The Welsh capital is a pretty damn beautiful place to wander around, taking in its gorgeous sights and sounds.

But there’s also a plethora of amazing things to see and do in the city when you do want to have a more definite aim in mind.

To help you get even more out of Wales’ premier city, we’ve made a list of the best things to do in Cardiff, according to TripAdvisor.

St Fagans National Museum of History

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Where? St Fagans, Cardiff, CF5 6XB
How much? Free

This huge, open-air museum has exhibitions surrounding Welsh history going as far back as the 1500s. It features a number of interactive exhibits, and with its free entry it is a fantastic day out and a must for anyone living in Cardiff.

Principality Stadium

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Where? Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1NS
How much? Prices vary

The home of Welsh Rugby is quite the sight to behold. Looming tall into the Welsh sky, the Principality Stadium is used for sporting events as well as musical ones, providing a stage for the likes of U2 and Madonna to strut their stuff around. The venue, with a capacity of 74,000, is a fantastic way to spend a day out.

Wales Millennium Centre


Where? Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
How much? Prices vary

This giant theatre isn’t just famous for the productions it puts on: it’s also a beautiful piece of architecture. Hosting more than just classic plays, the Millennium Centre puts on displays of contemporary dance, stand-up, hip hop, ballet and much more. Make sure to check it out.

Cardiff Bay


Where? Cardiff CF10
How much? Free

Cardiff’s giant wharf has enough to see and do for a whole day spent wandering around it. Its gorgeous views over the bay, along with its abundance of shops and cafes, make it a lovely, relaxing way to chill out and clear your head when uni work gets to be too much.

Bute Park

Bute Park, Cardiff

Where? Bute Park North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DX
How much? Free

This enormous, 56-hectare park is one of Wales’ biggest urban parks, featuring a whole host of things to see and do. If you’re there for the views then you won’t be disappointed by the crazy amount of beautiful farmland to explore. And if you want a bit more structure to your day then you can explore its sports pitches, cafes, sculpture trails, woods and more.

Cardiff Castle


Where? Cardiff Castle Grounds, Cardiff, CF10 3RB
How much? £10.95 for students

This towering structure is an iconic section of skyline, as well as being a beautiful and fascinating place to explore. Built by the Victorian architect William Burges, this castle and its surrounding grounds are 100% worth a visit to get your cultural fix.

National Museum Cardiff

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Where? Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP
How much? Free

Speaking of cultural fixes, when it comes to a brainy day out, National Museum Cardiff has a ludicrously comprehensive collection of art spanning more than 500 years. The museum isn’t just for art, either — it also features galleries which can teach you a whole host of facts about Welsh history. What more could you want?

Roath Park


Where? Roath Park Lake Road West, Cardiff, CF23 5PH
How much? Free

This is another gorgeous, enormous expanse to explore in Cardiff. Roath Park boasts a 30acre, man-made lake with great opportunities for fishing and boating. It also houses the Scott Memorial Lighthouse, which is perfect Instagram fodder standing tall on the lake.