Free things to do in Cardiff

Get into castles for free on St David's Day

Cardiff Castle

If you’re in Cardiff to celebrate St David’s Day (Wales’ patron saint) on 1 March every year, take advantage of the fact that some of the most iconic castles waive their entrance fee, including the fairy-tale-like Castell Coch.


Listen to free talks in Cardiff

You’ll have to book the free tickets online in advance of your visit but Ignite Cardiff is a great way to listen to specially selected speakers share their interests and passions. Pay attention though because each talk lasts no longer than 5 minutes!


See new and emerging art

Enjoy some authentic Welsh art and take a trip to the Kooywood Gallery, which showcases the very best from established and emerging artists.


Learn all about Cardiff

Learn all about the history of the Welsh capital at The Cardiff Museum…for free! Visitors can take part in interactive games, and learn about how Cardiff transformed from being a small market town in the 1300s to the cool hub it is today.


Visit the Norwegian Church

Enjoy a slice of history by taking a stroll around the grounds of some of Cardiff’s more religious monuments. With its distinctive white structure, the Norwegian Church contrasts perfectly against the Cardiff Bay Development. Visitors can also enjoy the art centre and café.


Unwind in Roath Park

Roath Park is undoubtedly one of the prettiest open spaces in Cardiff. With its classic Victorian Park atmosphere, Roath Park is full of horticultural interest. The park also attracts a wide range of wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled!

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