14th August 2015

10 things to do in Cardiff

10 things to do in Cardiff



With the Rugby World Cup fast approaching Cardiff is cauldron of excitement! Adore Cardiff are helping people find accommodation during the Rugby World Cup from one night stays to entire match weekends but with so much to see and do in Cardiff, we thought we would give you a rundown of our top 10 places to visit!


1. Visit Cardiff Castle right in the centre of town - see the totally over-the-top decor of the interior, paid for by Lord Bute, when coal (and the South Wales Valleys) ruled the world!


2. There's another castle, Castell Coch, in Tongwynlais, just north of the city, with similar style. Set in woodland, overlooking the River Taff, it's a great place to get a perspective on the city spread out below.


3. The arcades - even if you're not a shopper, the architecture is stunning, and there are a few lovely cafés tucked away if you need a break.


4. Talking of architecture, why not take a walk up Cathedral Road, to see the grand old Victorian homes, many of which are now hotels. A quick detour takes you into trendy Pontcanna, or if you carry on for a couple of miles through Llandaff Fields, you'll find the magnificent Llandaff Cathedral.


5. City Hall, the National Museum of Wales and many other magnificent civic buildings at Cathays Park are all worth a look, and check out the new College of Music and Drama right on the edge of Bute Park.


6. Back in the centre, a Millennium Stadium tour will get you in the mood for the big game, just imagine yourself running out on that pitch!


7. Then how about a trip down to Cardiff Bay? You can walk, bus or better still, get the river boat to Mermaid Quay. While you're there, if you can resist the many bars and restaurants, why not act like a big kid at Techniquest, a hands on science experience?


8. Also down the Bay, you'll find the Norwegian Church, a legacy of the days when seafarers from all over the world were frequent visitors to Cardiff Docks. Another legacy is a large Somali community, with the - allegedly - oldest Mosque in the UK, situated in nearby Butetown.


9. The Wales Millennium Centre dominates the Bay area, built of slate, copper and wood. It's interior is magnificent, and you can often catch a free concert in the foyer.


10. Last but not least, the latest Bay attraction is the Dr Who experience. If you're a fan, this is not to be missed!

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