Cardiff, Wales’ capital city is a visit you won’t forget!  Unique attractions, top class entertainment, compact, accessible, lush green parklands, and quality shopping with a difference – all within easy walking distance.

Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and there are plenty of attractions, sport, culture and entertainment on offer to suit all tastes within a few square miles of the city centre.

Cardiff is a fantastic city for watching sport with amazing venues such as the SWALEC stadium, Cardiff City Stadium and the Millennium Stadium which also hosts a wide range of international music artists.

Right at the heart of the city is Cardiff Castle. Surrounded by beautiful parklands, the Castle’s walls and fairy-tale towers conceal 2,000 years of history and it is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions.

The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay was inspired by the Welsh landscape, language and culture and provides a suitably impressive stage for the Welsh National Opera, as well as a wide variety of international musicals, ballet, theatre and modern dance performances.

On the stylish waterfront of Cardiff Bay, as well as the wide selection of bars & restaurants, you can take a trip in the Tardis at the Doctor Who Experience and get up close to Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels as well as many of the props and sets from the series old and new.

If retail is more your thing, Cardiff is a capital for shopping, recently named the 6th best shopping destination in the UK. Cardiff has the whole spectrum of shopping, from charming Edwardian and Victorian arcades (we have 6 of them!) that date back as far as 1858 to the ultra-modern shopping centres including high street and high end shops.

Cardiff has a diverse range of events of all sizes taking place throughout the year. Major events returning to Cardiff each year include FIM Speedway Grand Prix, Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival, Extreme Sailing Series, RBS Six Nations Rugby Union, Cardiff Half Marathon and Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland to name a few.

Cardiff has a wide range of accommodation to choose from to suit every taste and pocket, ranging from luxury 5* hotels to boutique properties, bed and breakfasts and budget hotels.  With close to 58 hotels offering just under 5,000 serviced bedrooms and 11,000 serviced bed-spaces in the city, there’s plenty of room for a sleepover!

Did you know that the first £1million cheque was signed in Cardiff’s Coal Exchange and the capital is home to Spillers – the world’s oldest record store.

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