With more green spaces per person, the city of Cardiff is a popular, much-loved destination, and with its numerous attractions, there’s something for everyone.
Shopaholics should visit the Queen’s Arcade shopping centre. With its bright lights and big-name stores, Cardiff is well and truly on the designer label map, but if you’re after something more unusual, head for the many quaint Victorian arcades scattered throughout the city. Full of gorgeously chic boutiques, with an eclectic mix of artisan crafts and one-off pieces, Cardiff is the place to look for memorable, unique gifts.
If it’s family fun you’re after, head for the Techniquest science centre. Offering interactive learning through fully immersive experiments, big and little kids will love this, and may even learn something new! Adrenaline hunters should make for the upmarket Bay area, where Cardiff International White Water is based, or the exhilarating Skate Plaza. Both have excellent refreshment facilities, perfect if you’d rather sit and watch.
Cardiff Castle watches over the centre of the city, its imposing granite edifice has had numerous roles over the centuries - Roman fort, Norman stronghold and Victorian Gothic revival mansion, and now, impressive tourist attraction. It’s also host to many live performances, and has a year-round programme of events. Continuing the theme of culture, the Millennium Centre is home to the performing arts, with ballet, opera and stand up comedy among the long list of shows.
Catching the train is the best way to visit the capital, and with the journey from Radyr taking so little time, maybe stay a little longer? Our easily accessible app will allow you to book tickets on the move, giving you the chance to explore more of Cardiff. Why not enjoy dinner in an award-winning restaurant before taking in a show? Perfect!