Cardiff Vacations

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, was a thriving port city and industrial center in years past. Today it is cosmopolitan, featuring sidewalk cafes in abundance, lots of green space, and, mostly, lots of energy infusing the Victorian streets in the shadow of Cardiff Castle. Other sites in the city include Castell Coch, National Museum Cardiff, St ... Read more
Fagans National History Museum and Millennium Stadium.

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Cardiff things to do and experiences

  • Cardiff Castle
    9.148 reviews
    History Museum, Historic Site, Landmark
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  • Principality Stadium
    9.227 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Performing Arts, Sports, Stadium
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  • St Fagans National History Museum
    9.513 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
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  • Bute Park
    9.113 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
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  • 8.7
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  • 8.3
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

I absolutely loved Cardiff, I would love to go again. Their plenty to do and see and the scenery is spectacular

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsWellnessAdventure Travelers
Edinburgh, UK

I love Cardiff. Family history here helps, sure, but it has a ton of touristic appeal that should lure anyone away from the typical England/Scotland tourist circuit, at least for a few days. There's loads of history, including two castles and a Welsh life museum. There's sport, adventure, family fun, lots of outdoor space, and great nightlife. Even the food scene -- maybe not what the Welsh are typically known for -- has been getting better. Plus it's a great base for exploring South Wales and the Breacon Beacons.

Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsSolo Female Travelers
Weston, Florida

This city was a happy surprise....loved Cardiff. It's walkable with pedestrian shopping streets and a beautiful castle in the middle. Bute Park is an amazing and huge park behind the castle. There are paths that go for miles through trees and along big green open fields. There are good restaurants too.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers
Diamond Bar, California, USA

I love this small city... and it's awesome if you're a WHOVIAN aka Doctor Who fan. If you love Doctor Who... this is your city.

Cardiff is right by the sea and is just beautiful. Very quiet and not a party city, but just a laid back city.

Everywhere is a filming area for Doctor Who and they still film here. It's also the home of the Doctor Who Experience. And it's wonderful.

If you're not a Whovian, it's just a nice place to be to relax. It's a peaceful city and you can walk everywhere.

London, UK

Nice southern Welsh city. Provincial, but very friendly with beautiful open areas. There is a castle and some battlements and a fair bit to see. Plus the visitor's centre is nice.

Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersFamily TravelersStudents
Abergavenny, UK

A brilliant place for shopping, and eating out, especially in the bay! It has it's own history with Cardiff castle, and has many modern notables too, such as the Millennium Stadium, and the Doctor Who tour which is filmed here.


Worth a visit and a night or two. The castle and park are interesting and pretty, if you want to shop the center has every shop you could want, and it is a good launching point to explore the rest of wales.

Swansea, United Kingdom

The capital of Wales is a cosmopolitan city with lots of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy. There are plenty of things to see and do and it is well worth a visit.

Montevago, Italy

Cardiff is a very charming city, very green, lively and full of energy. It's also gothic and the night life is amazing.

Singapore, Singapore

Peaceful and quiet .

Recommended for:Adventure Travelers