Exploring the Castle, which was constructed on foundations that were laid in the year 50 AD, is one of the top things to do in Cardiff for someone who is as big of a history nerd as I am. The castle underwent extensive renovation in the 1800s, and as a result, it has been transformed into a flawless, almost fantastical structure that sits atop the city’s highest point.
The third Marquis of Bute, who was said to be the richest man in the world at the time, commissioned the construction of the castle so that he might live out his lavish fantasies there. I mean, as you go inside, you’ll immediately be able to notice how extravagant everything is, particularly in the Arab Room Ceiling of the Castle.
When you get there, get tickets for the Castle Apartments, which are designed in a Victorian Gothic Fantasy style. They are excellent in every way.
Pay a visit to the National Museum in Cardiff
In the event that the weather takes a turn for the worse, the National Museum is one of the most enjoyable activities that can be enjoyed in Cardiff.
The National Museum of Wales, situated close to Cathays Park, is home to an extensive collection of modern art, natural history exhibits, and the most incredible Evolution of Wales Galleries.
Remember to keep your eyes alert for the remains of dinosaurs and woolly mammoths that once roamed the land that is now Wales.
Pay a visit to the Millennium Center
It’s possible that the Millennium Centre is one of the newest sights in the city that tourists may see. The best part is that there are a ton of things to do inside, particularly if you want to investigate the artistic side of the city.
Attempt to Locate Castell Coch
If you ask me, Castell Coch is without a doubt one of the most beautiful castles in and around Cardiff, however that may just be my perspective. You shouldn’t let the fact that this castle is only a few hundred years old deter you from visiting it because of its age.
It was constructed during the Victorian Era, yet it has the appearance of a castle from the Middle Ages and seems if it was lifted straight from a storybook.
Do you recall that I spoke about the third Marquis of Bute earlier? However, it was once again himself who was responsible for funding the building of Castell Cooch.
Take a stroll along the Taff Trail
The Taff Trail is a path that extends for more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) and connects the city of Cardiff with the Brecon Beacons National Park. It begins at Roald Dahl Plass, which is located in Cardiff Bay.
You should be aware that it is impossible to complete this path in a single day; nevertheless, you may cover a significant portion of it by walking a few miles from the city proper. If you’re in a hurry, you’ll need to be strategic about choosing where to stop along the way because you won’t be able to finish this path in a single day. Enjoy the (quite extended) meandering while you space it out over a period of 5–7 days.
Go on an excursion to St. Fagan’s
St. Fagan’s is an absolutely breathtaking open-air museum that is located on the outskirts of Cardiff Destinations. It is home to a number of the most historically significant buildings from all across Wales.
While you’re here, be sure to visit the 40 structures that imitate an Iron Age Village, a row of ironworkers’ dwellings, and traditional crafts and activities situated in 60 acres of gorgeous gardens. During your time here, you won’t want to miss out on any of these things.
While you are here, you shouldn’t leave without trying the bara birth, which is traditionally served with copious amounts of salted butter.
Cheer for your team during a rugby game
If you are a sports enthusiast, going to the Principality Stadium, which is located right in the middle of the city, should be high on your list of things to do in Cardiff. The stadium is enormous and bustling with activity, with a capacity of around 70,000 people.
The fact that rugby matches are usually so family-friendly, high-spirited, and completely entertaining is one of my favorite things about watching them, and this is especially true in Wales. Now, it goes without saying that there will always be some healthy competition, but where would sports be without this element?
Chip Shop Alley, also known as Caroline Street, is the place to go if you find yourself hungry after the game. Its name alludes to the fact that the area is saturated with chip businesses. After twelve o’clock on a Saturday night, it really is something to see, I tell you what!
Try Your Hand at the Adventurous Sport of White Water Rafting
In Wales, there are a plethora of action-packed sporting grounds, particularly in the sports hamlet that is located within the Bay. Now, if you consider yourself to be somewhat of an adrenaline addict, I can nearly guarantee that white water rafting will be one of the most enjoyable activities for you to do in Cardiff.
You will spend around two hours riding the waves for a fee that ranges between forty and fifty five pounds, depending on the day. Yes, you will be drenched! I can practically guarantee that you will like it, despite the fact that your arms will feel like jelly after all of the paddling.
Stroll along the Centenary Walk in Cardiff
The Centenary Walk in Cardiff is a wonderful opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the city while getting some exercise and learning some interesting and strange information along the way.
The journey will take you to some of the ancient sites, and along the way you will discover some secrets that are well guarded by the inhabitants, such as the Dock Feeder and the Animal Wall. Visit the Nant Restaurant in the heart of the city for a delectable meal at a restaurant that serves up fantastically fresh seafood… In addition, their risotto is of epic proportions.