24 Hours In Cardiff: All You Need To See & Do

24 Hours In Cardiff: All You Need To See & Do
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Take your day off from cricket on your World Cup driven tour and explore the ancient city of Cardiff

Prerna Rawlley
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The capital of Wales, Cardiff, is an ancient city full of touristic attractions like museums, parks, and restaurants. If you are a traveller trying to discover the city or a cricket fan going for the ICC World Cup matches, here's a list of things you can do in 24 hours. Remember, the city of Cardiff is primarily divided into two centers - one by the bay and the other near the train station. 

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Market

Cardiff is a shopper’s paradise, having not only extravagant, bustling chains but also quaint, serene boutiques. The Cardiff market was built in the 18th century and houses a variety of traders. You will get fresh produce to home ware, clothing to pottery, records to vintage knick-knacks. This is where you can also fill your stomach with delicious local fare.

Cardiff Castle

The landmark of Cardiff, Cardiff Castle with the main city in the background

The medieval castle is located in the Castle Quarter, in the heart of Cardiff. It was built in the 11th century and is a well preserved gem today. Visitors are allowed to visit the castle and can wander within the walls, inside intricately decorated rooms, and on the grounds supposed to have peacocks in the Victorian era. The zodiac, the four seasons, and biblical characters are a recurring theme here.

White Water Rafting

There are a number of activities in Cardiff to indulge in during your trip. Try your hand at the water rafting if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush. For a mere £55, you can partake in this exhilarating adventure for two hours.

Millennium Stadium

Millennium Stadium

The Millennium Stadium is home to the national team's football and rugby games. The stadium can hold up to 70,000 people on match days. The matches are always fun for families and the rivalry on the field adds to the competitive spirit. So, even if you are not a sports fan, this massive stadium will surely call you name.

The Senedd

The Pierhead Building, and the Senedd

The Senedd is the main building for the national assembly. The Senedd is not just a building for its members but is a building for all. It is an open building where you are allowed to walk and drink coffee. It is not only the visitors who can visit this place but, singers, performers can also come and perform. Exhibitions are also held here.

Tip: Cardiff is a small city that means getting around to places is quite easy. However, if you are not a walking person you can choose to travel by train, bus, bicycle, car or even by boat in some cases. Whatever your destination, you’re almost guaranteed to get to where you need to go.


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