Cardiff is one of the UK top shopping cities. You will find independent shops in the Victorian and Edwardian arcades. Shopping malls include Capital, Queens and the New St David’s Centre. Here you will find designer brands and high Street names including Marks and Spencer and John Lewis.

Castell Coch
A true fairytale castle nestled in the woods, this Gothic fantasy was created by the brilliantly eccentric architect William Burges for the third Marquis of Bute, reputedly the richest man in the world in his day.

Craft in the Bay
Housed in a Victorian dockside building in Cardiff Bay Craft in the Bay is home to the Makers Guild in Wales. Showcasing and selling fine Welsh contemporary crafts including ceramics, textiles, wood, jewellery, baskets, booking binding and ironwork.

Riverside Market
Visit the weekly Riverside Real Food Market. Producers are selling local Welsh and organic food as well as ‘world’ foods representing the diversity of Cardiff. Go and try the great market food and drink.

Music & Culture
Cardiff Summer Festival programme runs throughout July and August. From the colourful MAS carnival parade, to Open Air Theatre, The Children’s Festival and The Big Weekend, there’s no excuse to be stuck indoors.

Make a Splash in Cardiff Bay

With a wide range of watersports to choose from, head to Cardiff Bay. Sailing, windsurfing, rowing and kayaking are catered for all year round with professional guidance at hand.

Get absorbed in the fascinating world of science and technology with a vast array of hands-on exhibits. Keep the whole family entertained: Fire a rocket; Test your reaction times; Race an electric car; Launch a hot air balloon; Watch a bubble race and much more.

Ride the Taff trail
From the heart of Cardiff bay to the head of the valleys. The 55 mile Taff trail starts in Cardiff Bay and weaves its way up to Brecon. Passing through a wide variety of urban and suburban landscapes, you can explore on bike or foot.

Tee up in the Capital
With plenty of green space about, you’ll find some great golf courses such as Old St Mellons, Royal Porthcawl, The Celtic Manor and The Vale, all a short driving distances from Cardiff city centre. Enjoy at your leisure.

Cardiff Castle
Set in the heart of the Welsh capital, the castle walls conceal plenty of history along with a newly opened interpretation centre. Events run throughout the year: midsummer evenings with Shakespeare, a Medieval Mêlée, Victorian Christmas as well as musical performances, lectures on art and architecture.

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