Are you new to the Cardiff area and want to explore but are puzzled where to start? Visiting a new place can be daunting as it is difficult to know where to look and how to get the best deals. Therefore, we have listed the best places in Cardiff to visit to make sure you get the best experience of Cardiff. And, the best bit? They’re completely free!
1. Roath Park
Established in 1894, Roath Park is an extremely popular tourist attraction in Cardiff. With a classic Victorian layout the park is both a beautiful and historically important place. A central feature is the iconic Scott Memorial Lighthouse that looks out over the translucent 30 acre lake. There are hot and cold meals served all year round in the Terra Nova cafe; teaming long walks with delicious food can create a great day out at low cost. So if you fancy an outdoor experience that is perfect for the whole family, Roath Park is the place to go.
2. Cardiff Castle
If you are more interested in a heritage attraction, Cardiff Castle is the perfect place to visit holds over 2,000 years of history and is located in the heart of the city centre. Famous for its gothic gargoyles that encompass the castle, Cardiff Castle provides activities for all the family. With picturesque scenery, frequent tours, a cafe and gift shop there’s plenty of things to see and do. And, as an added bonus, if you’re a Cardiff resident, you can experience the delights of Cardiff Castle for absolutely free!
3. Bute Park
For those of you looking for a relaxing place to escape from your hectic daily routines, why not check out Bute Park. With 130 acres of landscaped gardens children will be occupied for hours in the adventurous woodland and flower gardens. There are many facilities available such as the Education Centre and Secret Garden Cafe, the Summerhouse Kiosk, a family friendly nature trail and even cycle hire facilities. If you are considering moving to Cardiff, Bute Park is an essential attraction to visit again and again.
4. Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay, just outside the city centre, is a very popular attraction for tourists as it is home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars suitable for many different ages. It is popular with young professionals moving to the area as it is so close to the city centre and there are many transport links available. In terms of a great day out that requires no cost, you can enjoy a cycle ride along the harbour via the Cardiff Bay Barrage Coast Path which runs from the Inner Harbour to the barrage. The route provides a safe pedestrian and cycle path across the Pont-y-Werin bridge. In the summer there are also regular free festivals and events appropriate for the whole family. Check out the International Food and Drink Festival and the Cardiff Harbour Festival to have a taste of culture here in Cardiff.
If visiting is just not enough, Cardiff Bay is also a beautiful place to live. With plenty of choice of flats and apartments currently for sale in Cardiff Bay, you could be enjoying the dynamic nightlife and scenic views every day right on your doorstep.