Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Cardiff

Cardiff, Europe’s youngest capital city, is famous for its castle, art, dragons, river, Victorian arcades, parks, rugby, music, university, bay and Brains beer. A more diverse list you could not imagine, so whether you are an art lover or rugby fan, enjoy historical castles or modern architecture, like listening to philharmonic orchestras or new bands in pubs, Cardiff really does offer something for everyone.

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Cardiff Castle

This walled fortress boasts 2000 years of history. Originally a Roman fort, the castle was rebuilt after the Norman conquest and served as a keep until the 18th century, when it became the home of the Bute family, who renovated it in Gothic Revival style. You can walk around the Norman keep, discover the Roman foundations and take a guided tour around the grand apartments with their gilt ceilings and murals.
Adresse: Castle Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2087 8100
Åpningstider: Winter 09.00-17.00. Summer 09.00-18.00

Bute Park

The entrance to the park is a short walk along Castle Street, to the left of the castle. The gardens have their own walled parapet that features incredibly life-like stone animals including a bear, lion, hyena, monkeys and a pelican. The park runs alongside the River Taff and has great views of the castle and its moat – it even has a miniature Stonehenge!
Adresse: North Road, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2087 2730
Åpningstider: Daily 07.30-19.30

Principality Stadium

The stadium opened in 1999 and is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and the largest covered stadium in Europe. It is also a venue for football cup finals and music concerts. Guided tours of the stadium are also available.
Adresse: Westgate Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 844 249 1999

National Museum Cardiff

This impressive domed building houses one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings in Europe, along with the best Welsh art. The museum also comprises an archaeology and geology collection as well as a natural history exhibit with giant skeletons of whales and dinosaurs.
Adresse: Cathays Park, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 300 111 2333
Billetter: Free entry

St John the Baptist Church

With the exception of Cardiff Castle, St John the Baptist Church is the oldest building in the city. The church originally dates back to 1180 but was destroyed in 1404 during the Welsh Revolt and rebuilt thereafter in Gothic style. Now it serves as an Anglican church and is open to the public for prayer or visit.
Adresse: St John Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2039 5231

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay has altered beyond recognition, from its past as the world’s largest coal exporting port to a modern sports and leisure complex. It is also Europe’s largest waterfront development which has a wealth of leisure activities available both on and off the water. Sights of interest and things to do include: Pierhead Building, Coal Exchange, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Norwegian Church, Mermaid’s Quay’s restaurants and bars.
Adresse: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

Castell Coch (Red Castle)

A fairytale castle nestled in the woods on the outskirts of the city. Despite bearing the mark of Victorian renovation, it still retains much of its medieval charm and it offers an interesting insight into medieval architecture and art.
Adresse: Tongwynlais, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2081 0101

St Fagans National Museum of History

Open air museum set on 100 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Cardiff. The museum is a village of 40 buildings that tell the story of Wales throughout the ages, and each building was transported brick-by-brick from their original location. The village includes a 17th-century farmhouse, working men’s hall, a tannery, bakery and terrace of workers’ cottages with each house representing a different decade.
Adresse: St Fagans, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 300 111 2333
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-17.00
Billetter: Free entry

Caerphilly Castle

The second biggest castle in Britain (after Windsor), it was built in the late 13th century to secure the area against Welsh attacks from the north. The castle is one of the greatest examples of medieval military architecture displaying an enormous array of defensive structures such as high towers, large moats and barbicans. It is located 15 minutes by train from Cardiff.
Adresse: Castle Street, Caerphilly
Telefon: +44 29 2088 3143

Brecon Beacons National Park

Located an hour from Cardiff, Brecon Beacons National Park is a natural reserve with an area of 1,340 square kilometres. Inside the park it is possible to enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, bird watching and so on. The park is also perfect for stargazing, as it was recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2013.
Adresse: Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Telefon: +44 1874 624437

Wales Millennium Centre

The Wales Millennium Centre was built as a haven for arts and performances. It houses a theatre and several halls, restaurants and shops, hosting live events like plays, operas and concerts on a regular basis. The centre is also the home of various organisations such as the Welsh National Opera, the National Dance Company and the Arts Council of Wales.
Adresse: Bute Place, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2063 6464
Åpningstider: Daily 09.00-19.00


