restaurant My favourite dish here is the chicken pad thai. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible but most of the herbs and spices are imported from Thailand.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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