Attractions in Cardiff

Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle's history stretches from a first-century Roman fort to the Victorian clock tower. In between a Norman keep was constructed, followed by further construction in the thirteenth century. Cardiff Castle as it stands today is a stony timeline of Welsh history.

National Museum Cardiff
The National Museum Cardiff is the oldest location of the Welsh National Museums, having opened in 1927. In addition to touring and temporary exhibitions, its exhibits explore the archaeology, natural history, geology and art of Wales.

Wales Millennium Centre
The Wales Millennium Centre houses three performance halls and an assortment of restaurants, bars and shops. It is the home of eight arts organizations including the Welsh National orchestra, opera and theatre companies.

Millennium Stadium
Millennium Stadium, constructed to be the venue of the 1999 Rugby World Cup, remains the home of the National Rugby Union side and frequently hosts the matches of the National Football side as well as other sporting and musical events.

Cardiff Bay Barrage circular route
The Cardiff Bay Barrage circular route is a 10.5 kilometre path running embankments, locks, sluice gates, bridges, exhibitions and a children's play area. Users enjoy magnificent views of the skyline of Cardiff and the Severn Estuary.

Flat Holm Island
Flat Holm Island, a little less than an hour from Cardiff by boat, is the southernmost part of Wales. Tours explore not only the unique flora and fauna but also history from the Danish invasions to the cholera hospital all the way to World War II facilities.

Norwegian Church
The nineteenth-century Norwegian Church, built to serve Norwegian expatriates and seamen at a time when Cardiff was one of the UK's three great ports, fell into disuse as the coal trade dwindled. Relocated to make way for the Wales Millennium Centre, the Norwegian Church now houses an art gallery and a cafe and plays host to a variety of events.

Mermaid Quay
Mermaid Quay, Cardiff's premiere shopping location, features not only boutiques and shops, but also restaurants, bars and clubs, including the city's best comedy club. A location overlooking the water and an extensive programme of events makes Mermaid Quay the perfect place to shop for souvenirs or necessities.

Techniquest is a science and discovery centre offering programmes, shows and exhibitions that aim to make science accessible to the whole of the Welsh population and to raise the standard for public debate of issues involving science and technology.