Cardiff Capital of Wales
The capital of Wales is well known for its glorious castle and thrilling events at the Millennium Stadium and Wales Millennium Centre.
Wales Millennium Centre- The Millennium Centre is a performing arts hub in Wales and has attracted visitors from around the globe. The fascinating and beautiful exterior of the building has been filmed in shows such as Doctor Who and Torchwood. Prices vary depending on the event.
Doctor Who experience - This is a fabulous visit for all the family; especially Doctor Who fans. The Doctor Who experience is an interactive tour allowing visitors to fly the TARDIS, face the evil Daleks and much more. It’s an adventure that shouldn’t be missed.
St Fagans Natural History Museum - Visitors will be transported back in time at Wales’ most visited heritage attraction. Each member of staff is dressed in costume and the museum really comes to life, with a great insight into Welsh culture. Admission is free and opening hours are 10am-5pm daily.
Cardiff Castle - The castle and its grounds stand in the heart of Cardiff city and stories of it go back over 2000 years. Visitors can wander around the grounds and then view interior exhibitions, wartime shelters, castle apartments and much more. Prices are £5 per adult and £3 per child.
Castell Coch - A true fairy-tale castle placed on the mountains on the outskirts of Cardiff. This Victorian masterpiece has been well taken care of and the interior decoration is breath-taking. The tour benefits from touch screen technology that makes the visit much easier for anyone with physical or sensory disabilities. Adult prices are just £3.80 and the castle is open daily.
Norwegian Church - This church was formerly made for Norwegian sailors and was the church that Roald Dahl was christened in. Today it stands as an arts centre where visitors can view the Dahl Gallery and try something from the Norwegian menu at the café on site. Admission is free for every visitor.
Cardiff is rich in Welsh art, culture and history. Visitors to the city will be bombarded with attractions, whether it be a shopping spree down Cardiff’s high street, a visit to Cardiff Castle or just catching a Rugby match at the Millennium Stadium. Families can have great days out at places like St Fagan’s and the Doctor Who Experience and every interest will be catered for.
Once it’s time to relax, visitors won’t have to go far to get a delicious meal; one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants is in the heart of the city. For anyone who enjoys a night out on the town, there are plenty of great Welsh pubs where visitors will receive a hearty welcome from the locals. A trip to Cardiff is fun for all the family and will be remembered for a lifetime.