2000 years of history crammed into an eight acre site: Roman, Norman, Plantaganet and Victorian history. Smack bang in the City Centre reasonable prices here stay approx 3-4 hours. 45 Min guide is very good.
2: Head off to St Fagan's Open Museum
Spend approx half a day here. Sign posted from junction 33 of the M4motorway (follow road signs for the Museum of Welsh Life), with direct access from the A4232.
St Fagan’s Castle, is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums representing the life and culture of Wales and situated in 100 acres of parkland. The museum also has displays of costume, daily life and farming implements. Open 10:00-17:00 daily. *£3 Parking but Entry Free.
3: Cardiff Bay Barrage: Grab your crisps and sandwiches from Morrisons and head off for a mini picnic and it's a great way to see Cardiff Bay away from the crowds. Park at Penarth Marina (pay and display) Lovely walk and picnic area with Free play area for the kids towards the end.
4: National Museum Cardiff : Free Entry
10.00am-5.00 pm Tuesday-Sunday.
Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Civic Centre,20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Bus and Train Station.
Discover art, archaeology, natural history and geology. Something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free
Cardiff Bay :
On your doorstep! The new International Pool is amazing! try and go unusual times to avoid the crowds. Very reasonably priced for what you get. Family of four £15 approx. Mermaid Quay is a must visit lots of bars and restaurants and do visit the Red Dragon Centre for bowling cinema and bars and restaurants.
FlatDragon's Must Visits Cardiff Bay:
Millenium Centre Arts and Culture good coffee shops too.RedDragon Centre, Bowling, Cinema and Bella Italia here is excellent!Cardiff International Pool and Cardiff Bay Barrage.
7: Llanerch Vineyard : Yes we have a Vineyard! Llanerch Vineyard is the largest and oldest premier vineyard in Wales. Standing in more than 20 acres of beautiful Glamorgan countryside yet only 15 minutes from Cardiff.http://www.llanerch-vineyard.co.uk/
8: Vale of Glamorgan : The Vale of Glamorgan is characterised by green rolling hills, historic towns, pretty villages and a splendid natural coastline.
There are some fabulous walks here and we will give you all the information you need on arrival. For more information on Glamorgan walks check out this great site
. For great Glamorgan country pubs
There's something for everyone including sandy beaches, magnificent coastal scenery, visitor attractions, country parks, boat trips, castles, farm parks and much more.
9: Millenium Stadium Tour : When the stadium isn’t hosting major sports matches or concerts you can take a tour of the 74,000 seater 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. (Adults £6.50, children £4, book in advance)
10: Penderyn Distillery opened its doors to visitors in June 2008 with the launch of its new purpose designed and built Visitor Centre. The distillery is the only one in Wales and the first to legally distill a whisky spirit in the country for more than 100 years. At last, members of the public can visit the distillery, take a journey through the history of whisky making in Wales, and understand the distilling and bottling process at first hand.