Cardiff Visitor Guide
The capital of Wales, Cardiff has so many places to visit it is hard to decide what to do first.
The Museum of Cardiff tells the City's story and is the best place to start. Cardiff Castle is a must see place. The National Museum Cardiff houses Wales' national art and natural history collections. In the heart of Cardiff Bay, Techniquest is a hands-on interactive science centre offering something for everyone.
The exhilarating Cardiff International White Water will satisfy the sporty types as will Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre. For skaters there is the Viola Arena, also home to the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey team. Sports watchers will want to catch a live event or game or just enjoy a tour of The Principality Stadium, home of Welsh Rugby Union.
Entertainment centres around The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, but the city also houses St David's Hall and the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, opened over 25 years ago by a performance by the city's own Dame Shirley Bassey, attracting the biggest names in music, comedy and sports.
Shoppers head for St David's Cardiff in the city centre, the stylish Morgan Quarter and Queens Arcade Shopping Centre for the big name brands and independent retailers.
Holidays in the Cardiff area
Check out tours in our selection of touring holidays in the UK
Cardiff is close to the Montgomery and Brecon Canal (Mon and Brec Canal). More info on canal holidays on the Mon and Brec Canal.
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