Welsh Banquets at Cardiff Castle
Join the Welsh Banquet for a relaxed and entertaining evening in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle. Dating from the 15th– Century, the Undercroft is one of the oldest parts of the Castle and here you can enjoy the best of Welsh food, entertainment and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts, the Bute-iful Nights. Tours of the Castle apartments are also offered before you are seated for the evening’s entertainment. Discounted rates are available for groups and travel trade.Find out more
Afternoon Tea and Lecture at Cardiff Mansion House
Originally home to James Howell, founder of the famous department store in the City Centre, the Mansion House offers unrivalled opulence and sanctuary for events that are a little more special. Bespoke lectures and tours are available for groups and led by the curator and manager of the Mansion House who can offer a wealth of knowledge about the venue. There is also the opportunity to take afternoon tea in the magnificent dining room.
Behind the Scenes at Wales Millennium Centre
The iconic Wales Millennium Centre is situated in Cardiff Bay and hosts events of all sizes throughout the year. As part of a visit to the Centre, behind the scenes tours are offered where you can discover the secrets of the landmark building and find out what lies beneath the inscription. Special deals are available for groups and there is ample coach parking nearby. As well as the tours, the Centre offers plenty of things to do; you can take in a show, enjoy entertainment on the foyer’s Glanfa stage and relax in Ffresh, a restaurant focused on modern Welsh food that is locally sourced, seasonal and cooked with passion.
Tours of the Principality Stadium
When the stadium isn’t hosting major sports matches or concerts you can take a tour of the 74,500 capacity stadium. Walk down the players’ tunnel, try out the Queen’s seat in the Royal box and discover how they removed the curse from the away-team changing rooms. The Millennium Stadium also offers group tours where visitors have the chance to explore the features that make the Stadium one of the most impressive icons of modern Wales. Discounts are offered for groups of 20+ and coach drivers can visit free of charge with the group.
Clock Tower Tours at Cardiff Castle
Take a specialist tour of Cardiff Castle’s iconic Clock Tower which is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Cardiff. At over 40 metres high, the Clock Tower was the tallest structure in Cardiff in Victorian times and contains a series of apartments on no fewer than 7 floors. Within the Clock Tower are some of the most spectacularly decorated rooms in the Castle which include the Winter Smoking Room, the Bachelor Bedroom and the Summer Smoking Room which has magnificent views of the city.
Water Taxis to Cardiff Bay
Why not travel to Cardiff Bay on one of the water taxis that shuttle back and for between Bute Park in the city centre and Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Boat Tours offer a regular river service on the fully equipped, purpose built, covered vessel, the Princess Katharine which has a capacity for 90 passengers and is operated by highly qualified skippers. Dedicated to providing passengers with the best river experience possible whether they are first time visitors to Cardiff or daily commuters, Cardiff Boat Tours provide a family friendly and inviting environment for all passengers.
White Water Rafting at Cardiff International White Water
This on demand white water facility is located in the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay and offers a vast number of activities including white water rafting, kayaking and river boarding suitable for all levels. The recent addition of an adrenaline fuelled indoor surf machine also now gives visitors the chance to ‘hit the surf’ in the city.
Adventures with the Doctor in the Tardis
Be part of the all new adventure and take an action packed journey with the Doctor as you step into the interactive Tardis at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay. Your journey will take you on a spectacular adventure through time and space as you help the Doctor escape his foes, fly the Tardis and come face-to-face with some of the scariest monsters from the television series including the famous Daleks.
The Davies Collection at the National Museum of Wales
Two wealthy Welsh sisters, the Davies sisters, bequeathed their large art collection to the museum and gallery in the mid 20th century, resulting in Cardiff owning one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris, with works by Renoir, Monet and Cezanne on display. A couple of hours can easily be spent exploring the extensive galleries as well as the museum exhibits and there is also a regular programme of events and activities taking place within the National Museum.
St. Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life
Go back in time to compare where the Welsh of yesteryear lived. St. Fagan’s have taken buildings which span from the celtic era, representing aspects of welsh history which have been taken from all over the country and have been painstakingly rebuilt to preserve this picture of Welsh life.