One of the major draws to Cardiff is the rugby, and many of the city’s visitors will head straight to the iconic Millennium Stadium. The three-tier stadium holds 74,500 people and is the ideal venue to watch the Welsh national sport in action.
The new Cardiff Bay area has had a tremendous amount of development, transforming it into a hub for restaurants, bars and shopping, especially around Mermaid Quay. Just to the east, Roald Dahl Plass, dedicated to the Cardiff-born author, is an old dock basin that now acts as a public space for street performers.
When in Cardiff make sure you visit a relic of the city’s past by heading to the medieval castle. The castle was privately owned until 1947 when it was donated to the city. The central motte-and-bailey keep was originally built in wood around 1081, before being reconstructed in stone in 1135.
A trip to the National Museum is highly recommended for anyone interested in natural history and art. Put aside at least three hours to browse displays that include a history of Wales’ geological history, a 9-metre humpback whale skeleton, and paintings by Ceri Richards and David Hockney.