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Things to do in Cardiff

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“This is the landmark that Cardiff is renowned for! It is a perfect day out for anyone looking to experience Welsh culture.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Trail
“The Principality Stadium (Previously known as Millenium Stadium) is home to the largest events that take place in Cardiff. Be sure to visit when you get the chance for a day to never forget!”
  • 114 locals recommend
History Museum
“Well worth the 1 hour journey to visit this wonderful place. of interest to all ages. And it's free entry”
  • 106 locals recommend
History Museum
“Home to many important historic and prehistoric local finds and art work of international standing.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy long walks and a getaway from the busy city life with a trip to Bute Park. Situated right in the heart of Cardiff City Centre, be sure to check it out for ice cream and the perfect place for a picnic.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Huge shopping centre with all the big brand chains here. A restaurant quarter and car parking.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Theatre
“Great theatre, restaurants, galleries, legacy pubs overlooking Cardiff Bay and of course our seat of government, the award winning Sennedd.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Lake
“A great place for a walk around a lake in the midst of the Cardiff suburbs. There's a lovely waterside cafe, and plenty of ducks to keep you entertained...”
  • 40 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Not only a great night out with fabulous eateries, pubs and boat trips, this man made lake with its nature reserve and yacht club plays host to a large number of water sports events throughout the year. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The long standing arts centre providing a large open meeting and dining space and of course independent theatre and film!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Visit Techniquest for a fun day out in a futuristic world of science and technology! It is especially great for families.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Landmark
“Set in romantic woodland above the northern part of Cardiff this Victorian reimagining of Arthurian splendour outdoes even the wildest fantasies of Hollywood!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Lodging
“This is a great concert hall. I've been to loads of gigs here over the years and find that the sound quality is usually great (apart from Snoop dog😬). It's not too big either so you can get a good view, even if you're not in the mosh pit. The bar, however is a nightmare. If you love a queue, then this is the place for you. On that note, you can't can't take any booze in either😩. I've never been to any of the more formal events here, but people tell be it's well run and as good as you'd expect from this kind of venue.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Stadium
“20 minute walk, Cardiff are now in the Premier League so plenty of matches on, a great atmosphere on match or event days.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Store
“Wow if you want excitement and fun you need to try this. also Cardiff has many cinemas, bowling, River Taff walking trail, swimming pools , 18 hole golf at Heath Park, horse riding in Cardiff and surrounding areas. Check out our information book about loads of activites to do in and around Cardiff”
  • 18 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great night out if you book ahead, check out their website. From pantos to original plays and sell our tours.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Located in a former bank vault beneath the city, The Potted Pig restaurant shares its passion for modern British food and wonderful gins! Monday - Thursday 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.30pm till 9.00 Friday & Saturday 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.30pm till 9.30pm Sunday 12.00 - 2.30pm www.thepottedpig.com”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Incredible tapas, great cocktails and a fab atmosphere. This is one of our favourite places to go out in Cardiff. If you're looking to head there for tapas on Friday or Saturday night (or when there's an event in the city) it's worth booking a table - www.bar44.co.uk”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Best for: Casual dining Ten years at the heart of Cardiff’s student hub in Roath have allowed Milgi to build up a devoted and ever-expanding client base, won over by its eclectic decoration, well-proportioned cocktails and flavour-stacked, internationally-inspired, vegetarian plant-based street food. Starters £7.50, mains £11.95.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chapter Arts Centre is located in a converted school, it has a restaurant / cafe and bar, cinemas and a theatre and events. It is a very buzzing place day and night.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Indian food with a difference. This place is expensive - but for good reasons! Might be a good choice for a treat!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Vegetarian Indian restaurant and takeaway. Family-run and is frequented by local Indians. Offers a large menu predominately with Gujarati dishes in addition to ones from other India regions as well East Africa. BYO with corkage charge.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“It doesn't look like much from the outside but this place serves some of the best authentic Italian food in Cardiff.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great views on a sunny evening overlooking Penarth Marina with a good menu ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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