Cardiff (Caerdydd) offers an amazing range of attractions, top entertainment and great quality shopping. Modern and creative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone.
Rich in ancient history, sporting excitement with unrivalled Welsh passion and eclectic culture, Cardiff is a thriving city just 2 hours by train from London.
When we say there’s a real mix of great things to see and do in Cardiff, we really do mean it! From historic houses and castles to wildlife and water sports, it’s all there ready and waiting for you.
You’ll find a lively entertainment scene in and around Cardiff, which features opera, ballet, musicals, and live music. Across the city, there are a range of theatres, galleries and arts and live music venues.
Cardiff has rightly earned a reputation for excellent restaurants. Local eateries range from snack bars and street food stalls, to popular coffee shops, street cafés and high-class restaurants in and around the city centre. You can truly eat around the world in this city. As for nightlife, Cardiff is becoming famous for its increasingly varied scene. Thanks to the major Universities, the city has a young vibe, and any night of the week could turn into a big one! Although the focus of the nightlife is in the centre of the city, if you prefer to avoid the crowds then Cardiff has plenty of smaller, independent pubs and bars for you to try, away from the main social hubs of St Mary’s Street and Cardiff Bay.
But there’s more to Cardiff than the city itself. In less than an hour you can reach the wilds of the Brecon Beacons, walk along the South Wales Heritage Coastline or explore the many castles, great houses nearby.