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  • 1 National Museum of Wales/Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Cathays Park GB - Cardiff CF10 3NP

    The museum's remarkable collections are divided into three main sections. The Natural History section presents the nature and ecosystems of Wales; the Archaeology section exhibits objects and written documents that retrace daily life from prehistory ..

  • 2 St Fagans National History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    GB - Saint Fagans CF5 6XB

    Don't miss this Welsh ethnographic museum coupled with a castle, which will delight children and adults alike! In addition to the two exhibitions dedicated to agricultural life and traditional costumes, in the grounds stand reconstructions of buildin..

  • 3 Castell Coch Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Tongwynlais CF15 7JS

    Castell Coch is a fantasy castle of medieval inspiration. It was started in 1875 by the wealthy Maquess of Bute and the architect William Burges, and bears some resemblance to the city of Carcassonne (France) and the castle of Chillon (Switzerland). ..

  • 4 Cardiff Castle/Castell Caerdydd Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle GB - Cardiff CF10 3RB

    This fortified castle with a mighty keep was built on the ruins of a roman fort in the 12th C. At the end of the 19th C its owner the 3rd Marquis de Bute (1847-1900), who was regarded as the richest man in England at the time commissioned the archite..

  • 5 Cardiff Bay Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Cardiff CF11 0JL

    The rapid decline of Cardiff's most popular quarter, formerly a central offloading point for the coal from the Southern Welsh mines, has been arrested by an ambitious project to redevelop the area and to create new cultural centres. The project centr..

  • 6 Techniquest Interesting

    Museums and art

    Stuart Street GB - Cardiff CF10 5BW

    Located opposite the old dry docks, this ultramodern building which mixes glass and steel stages an incredible interactive exhibition, which illustrates scientific principles through a series of role-plays

  • 7 Llandaff Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    A4119 GB - Cardiff CF5 2LA

    Cardiff Cathedral was built between 1120 and 1280 and was named after the nearby river. The cathedral fell into decay after the Reformation and lost its medieval tower and roof in a storm in 1723. It was restored some time later but destroyed by a la..

  • 8 Law Courts

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    King Edward VII GB - Cardiff CF10 3NL

    This edifice built in 1904, located to the west of the town hall is clearly more conservative than its neighbouring building, and is the first in a series of public buildings to be developed on King Edward VII avenue.

  • 9 Pierhead Building

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pierhead GB - Cardiff

    This tiled, red brick building was completed in 1896 by an associate of William Burges and was previously used as offices.

  • 10 Norwegian Church

    Religious buildings

    Harbour Drive GB - Cardiff CF10 4PA

    This charming white church made of wood was the first of its kind to be built outside Norway (1868). It was restored with the help of Roald Dahl's children who were baptised there, and converted into a café and exhibition hall.

  • 11 Millennium Stadium

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Westgate Street GB - Cardiff CF10 1NS

    Nothing is too good for Wales' national sport. This stadium replaced the legendary Arms Park when it was inaugurated in 1999.

  • 12 St Fagans Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Castle GB - Saint Fagans CF5 6DX

    Built in around 1580, it was renovated with a 19C touch, including period furniture. The fine gardens have blackberry bushes and ponds full of carp, bream and tench. They are the setting for the Museum of Welsh Art and Popular Traditions.

  • 13 The Valleys

    Nature and gardens

    Valley Lines GB - Cardiff

    North of Cardiff and the neighbouring ports lie The Valleys, one of Britain's largest coalfields. Miners' cottages, metalworks, pit-heads and attendant railways occupy the floors of the deep valleys. In stark contrast, the mining and industrial zones..

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