The City of Cardiff offers sights and activities to keep its annual 12 million tourists busy. The city offers castles and concerts, street festivals and quiet parks for every taste. Whether you’re interested in the arts, sports, or nature, you’ll find a range of places and things to do in the Port of Cardiff. You can walk around Cardiff Bay, cycle on the Taff Trail, or go to the country in minutes. While you’re there, there are some sights you won’t want to miss.
Cardiff Castle was first built as a fort by Romans, and a thousand years ago, a Norman lord built a castle on the Roman ruins that has been added to and remodeled over the centuries. A visit to the Castle will take you through 2000 years of Welsh history.
The National Museum Cardiff contains a large collection of Impressionist artwork featuring paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, and Monet. The Red Dragon Center houses a wonderful Doctor Who Exhibition where visitors can see costumes and props from the recent TV show that was largely filmed in Cardiff. Techniquest is an interactive science and technology exhibition with over a hundred exhibits to engage everyone in the family. The center includes a Planetarium and Science Theater.
The Port of Cardiff’s old docklands have been redeveloped to make Cardiff Bay, a large fresh-water lake with a five-star hotel and spa and a variety of cuisines. The Cardiff Bay Visitor Center, known as “The Tube,” contains exhibitions that tell the story of Cardiff Bay and a scale model of the city.
The Wales Millinnium Centre is a forum for musicals, international opera, modern dance, and ballet. When not attending a performance, you can tour the facility. The Millennium Stadium is a major sports venue that seats 74 thousand people. You can attend a sports or entertainment event or tour the facility and learn how the got rid of the curse that haunted the away-team changing rooms.
Visitors can also find a long list of nature reserves and outdoor activities available in and around the Port of Cardiff at the BBC website.