Our Pick of the 7 Best Cardiff Places to Visit - Exchange Hotel Cardiff

Our Pick of the 7 Best Cardiff Places to Visit

Cardiff places to visit

The capital of Wales is stunning and serene, eclectic and eccentric and the ideal place to stay for a weekend or a week. With a unique blend of cultural landmarks, remarkable regenerations, superb sport and a world-renowned music scene, it’s easy to see why Cardiff is the place to visit in 2019.

There are so many wonderful places to visit we thought it best to countdown some of our favourites. So, we’ve chosen seven of the best Cardiff places to visit including picturesque parks, hospitable hotels and a science museum that is guaranteed to blow your mind.

The Principality Stadium

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The Principality Stadium is appropriately known as one of the most iconic venues in the world in which to play and watch sport, producing a gladiatorial sense of theatre which few arenas can match.

Whether it be on a matchday or not, Wales supporters can lay claim to being the best, and certainly the most vocal – making The Principality Stadium the ultimate Cardiff place to visit.

The home of Welsh Rugby, The Principality Stadium has a vibrant history of dramatic matches and unmissable moments just waiting to be explored.

Alexandra Gardens

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The Welsh capital is renowned for having some of Great Britain’s most spectacular parks. It also has the greenest space per square mile than anywhere else in the UK.

Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings as you walk around the beautiful, Grade I listed Alexandra Gardens.

Opened by the Lord Mayor in 1910, ‘Queen’ Alexandra Gardens is beauty personified and ideal for romantic saunters and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Make sure you add Alexandra Gardens to your schedule of Cardiff places to visit this year.

Canton & Pontcanna

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Canton and Pontcanna is a seriously superb part of the capital, with delicious eateries, opulent houses and plenty of pubs. Brød Danish Bakery is a particular favourite of both locals and visitors looking to grab a treat before exploring some more.

There is also The Chapters Arts Centre for those of you looking to harness your inner Pablo Picasso and create something other than wonderful memories.

Canton and Pontcanna are two of the most memorable Cardiff places to visit ever.

The Exchange Hotel

Cardiff places to visit

The Exchange Hotel is a building bursting with history, charm and character and therefore ideal for an overnight stay.

This luxury hotel is an architectural masterpiece and while it’s been lovingly restored, it’s also leading the way in entertainment and comfort.

Perfect for those romantic weekends away or cosy stays with friends, The Exchange Hotel is a must stay for those looking for Cardiff places to visit.

Sound good? Our helpful team can’t wait to hear from you. Contact us on 02920 107050 or head over to The Exchange Hotel website today.


Located in the beautiful Cardiff Bay – so beautiful in fact, that it featured on our countdown of the most romantic things to do Cardiff – Techniquest is the longest-established science centre in the UK.

With a mission to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement, Techniquest provides an unforgettable experience that is accessible to everyone.

Perfect for a day of education-based fun, Techniquest – which was founded by professor John Beetlestone in 1986 – is worthy of a place on your busy schedule of Cardiff places to visit.

The Tramshed

Cardiff places to visit
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An up and coming music venue like no other, The Tramshed is the ultimate Cardiff place to visit for those who love live music.

There’s also regular cinema screenings and gin and rum festivals for everyone to enjoy.

Jacob’s Market

Vinyl records, vintage books, comics and clothes, these are just some of the treasures waiting to be discovered at Jacob’s Market: Cardiff’s quirkiest indoor market.

Jacob’s has also been known to hire out some of their remarkable pieces to the TV industry, making it a must-see place when touring the capital.

Lose yourself in this treasure trove of unbelievable trinkets.

So thats it, our list of the best Cardiff places to visit is complete. Theres always plenty to keep anyone entertained in our amazing, wonderful city. Check back to the blog soon or follow our Facebook Page to keep up to date.

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