Founded in 1986 by Professor John Beetlestone and his colleagues from Cardiff University, Techniquest is a discovery and science centre with many exhibits and activities for children and science lovers. Inside you will find a science theatre, a planetarium and more than 120 different exhibits where you can test your abilities and discover more about the world of science and technology.
Adresse: Stuart Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2047 5475
Åpningstider: Tue-Fri 09.30-16.30. Sat-Sun 10.00-17-00

Cardiff International White Water

Water, adventure and a lot of fun await you at Cardiff International White Water. Here you can choose between different sports and activities such as rafting, canoeing, kayaking and gorge walking. There is also the possibility to surf at the Indoor Wave, where you can feel the thrill of ocean waves in the safety of an indoor facility.
Adresse: Watkiss Way, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2082 9970

Senedd - National Assembly Building

The Senedd is the administrative heart of Cardiff, where the National Assembly gathers to discuss matters of political interest. The building is a fine example of modern architecture and was designed to be environmentally friendly, with a sustainable heating system and materials.
Adresse: Pierhead Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 300 200 6565

The Clink Cymru

The Clink Cymru is part of a rehabilitation programme for prisoners who get the chance to work and gain experience so that they can be successfully reintegrated in society upon release. The restaurant is well-known for the quality of its food and service, which is why it is recommended to book a table in advance, as the place often gets very busy.
Adresse: Her Majesty's Prison, Knox Road, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2092 3130

The Admiral St David

A restaurant specialised in Australasian and Asia-Pacific cuisine, located at The St David’s Hotel and Spa. Overlooking Cardiff Bay, the restaurant has stunning views and in the summer months alfresco dining is available on a waterside terrace. The bar is also worth a visit and is perfect for a pre-dinner drink.
Adresse: Havannah Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2045 4045
Åpningstider: Daily 12.30-14.00 and 17.30-22.00

Signor Valentino

This is a modern Italian restaurant located in Mermaid Quay, right on the waterfront in the busy Cardiff Bay area. They offer a menu with freshly prepared Italian cuisine, including pasta, pizza, fish and meat dishes. It’s recommended to book in advance, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Adresse: 15A Mermaid Quay, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2048 2007

Caban Cardiff

Caban Cardiff is a nice vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Clifton Street. The menu offers many international dishes, taking inspiration from different culinary traditions so as to give guests the widest selection possible of vegetarian foods, all in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
Adresse: 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2045 4999
Åpningstider: Fri-Sat 19.00-22.00

Nant Restaurant

Located just outside Cardiff, this restaurant is a college training facility at the Coleg y Cymoedd. As such, it is staffed by students who do their very best to provide a great service and an excellent dining experience.
Adresse: Heol Y Coleg, Nantgarw, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 14 4366 3050

Bwyta Bwyd Bombai (3B's)

If you're looking for some tasty Indian food, 3B's is one of the best choices. Situated in the very centre of the city, it offers a taste of Mumbai's varied street food, from the famous vada pav to all sorts of appetisers, desserts and teas. The interior is small and simple but the foods and prices are well worth it.
Adresse: 16 High Street Arcade, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2037 2352


A 100% vegan restaurant offering an ample selection of alternatives to meat dishes, such as vegan burgers with seitan or tempeh, pancakes, wraps and all kinds of chips and fries. The focus is directed towards fresh and organic ingredients that create healthy and delicious meals.
Adresse: 114 Albany Road, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2049 7703
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 11.30-22.00. Sat 10.30-22.00. Sun 10.30-17.00

The Hellenic Eatery

The Hellenic Eatery is a family-run Greek restaurant serving authentic Greek food, as all the ingredients are imported from Greece and dishes are prepared the Greek way. Try their Greek classics such as mousaka, souvlaki and gyros, as well as Greek wine and coffee.
Adresse: 100 Crwys Road, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2132 1600

