Cardiff

Cardiff

The dynamic Welsh capital has deep roots in the past.

Cardiff, Wales

CARDIFF - AT A GLANCE

  • If Wales is the ‘Land of Castles’, Cardiff must be ‘Castle Capital’. See medieval knights joust at the majestic Cardiff Castle or visit the fairy-tale Castell Coch.
     
  • When it comes to sport, Cardiff is a champion. The world-famous Principality Stadium is the home of Welsh rugby and football and is also the regular venue for the British Speedway Grand Prix.
     
  • Visit graceful Victorian shopping arcades, which tempt with independent shops and cafes.
     
  • Just 5 minutes from the city center is the chic Mermaid Quay — the perfect place to refuel after a busy day of sightseeing, or to relax with a romantic meal on the waterfront.
     
  • Cardiff is a hugely creative city with a vibrant cultural scene. You’ll find live music in the city every night of the week at venues like Clwb Ifor Bach, The Globe, Live Lounge and the Exchange Hotel.
     
  • The Welsh capital is the main jumping off point for any tour of mainland Britain’s most westerly country.
     
  • Cardiff is just over 2 hours west of London by train.

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Travel Packages & Offers

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Cardiff Sightseeing Card

Cardiff Sightseeing Card
Cardiff Sightseeing Card

Cardiff City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Cardiff City Sightseeing Bus Tour
From $16.50
Cardiff City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle
From $16.00
Cardiff Castle

BritRail GB Pass

BritRail GB Pass
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BritRail GB Pass

National Trust Touring Pass

National Trust Touring Pass
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National Trust Touring Pass

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Cardiff Castle, a major visitor attraction, is a traditional castle with a Norman bailey or keep built on top of a mound and a long narrow set of steps up to the gate.
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