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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Explore Cardiff Castle
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.
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.
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.
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