Fun things to do in Cardiff

There’s something for everyone in this fun-loving city, perfect for sports fans and those looking for a rollicking good night on the tiles.

Why go there?

With its stunning architecture, vibrant culture and rich history, it’s easy to see why Cardiff attracts millions of tourists each year. Crowned the European Capital for Sport in 2014, Cardiff is a prime location for sports aficionados.

Where do I start?

Venture into the city’s historic heart to marvel at Cardiff Castle’s striking Gothic architecture and extravagant interior, before exploring the labyrinthine tunnel system located within its walls – used as air-raid shelters during World War II.

Where should I kip?

The Grade II listed Victorian Royal Hotel Cardiff is the oldest hotel in the city. Its close proximity to the Principality Stadium makes it a perfect base for city explorers and sport fanatics alike.

What’s hip?

You need to ring a doorbell before gaining entry to Lab 22, the weird and wonderful cocktail bar located on Caroline Street. Here, classic tipples collide with mad science, resulting in such creations as the ‘Carboxygin’ and the ‘Mrs Einstein.’ For the ultimate treat, sign up for the seven-course taster menu.

If I do one thing?

Stroll through the picturesque riverside gardens of Bute Park to discover an abundance of rare trees and a wealth of wildlife, including woodpeckers, herons and otters.

Cardiff Castle
Royal Hotel Cardiff
Lab 22
Bute Park