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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! ”
114 locals recommend
Trail
“Why not try to catch a match or concert at the stadium when you're in Cardiff.”
109 locals recommend
History Museum
“St Fagans National Museum of History, an open-air museum near Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people.”
107 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”
79 locals recommend
Park
“Interesting pretty park, close to the City Centre, behind Cardiff Castle and adjacent to the River Taff. You can hire bikes in the park.”
63 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Huge shopping centre with all the big brand chains here. A restaurant quarter and car parking.”
57 locals recommend
Theatre
“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 ”
54 locals recommend
Lake
“On the doorstep - great for walking, rowing, cycling or picnics (if the weather is on your side!)”
41 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Cardiff Bay has plenty of choices to wine and dine or if sightseeing or achitecture is more your thing there a few famous Welsh land marks all within walking distance. ”
35 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
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
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.”
15 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
Premise
“Folly rebuilt on old remains by the Marquess of Bute (also house in grounds of Cardiff Castle). It looks like a fairy princess castle. Interesting tour. ”
20 locals recommend
Establishment
“Plays, shows, panto's & more - http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what's-on/”
11 locals recommend