Travel to Cardiff
A cool capital city that’s easy to explore on foot, Cardiff is rich in history, culture and world-class attractions. Whether you’re in town to see the sights, do some shopping or attend a concert or sporting match, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Welsh capital.
With a thriving student community and commuters travelling daily from cities such as Bristol
and even London
, you’re sure to find a car share to Cardiff that will get you there without breaking the bank – leaving more in your budget to explore all the great attractions we’ve rounded up below!
Casual sightseeing in a green city
Cardiff is a friendly blend of the modern and traditional, with handsome historic buildings nestled happily alongside cutting-edge modern architecture.
To see the best of the old, visit enchanting Cardiff Castle
, where medieval fortifications meet fanciful Victorian design in a structure that encompasses 2,000 years of history, or the lovely Llandaff Cathedral
, tucked away in the historic Llandaff area on the banks of the River Taff.
Fans of more contemporary buildings will be fascinated by the Wales Millennium Centre
, which uses traditional Welsh building materials in a futuristic-looking design. Take a guided tour or attend a performance of opera, theatre or ballet here to really appreciate this distinctive building. Then head to the waterfront and check out the vibrant shops, restaurants and bars in Cardiff’s stylish Mermaid Quay
, which incorporates reminders of the city’s nautical heritage in a shiny new development.
Cardiff is also a famously green city, with plenty of parks and open space right in the city centre. Enjoy strolling, cycling or even just people-watching in historic Bute Park, near both the castle and the vast National Museum Cardiff
, which houses the nation’s natural history, art and geology collections.
Sports, shopping and science fiction
Science fiction devotees will of course know that the popular BBC series Doctor Who is filmed in Cardiff, and fans can get an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the hit show with the Doctor Who Experience
on Cardiff Bay. For those keen on getting in some retail therapy, meanwhile, Cardiff also provides some outstanding shopping opportunities. Hunt for big brands and designer items at St David’s Shopping Centre
, or browse the quirky shops in the city’s elegant Victorian and Edwardian arcades.
Sports fans are also spoiled for choice, with international rugby, football and the British Speedway Grand Prix all hosted at the Millennium Stadium
(not to mention concerts by international music acts). If you’re travelling to Cardiff for a specific event, try to bag a lift share with fellow fans – you’ll make some friends and get cheaper travel, all in one!