This summer Cardiff is playing host to club football's two biggest matches: UEFA Champions League Final 2017. The UEFA Women's Champions League Final will be held on 1 June at the Cardiff City Stadium, and the men's UEFA Champions League Final on 3 June at the National Stadium of Wales.

Cardiff, Wales’ capital city offers spectacular shopping, museums, dining and entertainment. Easy to explore on foot you can visit the free National Museum Cardiff and spectacular Cardiff Castle all within the city centre. Top class entertainment is on offer at Cardiff Bay with its restaurants, waterside views and Wales Millennium Centre.

Visit the official regional website for more information:

A view across Cardiff Bay looking at the side of Wales Millennium Centre, The red bricked Pierhead Building and a cloudy sky

How to explore Cardiff in 24 hours

If you're visiting Cardiff for the first time, here are some things you must experience

Chef serving food

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


UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League Final kicks off in Cardiff on 3 June 2017

Cardiff Castle, Gatehouse and Grounds, Cardiff

Cardiff Castle

From the gargoyles on the castle walls to secret tunnels, Cardiff Castle is brought vividly to life.

The Pierhead Building and The Senydd in Cardiff Bay

Must do Cardiff Bay

Cardiff’s waterfront offers heaps to do – funky bars, playgrounds, boat trips and attractions.

Family at Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay

An interactive adventure

Penny and her family visit the Doctor Who Experience for a time travelling adventure.

Exterior of City of Cardiff stadium, being rebranded with new Cardiff City branding

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.

Outside of the Golden Cross bar, Cardiff

Unusual Cardiff bar facts

Sip a cocktail, sup a pint and enjoy four of Cardiff’s happening pubs and bars.

Principality Stadium.

Top 5 Cardiff must-sees

After some insider tips on the best places for a big day out in Cardiff? Look no further.