Looking for the best things to do in Cardiff? There is nothing quite like local knowledge, so if you’re wondering what to see and do, there are so many places to visit in Cardiff you will be spoilt for choice. There are attractions, activities, entertainment, shopping, tours, history, days out and so much more.
This page is for locals too, as there is so much to the city, that even I am discovering new places all of the time. Did you know that there are caves at Castell Coch? Or that Wales’ only thermal spring is in Taffs Well? I didn’t and I’ve lived here my entire life. It’s time to explore Cardiff!
National Trust: Tredegar House
Ok, technically it’s in Newport, but it’s so close to the boarder that the grand manor house is a must visit.
Vintage for Victory Festival
Held in Whitchurch, Cardiff the weekend festival will take you for a walk down memory lane.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Beautiful green spaces, walks and trails in Cardiff plus beaches and nature reserves which are a short drive away.
City of Arcades Day
A little-known fact about Cardiff is that it has the biggest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian, and modern-day indoor shopping arcades in Britain.
The History of Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay has played a significant part in Cardiff’s development, and here’s what it means to me.
Flat Holm Island
At the most southerly point in Wales you can expect to find out about Guns, Gulls, Germs and Getaways
Flooding in Taffs Well
The utter heartbreak of seeing my village destroyed by flooding.
BITE Cardiff Food Festival
Over 50 food vendors serving 1 dish each, the annual festival is a foodies paradise with a difference.
History of Roath Park
The park, gardens and lake in are recognised as one of the most beautiful Victorian parks in Britain.
Beaches 30 minutes from Cardiff
All are perfect for a couple of hours sunbathing, reading or relaxing, or an evening stroll or weekend walk.