What to do around Cardiff

Rebecca Arkell | January 30, 2015

The first match of this year’s 6 Nations is almost upon us, with Wales taking on England. Kick off isn’t until 8:05pm, Friday 6th February, so we thought we would give you a list of places and activities that you can do before cheering on Wales, or if you’re just thinking of visiting Cardiff in the near future.

Millennium Stadium

The obvious choice, if you are in Cardiff for the 6 Nations, would be to visit the Millennium stadium.

The Millennium Stadium is host to a wide range of events, from international sporting events to major concerts.

The stadium isn’t only open for events, you can arrange to have a tour of the premises from Monday- Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm. There are no available tours on match days or around certain events and advance bookings are recommended.

 

National Museum- Cardiff

You will not only be able to find a museum here but also an art gallery, with a large selection of exhibitions to explore. The gallery offers a wide range of work to see, from world-renowned impressionist and post-impressionist work, to 20th century art from Wales itself.

In the museum you can find a variety of collections including, archaeology, botany, fine and applied art, geology and zoology.

The museum is open Tuesdays- Sundays from 10am-5pm, with the galleries closing at 4:45.

Exhibitions that will be closing soon include:

  • Artes Mundi Art Cart- closing on 8th February
  • The Welsh and the war- closing 15th February

 

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is located within the beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital. With the walls concealing over 2,000 years of history, there are lots to see and do at the Castle. The most popular attractions to see at Cardiff Castle are:

  • House tour
  • Wartime shelters
  • Castle apartments
  • Clock tower tours
  • Film location tours

 

The Taff Trail

If you are looking to explore Cardiff on foot, then the Taff Trail is a great route to follow. The trail is made up of old tramways, railways, canals and present day canal towpaths, including the original rights-of-way.

The trail from Cardiff Bay to the Millennium Stadium is roughly 2 miles, so there is no need to rush. Take in Cardiff’s beautiful scenes and stop off in one of the many restaurants that Cardiff has to offer.

 

There’s plenty more for the adventurers. You can, if you’re feeling brave, and have a spare change of clothing, have a go at white water rafting at Cardiff International White Water.

 

If you are in need of somewhere to store items in Cardiff then have a look at Storage Giant’s Cardiff Self-Storage Store.

 

 

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