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Tourist Attractions in and around Cardiff

Planning a trip to Cardiff? Or just want to make the most of your city's attractions? Well, lucky for you've we've compiled some of the best places to visit in Cardiff in this guide.

If you're wondering what to see or do in Cardiff, you're in the right place. The city and its surrounding areas aren't short of top sights and activities for you to enjoy. We've outlined our favorite tourist attractions in and around Cardiff below...

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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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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Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay

About: For a great day out, Cardiff Bay is your one stop shop. As Europe's largest waterfront development, you'll find restaurants, shops, hotels, tours, attractions, events throughout the year and water activities. Highlights for families include visiting attractions such as Techniquest, an interactive, kid-friendly science center with a planetarium. Just one of the many things to do in this area. 

Address: CF10 5BZ

Telephone: 029 2087 7927

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Principality Stadium

Principality Stadium

About: Sports lover? A visit to this venue is a must. Explore the magnificent features and facets of Principality Stadium which make it one of the most iconic stadiums in the world on one of their tours. Highlights of an informative organized tour include behind-the-scenes peeks into the national rugby team's change rooms and the tunnels that lead to the pitch, as well as the VIP and press facilities. Alternatively, keep an eye out for events or matches and grab tickets before they go!

Address: Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1NS

Telephone: 0844 847 1881 (ticket hotline, incurs cost)

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Cardiff International White Water

Cardiff International White Water

About: If you're a thrill seeker, don't threat! There's plenty more to do in Cardiff than just exploring its rich history. Adventure awaits at Cardiff International White Water. Offering white water and flat water fun for all, families and older groups alike can enjoy a range of water activities including rafting, canoeing, paddle boarding, river boarding and so much more.

Address: Watkiss Way, Cardiff Bay CF11 0SY

Telephone: 029 2082 9970

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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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