Cardiff – Wales’ Best-Kept Secret?

Looking for a great day out? Drive along the M4 towards Cardiff and see what the Welsh are keeping to themselves. With plenty of museums and other attractions on offer, you’ll have no time to waste.


Cardiff Castle | A Roman fort, a Norman keep and a William Burgess-designed fairytale castle. Tours are available.

Wales Millennium Stadium | This impressive stadium in Cardiff hosts top sporting events and concerts. Wales will be contesting the Six Nations trophy here over the next few months. Behind-the-scenes tours give you access to dressing rooms and let you walk down the tunnel towards the hallowed turf.

Wales Millennium Centre | Catch a top-class show or a free lunchtime event at this landmark theatre in Cardiff. Take a guided backstage tour and discover the behind-the-scenes secrets.

The Dr Who Experience | The popular TV series is made by BBC Wales, and Dr Who’s Tardis landed in Cardiff for an interactive adventure with the Doctor and an exhibition hall stuffed full of memorabilia.

National Museum Cardiff | The elegant building houses Wales’ national natural history, geology and art collections as well as many temporary exhibitions.


Cardiff Bay | The largest waterfront development in Europe has transformed Cardiff’s old docklands. Attractions include the Senedd, where the National Assembly of Wales meets, and the impressive old Pierhead Building, as well as a multitude of shops and restaurants.

Techniquest | This hands-on science museum is a must if you have kids. With a host of interactive exhibitions, a planetarium and a science theatre, it will keep children of all ages occupied all day.

Cardiff International White Water | For the thrill seekers amongst you. With white-water rafting, family rafting, indoor surfing and an air trail featuring zip lines, there should be something to suit everyone.

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