Cardiff City Centre Top 4 Shore Excursions
Travel 15-20 minutes from port by coach
(Allow 2-3 hours)
Cardiff Castle is guaranteed to amaze, and is a “must” on any visit to Cardiff. Experience over 2,000 years of history on one site, including parts of the original Roman and medieval buildings. In the 19th century, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, one of the richest men in the world, transformed the interiors into a lavish Neo-Gothic fantasy, an unforgettable experience for visitors today, and the modern interpretation centre brings the story right up to date.There’s a tea room and gift shop on site, and traditional Welsh food and entertainment for groups is available by arrangement.
Tel: +44 (0)292 087 8100
National Museum Cardiff
(Allow 1 - 3 hours)
The Museum’s new galleries house one of Europe’s finest Impressionist art collections, including work by Renoir, van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, alongside ceramics, drawings, sculpture, silver and other paintings spanning 500 years. Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, the Museum also houses Wales’s national archaeology, geology and natural history collections. Free entry, closed Mondays.
Tel: +44 (0)292 057 3176
(Allow 1 hour or up to half a day)
Cardiff’s reputation as one of the top shopping destinations in the UK is fully deserved. Much of the shopping centre is under cover, and almost all of it is pedestrianised. But the thing visitors tell us they enjoy most is that the centre is so compact, yet it’s packed with stylish department stores, designer shops, historic arcades, a covered Victorian market, and modern malls. Away from the modern malls, visitors shouldn’t miss the Victorian and Edwardian arcades, dating from the late 19th onwards. The arcades each have their distinctive character, with plenty of small boutiques to browse and cafes to sit in and watch the world go by …
(Tour minimum 1 hour)
One of the world’s great sporting arenas, host venue of major international sporting occasions and concerts by some of the world’s biggest names. Take a look inside the players’ dressing rooms, sit in the Royal Box, run onto the pitch to the roar of the crowd, and learn about the unique 800 ton retractable roof.
Tel: +44 (0)292 082 2228