Top 10 things to do in Cardiff


With a growing job market and affordable living costs, Cardiff is a great place to find a home. But once you’ve found the right job and the right place to live, what is there to do in the Welsh capital?

Well, it turns out, a lot! Here are our top 10 recommendations for things to do in Cardiff:

Visit the Millennium Stadium on match day!

The buzz at an international rugby or football match is truly infectious. But even if you don’t make it into the Stadium for a big game, don’t fret; the whole city becomes a carnival on match day!

Fill your shopping bags at the Indoor Market

The Indoor Market is great for local fruit and veg, meat and fish, and, of course, Welsh cakes! You’ll also find a wide range of second hand records and books, as well as the cheapest fried breakfast in the whole city centre!

Explore the National Museum and Art Gallery

This free museum and gallery boasts five hundred years of paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics from across the world, plus the Evolution of Wales exhibition, taking visitors on a 4,600-million year voyage through time and space!

Discover Cardiff Castle

Cardiff’s ‘historic heart’ conceals 2,000 years of history behind its large stone walls and ‘fairy-tale’ towers, including a Roman fort, Norman keep and six-ton working trebuchet!

Get arty at Chapter

The Chapter Arts Centre features performances spaces, an art-house cinema and international gallery. It’s a hub of creative expression that will fascinate even the most casual art fan!

Unleash your inner fanboy or fangirl with The Doctor Who Experience!

The Doctor Who Experience comprises of an interactive adventure and behind-the-scenes exhibition featuring the world’s largest collection of Doctor Who props, sets and costumes. Perfect for any dedicated Whovian!

Hit a car boot sale

Another great option for bargain lovers, Cardiff boats several great car boot sales across the capital, including Saturdays at Splott Market, Sundays at Bessemer Road and Sully in the summer!

Awe at the incredible Llandaff Cathedral

Standing on one of Britain’s oldest Christian sites in a tranquil conservation area, the Cathedral boasts 900 years of history through various installations and restorations, including one of the most notable works of medieval Welsh art, the West front, and the building’s aluminium centrepiece, Sir Jacob Epstein’s statue of Christ in Majesty.

Do whatever you fancy at Mermaid Quay

Cardiff’s waterfront is perfect for seaside strolls, shopping sprees or stuffing your face! Mermaid Quay boasts worldwide menus (“from Welsh ice cream to Turkish cuisine”), an upmarket shopping centre , historic architecture and weekly entertainment.

Learn local history at The Cardiff Story

The Old Library’s free museum lets you trace Cardiff’s history through artifacts, photographs and film. Discover the story of Cardiff from the 1300s market town to the modern cosmopolitan capital.

If you’re considering a move to Cardiff or the surrounding areas, contact Pickfords for a free move consultation on 0800 019 8557 or request a call back.


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