Le Monde

At Le Monde you are offered a good choice of fresh fish, meat and salads. The atmosphere is friendly with a banquet style decor and an open kitchen. It is renowned in Cardiff as one of the best seafood restaurants.
Adresse: 60-62 St Mary Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2038 7376

Hayes Island Snack Bar

It looks like the mobile cafés you see at funfairs, but it is in fact a 100-year-old listed building that serves tasty hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and hot rolls. It is a Cardiff institution.
Adresse: The Hayes, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2039 4858

The Plan Cafe Cardiff

The Plan is a gourmet cafe which prides itself on its artisan coffee and tasty foods prepared with fresh local ingredients. Listed on the menu are many specialities like Welsh cider, loose leaf tea, an extensive range of beer and wine as well as vegan and gluten free options for those with special dietary needs.
Adresse: 28-29 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2039 8764
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 08.45-17.00. Sun 09.45-16.00

Honeybee House Tearooms

Located in the village of Llanishen, just outside Cardiff, Honeybee House Tearooms is famous for its welcoming atmosphere and home baked cakes. They also host afternoon teas and special events.
Adresse: 38 Station Road, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2075 5380
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 09.15-17.00

Yard Bar & Kitchen

This pub, owned by local Brains Brewery, is one of the largest in Cardiff with a capacity of more than 800 and is built on the site of the original brewery. It features live matches on the screens and live events with local bands playing various kinds of music.
Adresse: 42-43 St Mary Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2022 7577
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 10.00-23.00. Fri-Sat 10.00-02.00

The Dead Canary

Hidden in a backstreet in Central Cardiff, The Dead Canary welcomes its guests with a quiet atmosphere and amazing cocktails. The drinks are named after characters from the medieval Welsh tale collection Mabinogion, which adds a nice touch of Welsh folklore to the soft and cosy ambience of this bar.
Adresse: Barrack Lane, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2023 1263


Porter's looks like a classic pub but it's much more. With good beers, wines and teas, coupled with a lively atmosphere and good music, the pub is a favourite spot among locals. It even has a small theatre which hosts live performances and shows.
Adresse: Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2125 0666

Clwb Ifor Bach

Often referred to as "the Welsh Club", it has three floors and caters to a wide range of musical tastes. Often, each floor offers a different scene and it’s one of the very few places in Cardiff that still runs a rock night.
Adresse: 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2023 2199

Lab 22

Lab 22 is a sophisticated cocktail bar with a refined interior, good vibe and a huge selection of cocktails and spirits that you can learn to prepare at one of their cocktail masterclasses.
Adresse: 22 Caroline Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2039 9997

Old Arcade

This is a typical Welsh pub with good local ales, pub food and rugby. The pub is owned by Brains Brewery, so the beer selection is great and the interior is nicely decorated with rugby memorabilia.
Adresse: 14 Church Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2021 7999
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11.00-23.00. Fri-Sat 11.00-24.00. Sun 12.00-22.00

The Dock Bar & Kitchen

The Dock sits right on the water’s edge at Mermaid Quay and covers two large floors with a restaurant upstairs, a smaller crow’s nest floor above the first floor and two external balconies.
Adresse: Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay
Telefon: +44 29 2045 0947

NosDa Hostel & Bar

Tafarn is a Welsh Cantina and Bar located in the NosDa hostel that serves fresh local food, beers and spirits and is popular with locals. Tafarn also hosts an art collection every 2 months showcasing pieces by local artists.
Adresse: 53-59 Despenser Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2037 8866
Åpningstider: Sun-Thu 11.00-23.30. Fri-Sat 11.00-24.30

Cardiff Central Market

Cardiff’s biggest and oldest indoor market. It's housed within a Victorian structure built in 1891, even though the market itself is much older, probably dating back to the 18th century. The market sells everything from fresh local produce to all sorts of objects and utensils.
Adresse: St Mary Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2087 1214

St David's Dewi Sant

A big shopping centre in The Hayes in Central Cardiff, St David's contains several stores,both big chains and small shops, as well as cafes and restaurants and is one of the city's major shopping destinations.
Adresse: St Davids Way, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2036 7600
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 09.30-20.00. Sat 09.30-19.00. Sun 11.00-17.00

