Cardiff makes a charming first impression with its ever-bustling, restaurant-lined waterfront and elegant, Edwardian Baroque-style City Hall. Imposing medieval churches serve as a striking counterpoint to modern architectural marvels like the copper-domed Wales Millennium Centre, while the city's restored Victorian arcades are today filled with hip boutiques selling quirky local fashion and artisan homewares.

    Its dining scene runs the gamut from cosy cafes to high-end restaurants, so you can feast like royalty, whatever your budget. And Cardiff pulses long into the night, with atmospheric traditional pubs, sleek cocktail bars and intimate clubs drawing a diverse crowd of hedonists.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Cardiff

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Cardiff

      Cardiff has plenty to entertain those who travel with the shopping bags in tow. Locals often call it the "City of Arcades", meaning you can delve down centuries-old alleyways that are bursting with boutiques and jewellers and vintage clothes emporiums, all while sampling locally roasted coffee beans and hopping independent brunch venues. You can also discover colossal shopping complexes...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Cardiff

    • 10 Best Nightlife in Cardiff

      The nightlife in Cardiff is widely known as one of the UK’s liveliest, but while it can certainly get pretty raucous on the Welsh capital's streets after dark, there are more sophisticated pleasures to be had as well. From the upcoming maritime quarter of Cardiff Bay to the hipster neighbourhood of Pontcanna, there are loads of options in this major...

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    • Cardiff Travel Essentials

      Our Cardiff Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the UK. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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