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Things to Do

Cardiff is a city of attractions, sport, culture and entertainment. Within the few square miles of the city-centre alone, you'll find a wealth of things to do, whatever your tastes, and in the surrounding areas, you'll find everything from abseiling to whisky tasting.

With world-class attractions which draw people from all over the UK and abroad you'll be spoilt for choice in Cardiff. Choose from historic houses and castles or wildlife and water sports.

Cardiff Bay is home to the new BBC Wales studios and is the filming location for Doctor Who, Casualty, Wizards vs Aliens & Pobol y Cwm. Just next door is the Doctor Who Experience. Packed with amazing special effects and exclusive filming with Matt Smith this multi-sensory experience is fun for the family and fans alike. 

As a host of Olympic football during the 2012 games, Cardiff has notched up a fine reputation as a sporting capital thanks to the quality of the events and facilities. Whether you want to watch or play, Cardiff's sporting offer beats many of its competitors. With world-class stadiums for rugby, football, cricket and athletics and an International Sports Village offering an Olympic size swimming pool, ice rink and Cardiff International White Water Centre - an Olympic standard canoe slalom, Cardiff is a sports fan's dream come true.

You'll find a lively entertainment scene in and around Cardiff, which features opera, ballet, musicals, and live music from world-class acts. Across the city, there are a range of theatres, galleries, museums, arts and live music venues. From the traditional to the ground-breakingly modern, from seating thousands to cosy intimate spaces, Cardiff can satisfy every taste.

If you're new to Cardiff and Wales, then why not let someone else take the lead. Taking a guided tour can take the leg-work out of sight-seeing - literally. Having a guide who knows their subject can really make a difference, giving you an insight to local history, culture, language and legends. Tours can be specific to Cardiff, or further afield, and can focus on wildlife and the environment, ghostly goings-on, or Welsh culture.

Search for things to do online

You can search for what to do in Cardiff, using the search tab on the right of the page or see a full list of what to see and do here. You can search by what sort of thing you're interested in, what area you want to look at, and when you want to do it. 
Alternatively our tourist information centres are happy to help with any information you may require and can provide information on all Cardiff attractions: call +44(0)29 2087 3573 or email

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