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The city of Cardiff is the vibrant capital of Wales and is famous for its castle, lively nightlife and magnificent Millennium Stadium.

Why go?

Book hotels in Cardiff to tackle the city's premier sporting, cultural, and sightseeing attractions... Read more

The historic castle, whose origins date back to the 11th century, is perfectly located in the centre. The castle's former grounds are now Bute Park, 130 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens that make it Cardiff's principle green space.

Cardiff Bay is the largest waterfront development in Europe. It's home to the National Assembly for Wales and pre-booked guided tours are available. Also here is the Wales Millennium Centre, which is a premier arts and cultural venue hosting a variety of performances including ballet, opera, dance, musicals and comedy.

Whatever their age, fans of Doctor Who won't want to miss coming face to face with the Daleks at the top rated Doctor Who Experience, also located at Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff's Civic Centre is considered to be Britain's finest. It's made up of several buildings, dating back to the early 20th century, and Alexandra Gardens, a central park. Notable buildings include City Hall, the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, and Cardiff Crown Court. Best enjoyed on foot, why not take a walking tour to learn more?

The Millennium Stadium is the country's national stadium and proud home to the Welsh rugby union team. It also stages football internationals as well as motor sport events and large-scale music concerts by some of the world's leading artists. A behind the scenes tour takes you into the dressing rooms and through the tunnel.

Where to stay?

From big-name budget hotels in the centre to luxury hotels on the waterfront, there are hotels in Cardiff to suit everyone... Read more

Some of the best hotels in the city are in Cardiff Bay, including the Hilton, Holiday Inn, Travelodge and Mercure, amongst others.

There are also plenty of Cardiff hotels in the centre and a great selection of bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering apartments.

Be aware that when the Millennium Stadium is hosting an event, it has a seated capacity of 74,500, so you are advised to book your accommodation well ahead.

What to see?

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You'll never be bored in the friendly Welsh capital, and you'll find plenty to add to our list of top attractions.

Top attractions

Millennium Stadium

This sporting venue should be on your must-visit list on your next trip to Cardiff. It plays host to major rugby games and football matches, motorsport, big-name music concerts and, if you just fancy a snoop around, there are daily tours.
 
National Museum Cardiff

Showcasing various exhibitions, visitors to the Cardiff Museum can enjoy looking around the art gallery, learning about the evolution of Wales and discovering the natural history of the country.

Doctor Who Experience

This interactive day out will allow Doctor Who fans to fly the tardis, get up close to terrifying monsters, find out what happens behind the scenes and view props, artefacts and costumes.

What's on?

There's a vibrant and exciting line-up of events taking place in Cardiff, whenever you visit... Read more

Aside from Cardiff's main attractions, the city dishes up a tasty helping of events, guaranteed to liven up any visit.

Events

Cardiff Harbour Festival; August; Roald Dahl Plass & Cardiff Bay: Free water-related activities are on offer at Cardiff Harbour Festival as sailing professionals show off their skills. Tall ships, a Continental market and a variety of other events make it a great festival for all the family to enjoy.

Cardiff Mardi Gras; August; Millennium Stadium: A fantastic party atmosphere is promised to visitors to the Cardiff Mardi Gras. With a cabaret garden, youth zone, community and market zone, and funfair and family zone, the event also promises 10 hours of music and entertainment.

Cardiff Fashion Week; October; events take place across the city: Dress to impress as the fashion conscious congregate to enjoy a week of entertainment, events and activities. Fashion shows, makeovers and photo-shoots ensure a glam week for fashionistas.