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Historical Sites in Cardiff

One thing Cardiff is not short of is history. The city is full of interesting historical places to visit and there is so much to see and do!

If you're looking for an insight into the past then we recommend paying a visit to any of the below historical sites in Cardiff. They also showcase the beauty that Cardiff and Wales have to offer..

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

About: Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, the Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. When visiting be sure to see the Castle Apartments which are packed with fascinating displays. You can also have a bite to eat in the Bistro and visit their gift shop!

Address: Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB

Telephone: 02920 878100

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Castell Coch

Castell Coch

About: What happens when a patron of unlimited wealth meets an architect of boundless imagination? Here’s your answer. Castell Coch, or the ‘Red Castle’, rises up from the ancient beech woods of Fforest Fawr like a vision from a fairy tale. Yet these great towers with their unmistakable conical roofs only hint at the splendour within. The highly decorated interiors of Castell Coch make it a dazzling masterpiece of the High Victorian era. Yet underneath the mock-medieval trappings you can still trace the impressive remains of a 13th-century castle. The Castle is regularly voted by the public as their favourite building in Wales.

Address: Cardiff CF15 7JS

Telephone: 029 2081 0101

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St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History

About: A walk around Wales – from Celtic times to the present day. St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales most popular heritage attraction. Highlights include St Fagans Castle and Gardens, historic buildings, galleries, a working museum and a wonderful beech woodland. Plus enjoy free entry!

Address: CF5 6XB

Telephone: 0300 1112333

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National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

About: If you want to find out more about the interesting history of Wales then it's well worth a trip to the National Museum. The Museum houses the country's national art, natural history and geology collections, and temporary exhibitions. With a range of exhibitions and events taking place throughout the year, there's something for everyone to enjoy no matter what your interests! What's more, admission is free!

Address: Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP

Telephone: 0300 1112333

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Pierhead Building

Pierhead Building

About: Pierhead Building offers an interesting free place to learn about Cardiff's history. The building itself is an iconic part of the Cardiff Bay landscape, but inside you'll interactive exhibitions and experience the stories that have put Cardiff Bay at the forefront of Welsh economic and civil identity for the best part of 200 years.

Address: Cardiff CF10 4PZ

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