5 Reasons to visit Cardiff

The city of Cardiff remains one of the most attractive and vibrant tourist destinations within the United Kingdom and there are very many reasons to visit the city. Whether you are a sports fan looking for a holiday destination with access to your game of choice or a theatrelover looking for inspiration, the city of Cardiff is endowed with very many attractions that are guaranteed to satisfy you desires. From the vibrant social scene, the radiant night life to the quiet museums and libraries, the element of diversity keeps finding expression.

 

In case you intend to visit the city, the following is a list of the top 5 things to do in Cardiff that should prove very useful. However, before examining these top 5 things to do in Cardiff, it is important to bring attention to the fact that this list is not entirely conclusive. There are a number of other activities to be done in the cities which, despite the fact that they are not included in this list, are still very rewarding, enjoyable and satisfying. The top 5 things to do include the following;

Live sports

Whether you are interested in watching or playing different sports, the city of Cardiff has all the facilities you will need. The city was designated a City of Sport in the year 2009 and has events and facilities to match the status. The sports options extend from world class football, rugby and athletics pitches to include the Olympic sized swimming pool at the International Sports Village and canoe slalom of Olympic standards at the Cardiff International White Water Center.  Cardiff is also home to the Millenium Stadium, which hosts Rugby matches, speedway events and live music.

Tours of the stadium cost £7.50 for adults and £4 for children, where you can see the dressing rooms, walk down the tunnel and onto the pitch inside the huge 80,000 seater stadium.

 Participating in guided tours.
For new comers visiting the city for the first time, taking a guided tour through the city is probably the best way of getting to know the city and discover its attractions. There are many tour guides scattered throughout the city who, besides showing you the sights of the city, will also give you a good dose of the city’s history and important updates. There are the usual bus sightseeing tours, cycle tours, and the more unusual Dr Who Tours, or Planet Wales tours where you will see loads of different animals in their natural habitat.

For the lovers of art and crafts,

The city has a number of art galleries and museums; such as the National Museum Cardiff, the Martin Tinney Gallery, St David’s Hall or the Norwegian Church which has various different exhibitions throughout the year.

Live Entertainment.

The entertainment scene both within and around Cardiff is one of the liveliest in the UK, consisting of musicals, ballets, opera, live music venues and cinemas. Sherman Cymru is one of the most popular venues, or the Wales Millenium Centre which often hosts free concerts and performances in the foyer of the centre around lunchtime.  If you love stand up comedy, head to the Glee Club in Mermaid Quay.

Visiting the BBC Wales Studios.

A visit to Cardiff is hardly complete without visiting the studios where classic productions such as Doctor Who and Casualty were produced. Find out how programs are produced and where they are filmed, or visit the brand new Doctor Who Experience expected to open this summer.
There are of course plenty of other things to do in Cardiff, such as simply visiting some of the many bars or restaurants, or hit the shops where there are the usual high street brands selling everything from shoes to camping equipment.

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