Cardiff is a diverse capital city that's boasts unique modern architecture, a rich cultural identity and entertainment listings that are second-to-none. There is something for everyone in the Welsh capital, and you could spend days exploring the city unique neighbourhoods.

Shopaholics will love Cardiff's city centre, which attracts shoppers from all over Wales and England with its excellent provision of shops and great transport links. Cardiff Bay is another one of Cardiff's " must visit" neighbourhoods. 20 years ago it was a rough area to avoid at all costs, but now it's a cosmopolitan neighbourhood and the cultural heart of Wales, with water views to die for. It's also home to some of the most talked about buildings in the Wales, namely the Millennium Centre, the Welsh Assembly's Senedd and St David's Hotel.

Tucked between Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Bay is Atlantic Warf, which has enjoyed extensive regeneration in recent years. What was once an industrial docking area of the city is now home to scores of trendy flats and small houses, built with young professionals in mind. It is also home to the Red Dragon centre, which offers numerous restaurants, a cinema, bowling, hotels and even a Doctor Who exhibition.

Riverside is the place to head to for cheap backpacker accommodation, and is also a great place to pick up ingredients for an either authentic curry or an organic stew. Not only does Riverside have numerous Halal and Indian shops, but every Sunday a Farmers' market is set up on the banks of the river, opposite the impressive Millennium Stadium.

Slightly to the north coffee can be smelt on the breeze in leafy Pontcanna, which is often referred to as Cardiff's "Media Quarter", and Roath Park is the place to head to for a Sunday afternoon stroll and an ice cream.For cheap accommodation and restaurant choices head to the student district of Cathays, next to the other student area of Roath. St Fagans is situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, but while there you'd be forgiven for forgetting you were anywhere near a city. Although it's home to the National History Museum, it feels like a small village in the middle of nowhere. Spend a few days walking, cycling, driving or bussing around Cardiff, and you will have a delicious, fun and fascinating time.


Great Hall (The)
Koko Gorilaz
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD)
The Red Dragon Centre
Sherman Cymru
Club X
Gower (The)
Crumbs Salad Restaurant
Bute Theatre
End (The)
Cardiff International Arena
Firedrake & Firkin
Mina Restaurant
Woodville (The)
Gassy Jacks
Aegean Taverna


Chapter Arts Centre
W H Smith Ltd
City Hall
Maindy Centre
Cardiff Castle
Cosmeston Medieval Village
Cosmeston Park
Winter Wonderland
Cardiff Bay, Millennium Centre (SW-bound)
Bath Bus Co
Millenium Stadium
Wally's Delicatessen
National Museum
Duffryn Gardens
Cardiff Ski Centre
Naughty but Nice
Castell Coch
Country Casuals
Howells of Cardiff Food Hall
Capitol Shopping Centre (The)
Cathays Cemetery


Greenhouse Cafe
ha ha bar & grill
Santa Sofia Di Albanella
Pizza Hut
Caffè Nero
Gower (The)
Aegean Taverna
Oriental Garden
Pizza Express
Coffee 1
a shot in the dark
Mina Restaurant
tigertiger - Cardiff
Thai Edge - Cardiff
Zero Degrees Cardiff
Hasapiko Restaurant
Armless Dragon
Pica Pica
Peppermint Lounge
Fortune House
Gios Italian Deli Restaurant
Amici Cardiff
Madeira Restaurante
Henry's Cafe Bar
Giovanni's Restaurant


Cardiff Hilton
Ferndale Guesthouse
Sandringham Hotel
Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa Cardiff
St. David's Hotel & Spa
Sunbury Hotel (The)
Big Sleep Hotel (The)
Manor Parc Hotel
ML Lodge
Hotel One Hundred

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