Cardiff Travel Guide

As the cultural and administrative capital of Wales, the city of Cardiff attracts visitors from all over the globe. This is natural a great place to sample Welsh cuisine and Cardiff offers hundreds of excellent restaurants as well as traditional pubs and more modern bars for those who are in search of a little refreshment. While Cardiff boasts a whole host of historical attractions to explore and vibrant nightlife options, there are also plenty of picturesque spots in and around the city where visitors can unwind for a while.

Things to see and do in Cardiff

The enchanting Cardiff Bay is one of the most scenic spots in the whole of the city and one of the best ways to truly admire it is by taking a boat ride all around the bay. A large number of attractions can also be found lining the bay as well as shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Cardiff Castle – Cardiff, Wales

The majestic Cardiff Castle. It is a popular attraction among tourists.

The Britannia Parks can be found in one of the most serene areas of Cardiff Bay and there are several walking paths along the Waterfront that visitors can follow to see the bay in a whole new way. These paths run for several miles and there are plenty of great places to pause to take in the scenery.

The impressive Cardiff Castle dates back more than two thousand years and is one of the most famous attractions in the whole of Wales. Many of the rooms here have been carefully restored to their former glory to offer visitors an insight into the rich history of Wales, while stunning views of the surrounding area can be enjoyed from the battlements.

The commanding Llandaff Cathedral can be found in the very heart of Cardiff and is famous for its dramatic Gothic gates. The interior of Llandaff Castle is also extremely striking, while people who have a love for music will want to time their trip to take in one of the regular concerts that are held by the local choir.

Harbour – Cardiff, Wales

Pedestrian foot bridge at Cardiff harbour in Wales. The bridge crosses a section of water in the harbour area.

Taking a trip to Barry Island is a great way for the whole family to have fun together while also appreciating the island’s natural beauty. In addition to offering natural walks, Barry Island is home to an amusement park that boasts an eclectic collection of rides such as thrilling roller coasters and Ferris wheels.

Climate conditions

The close proximity to the sea means that Cardiff is generally rather cool and damp. However, temperatures reach their peak in this part of world in July and August and this is an enchanting time for visitors to explore.