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The 7 Must-Do Things in Cardiff

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Wed 16 Sep 2015

The 7 Must-Do Things in Cardiff


Looking to live in the Welsh capital? If so, you’ll never be stumped for things to do and places to see.

Cardiff is Wales largest city and was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations. It was also voted European city of sport in 2009 and again in 2014 and plays host to Wales home football and rugby internationals, Cardiff City, Cardiff Blues and Cardiff RFC as well as Glamorgan County Cricket Club among many others.

Cardiff has a so much to offer, so it’s no surprise that the city lingers at the top of many ‘best cities to live in’ lists. Here you can discover the 7 must-do things in the city


    1.       Watch an International Game in the Millennium Stadium

The Millennium Stadium is a phenomenal place to watch an international football or rugby match; there’s just nothing quite like it. If you haven’t been to this iconic venue before, you should make it a must-visit, particularly when Wales are playing. You’ll be in for an unforgettable experience.

Simon Williams under CC by ND 2.0


2. Spend Some Time at Cardiff Market 

The beauty of Cardiff Market is that there is something there for everyone. Whether you fancy tucking into a cooked breakfast, buying delicious Welsh cakes (that are so fresh they’re still warm) or mooching around the many stalls, this Victorian indoor market is well worth a visit.

Jon Candy under CC by SA 2.0 


3.       Book Tickets to the Doctor Who Experience

If you’re a fan of sci-fi TV series Doctor Who, you’ll be in your element at the Doctor Who Experience. Here you can embark upon on an adventure that involves helping the Doctor fly the TARDIS as well as the chance to immerse yourself in an exhibition of costumes and props. This attraction is a must for all Doctor Who lovers.

Ed Webster under CC by 2.0


4.       Go to Jail… For Fine Dining

That’s right; a restaurant at Cardiff Prison, The Clink, serves dishes that have been cooked to perfection by the inmates. Not sold yet? Well, now you might be: this restaurant has been ranked number one on Trip Advisor out of 949 restaurants in Cardiff. Be sure to book a table at The Clink and enjoy top quality food at a restaurant that’s staffed only by prisoners; a truly unique experience.

Had some quality food at The Clink in Cardiff prison tonight! #theclink #cardiff #prison #food #theclinkcardiff

A photo posted by Tom Huntley (@tom_huntley) onJul 15, 2015 at 1:20pm PDT


5.       Explore Cardiff Castle 

Explore the grounds and impressive medieval buildings at Cardiff Castle and discover the 2,000 year history that this iconic landmark has to offer. Not only is Cardiff Castle educational, what with it being steeped in Welsh history, it’s entertaining too thanks to its many exciting events and happenings hosted here. This beautiful castle makes for a great day out for all ages.

Ruben Holthuijsen under CC by 2.0


6.       See a Show at the Wales Millennium Centre

If you want to watch opera, musicals, ballet or dance, look no further than the Wales Millennium Centre. And that’s not all this outstanding arts centre has to offer. This breath-taking building also hosts gigs and comedy shows, plus it’s the ideal place to go for a pre-show meal or drink.

Be sure to visit the Wales Millennium Centre, a top cultural attraction in the city that brings together people with a love of performing arts.

Nelo Hotsuma under CC by 2.0


7.       Shop ‘til You Drop

Cardiff is a shopaholic’s heaven. And with a compact city centre, you’re able to shop at the big department stores as well as the small independent stores in stylish arcades without having to get a bus or train. Cardiff is fortunate to have it all in one place, making it the perfect place to go for all your shopping needs.

Whether you’re after fashion, homeware or a bite to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this bustling city centre.

Elliott Brown under CC by SA 2.0

So, now you can see why the city is constantly topping lists of the best cities to live in; there are so many fun things to see and do in the city and what we’ve listed is just a snippet of the fun you can have here.

If you’re thinking seriously about living in Cardiff, then look no further than us here at Thomas George. We’re a leading lettings agent in Cardiff who can help find the perfect property for you. Give us a call on 02920 395563 today.