How to explore Cardiff in 24 hours If you're visiting Cardiff for the first time, here are some things you must experience Cardiff: an insider’s guide If you’re visiting Cardiff, a little local knowledge helps you dive deeper into the city’s soul and find the very best places to eat, drink and visit Must do Cardiff Bay Cardiff’s waterfront offers heaps to do – funky bars, playgrounds, boat trips and attractions. Cardiff Castle From the gargoyles on the castle walls to secret tunnels, Cardiff Castle is brought vividly to life. Shopping in Cardiff Cardiff has worked hard to earn its reputation as one of the top shopping destinations in Britain. 5 top Cardiff boutiques Independent retailers thrive in Cardiff’s funky arcades. Local writer Amy Davies finds the best. Must do in Cardiff Cardiff is full of unexpected surprises that make a visit essential. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Cardiff Castle, Gatehouse and Grounds, Cardiff Taff Trail by Castell Coch, near Cardiff Riverside Farmer's Market, Cardiff Principality Stadium, Cardiff Cardiff International White Water Centre, Cardiff Bay St Fagans Natural History Museum, near Cardiff National Museum Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff Castle The Taff Trail Farmers Market Principality Stadium Cardiff International White Water St Fagans National History Museum The Cardiff Story View full list A weekend in Cardiff Top class football is by no means the only attraction in a modern capital city with all the ingredients needed for a truly memorable weekend. Unusual Cardiff bar facts Sip a cocktail, sup a pint and enjoy four of Cardiff’s happening pubs and bars. Top 5 Cardiff must-sees After some insider tips on the best places for a big day out in Cardiff? Look no further.