Into the city
Cardiff is a great city to walk around. Parkland and pedestrianised shopping areas merge making it easy to discover all sorts of things. Here’s our top picks of what not to miss while you’re here.
Cardiff is a shopper’s dream; all 1.4 million square feet of it. St David’s Centre is packed with big-brand names and new stores to discover, plus a load of different places to eat and drink. Then just a short stroll away are the city’s charming Victorian Arcades, full of quirky finds, vintage clothes stores and unique places to catch a bite to eat. Where to start?
Look out for: The Morgan Arcade is home to Spillers; first opened in 1894 it is said to be the oldest record shop in the world.
A visit to Cardiff isn’t complete without absorbing a bit of history at Cardiff Castle. Dominating one end of Queen Street, the city’s main shopping street, the site has a rich story with Roman origins and underground secrets from WWII.
Look out for: The castle’s resident peacocks; always happy to show off for visitors
The Principality Stadium
If there’s one thing that unites the people of Wales, it’s Rugby. Here the Welsh Rugby Team do battle with opponents from all over the world. The scale of the 74,000-capacity stadium is a sight in itself. And if you’re lucky enough to be in town where there’s a match on, don’t miss it; there’s no place like Cardiff on match day.
Look out for: Dragon’s Lair, it’s what the Wales’ team call their dressing room.