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Top Choice Castle in Cardiff

Cardiff Castle

There's a medieval keep at its heart, but it's the later additions to Cardiff Castle that really capture the imagination. During the Victorian era, extravagant mock-Gothic features were grafted onto this relic, incl…
Top Choice Museum in Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

Devoted mainly to natural history and art, this grand neoclassical building is the centrepiece of the seven institutions dotted around the country that together form the Welsh National Museum. It's one of Britain's …
Top Choice Museum in Cardiff

St Fagans National History Museum

Historic buildings from all over the country have been dismantled and re-erected in the semirural surrounds of St Fagans village, five miles west of central Cardiff. More than 40 buildings are on show, including tha…
Top Choice Park in Cardiff

Bute Park

Flanked by the castle and the River Taff, Bute Park was donated to the city along with the castle in 1947. With Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna Fields and Llandaff Fields, it forms a green corridor that stretches northwes…
Top Choice Seafood in Cardiff

Fish at 85

By day a fishmongers (hence the lingering smell), by night an elegant restaurant with Cape Cod-ish decor and candles floating in water-filled jars, Fish at 85 is Cardiff's premier spot for a seafood dinner. The menu…
Top Choice Indian in Cardiff

Mint & Mustard

Specialising in seafood dishes from India's southern state of Kerala, this excellent restaurant combines an upmarket ambience with attentive service and delicious, beautifully presented food. If you're not enticed b…
Top Choice Live Music in Cardiff

Clwb Ifor Bach

The legendary Clwb has broken many a Welsh band since it first opened its doors as a Welsh-language social club in 1983, building a reputation as Cardiff's most important indie music venue. It now hosts bands perfor…
Top Choice Indian in Cardiff

Purple Poppadom

Trailblazing a path for 'Nouvelle Indian' cuisine, chef Anand George's kitchen offers its own unique take on regional dishes from all over the subcontinent – from Kashmir to Kerala. Meals are thoughtfully constructe…
Top Choice Market in Cardiff

Riverside Market

What it lacks in size, Riverside Market makes up for in sheer yumminess, its stalls heaving with cooked meals, cakes, cheese, organic meat, charcuterie and bread. There are lots of options for vegetarians and an exc…
Top Choice Stadium in Cardiff

Principality Stadium

This spectacular stadium squats like a stranded spaceship on the River Taff's east bank. Originally christened Millennium Stadium (the new name's a nod to sponsors, not the monarchy), this 74,500-seat, £168-million,…