Royal Arcade

There are many shopping arcades in Cardiff, but the Royal Arcade is the oldest. Inside you will find several stores and independent shops selling all kinds of items, ranging from gifts and souvenirs to homeware and jewellery.
Adresse: Royal Arcade, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2087 3573

The Pumping Station

The Pumping Station is a three-storey antique market located in an old Victorian pumping house. It houses a plethora of antique traders that sell a host of different objects and artefacts from the Victorian era to the present, including furniture, clothes, jewellery, silverware and anything you can imagine. It also has a cafe so that you can have a drink and rest your tired legs.
Adresse: Penarth Road, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2022 1085
Åpningstider: Daily 09.30-17.30

Capitol Shopping Centre

Another big shopping mall in the city centre, it offers custumers a modern shopping experience with a lot of different stores and leisure activities, such as gyms, cafes, restaurants and a cinema.
Adresse: Queen Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2034 5428
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 08.00-20.00. Sun 10.00-17.00

Castle Welsh Crafts

This little gift shop sells souvenirs like toys, clothes and the beautifully carved Welsh lovespoons, with the possibility of having your name (or your loved one's) engraved on top. The perfect gift to bring home from Cardiff.
Adresse: 1-3 Castle Street, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2034 3038

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements:

Best Time to Visit

The climate in Cardiff is mild and the city hardly ever experiences extreme temperatures, but as elsewhere in the UK, the weather can be quite unpredictable. For this reason, visitors are recommended to bring waterproof coats and shoes. The best period to enjoy the city is from April to September, when the weather allows for a pleasant visit with warm temperatures and moderate precipitation. The major events and fairs take place during the summer, such as the Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival, and visitor numbers are expected to be at their highest at least until mid-September. Autumn is generally rainy with occasional snowfall in November and December, while winter can be cold and chilly, making this season the slowest in terms of visitors.


Cardiff is served by its own international airport with regular direct flights from the UK and Europe. The Cardiff Airport Express Bus Service (T9) to Cardiff City Centre runs every 20 minutes from 04.50 – 24.10, £5 adult single fare/£8 return and £2.50 for child/£4 return. Trains run every hour from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sundays from Cardiff International to Cardiff Central Station. Taxis cost around £15-£20. Pre-book your taxi to/from Cardiff Airport with Cardiff Airport Taxis online at or via telephone: +44 1446 710693. They accept various payment methods, such as credit cards and Euros cash. Fares are subject to change. Note: Bristol International airport is only 1 hour away, with Continental Airlines flying directly from the States as well as EasyJet low-cost airline providing flights from Europe, including Germany, and within the UK. Birmingham, Manchester and London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton) are also all easily accessible by high-speed InterCity train or coach.
Adresse: Cardiff Airport, Vale of Glamorgan
Telefon: +44 14 4671 1111

Public Transport

Public transport in Cardiff is run by Cardiff Bus (Bws Caerdydd), which covers the urban area. There are 2 fare zones, Cardiff (adult £1.90, child £1.30) and Barry (adult £1.80 child £1.20). Tickets can be bought through the mobile app or directly on the bus with cash or contactless. Day tickets are also available.
Adresse: Cardiff, Wales
Telefon: +44 29 2066 6444
Billetter: Fares are subject to change.


London-style Hackney cabs are available in Cardiff and can be hailed from the roadside. Private hire taxis are also available but cannot be hailed from the roadside and must be pre-booked instead. Dragon Taxis Cardiff: Premier Taxis: Capital Cabs:


If you are in need of medication, there are many local pharmacies in Cardiff as well as big chains like Boots. Crwys Pharmacy:
Adresse: 128 Crwys Road, Cardiff
Telefon: +44 29 2037 3631
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 08.45-18.15. Sat 09.00-17.15. Closed on Sunday


You can find several post offices spread throughout the city, the main branch being located inside Queens Arcade.
Adresse: 45 Queens Arcade, Cardiff
Åpningstider: Daily 09.00-17.30. Closed on Sunday


Country code: 44 Area code: 029


240 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard.