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Explore the city

You may not know it from our size, but there really is so much to do in our little city. So cosy up and immerse yourself in the culture, enjoy the range of entertainment happening, or take time to unwind in one of our scenic natural beauty spots.


Cardiff wouldn’t be the vibrant city it is without its vast variety of art centres, music venues and theatres. From City centre venues to the waterfront, each offers its own unique variety of artform for you to enjoy. Take a look at just some of the venues listed below.

Art centres

Music venues


Around the Diff

It's not just our culture bursting at the seams. Being a compact place, we have plenty to offer right within the city centre. One minute you're in the shopping arcades and the next you’re in a green park full of flowers and nature. Not every city has that – and not every city has a massive castle in the middle of it, either!

Things to do

The city centre is packed with restaurants, cocktail hotspots, gin bars, and dance floors, to cater to everyone's needs. We have festivals with exciting line-ups and multiple sporting events throughout the year. There's always something to do in this capital city!

The great outdoors

Ready for an adventure? One of the many perks of Cardiff is that it is surrounded by beautiful nature. National parks are just an hour away from the city centre and with miles of coastline, there's always a place to escape the cosmopolitan life of the city.

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