City Guides

Cardiff

Top 6 Things To do / Sights To See

The Welsh capital is considered one of Britain’s leading urban centres, offering both ancient and modern attractions. You can walk from the ancient Cardiff Castle to the newly-built Millennium Stadium in just under ten minutes, highlighting the compact nature of the city and the balance between old and new.

  1. Cardiff Castle

Delve into Cardiff’s vibrant 2,000-year history at one of Wales’ leading heritage sites in the heart of the city. Cardiff Castle was established towards the end of 50 AD and you can track the castle’s journey through the years, decades, centuries and millenniums via the tours available.

  1. Bute Park

Set beside the castle and the River Taff, Bute Park boasts 130 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. Commonly coined the “green heart of Cardiff”, this central scenic spot features an arboretum, Victorian gardens, friary ruins and a café. A perfect place to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty with a cup of tea!

  1. National Museum Cardiff

One for the history buffs! National Museum Cardiff hosts five hundred years worth of paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics from both Wales and across the world. Whether you want to indulge in the art or discover more about the archaeological artifacts housed here, National Museum Cardiff is a must for an insight into the cultural history and growth of Wales, all with free entry too!

  1. Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay has been recognised as Europe’s largest Waterfront Development, boasting a variety of bars, restaurants, boat trips, shops, museums and hotels. Walk along the wharf, maybe stopping off for a bite to eat or a quick drink whilst taking in the picturesque scenery!

  1. Principality Stadium

Previously known as the Millennium Stadium, the Principality Stadium opened in 1999 and is home to the Wales rugby union team. This breath-taking structure, situated in the centre of Cardiff, has a capacity of up to 74,500 people and is a must-see when visiting this city. Book in for a tour to see the interview room and dressing rooms and experience walking out onto the pitch!

  1. Cardiff Market

Situated in an impressive Victorian structure, the indoor Cardiff Market can be found under one large glass roof. A variety of stalls boast a diverse selection of products from food and drinks to jewellery. Wander down the aisles and have a nosy around the ever-obscure items that are on sale here!

Campanile Hotels are proud to be located in Cardiff. 

To get to…

  • Cardiff Castle from Campanile: 13 minutes by car.  40 minutes by public transport.
  • Bute Park from Campanile: 12 minutes by car.  32 by public transport.
  • National Museum Cardiff from Campanile: 15 minutes by car. 31 minutes by public transport.
  • Cardiff Bay from Campanile: 16 minutes by car. 45 minutes by public transport.
  • Principality Stadium from Campanile: 15 minutes by car. 37minutes by public transport
  • Cardiff Market from Campanile: 16 minutes by car. 34 minutes by public transport.

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Location: Caxton Place, Pentwyn, Cardiff, CF23 8HA

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