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Cardiff Day Out

Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle (Photo: Not So Big Media)

Welcome to the Cardiff Day Out section. Here you'll find Cardiff's best attractions, tours within the city, or around Cardiff Bay, key shopping areas and specialist markets, hidden away cafés and, for the adventurous, popular sport and leisure activities.

Cardiff Attractions

St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff

Things to see and do

Cardiff has enough attractions to easily fill a weekend visit. From the Castle to the National Museum of Wales, from Doctor Who to a day out to St Fagans or Cardiff Bay, you'll find it all here.

Cardiff Tours and Sightseeing

City Sightseeing, Cardiff
City Sightseeing, Cardiff

Touring and cycling

Here you'll find details of popular tours within the city and to Cardiff Bay. Also tours to neighbouring towns and counties. We also include information of cycle hire here so you can go and explore the city yourself!

Cardiff Shops and Markets

High Street, Cardiff

Find your perfect gifts

Cardiff has a very compact shopping centre which since the opening of the new section of the Saint David's Shopping Centre seems to go on forever! We also include historic arcades, city markets, major stores and unique independent shops.

Cardiff Bite to Eat

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay

Taking a break

For a bite to eat during the day, Cardiff has plenty of unique cafés hidden away throughout the city centre. There are also plenty of chain coffee shops on the main streets but at the moment we only list the popular independent ones here.

Cardiff Sport and Leisure Activities

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Sport matches and fun activities

From rugby to football, cricket to ice hockey, Cardiff is home to the nation's top sporting events. We include the most popular sports here as well as other leisure activities that you might find of interest.