21 Sights in Cardiff, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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1. Llandaff Cathedral

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Llandaff Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral and parish church in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales. It is the seat of the Bishop of Llandaff, head of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff. It is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and three Welsh saints: Dubricius, Teilo and Oudoceus. It is one of two cathedrals in Cardiff, the other being the Roman Catholic Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral in the city centre.

Wikipedia: Llandaff Cathedral (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. Caerau Hillfort

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Caerau Hillfort is a large triangular multivallate Iron Age hillfort, built on a previously occupied Neolithic site, occupying the western tip of an extensive ridge-top plateau in the western suburbs of Caerau and Ely, Cardiff, Wales. It is the largest Iron Age site of its type in south Wales and also one of the largest in Great Britain. The old parish church, St Mary's, and a small ringwork, almost certainly a medieval castle site probably contemporary with the church, stand within the hillfort on the north-eastern side.

Wikipedia: Caerau Hillfort (EN)

3. Dyffryn Gardens

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Dyffryn Gardens Ben Salter / CC BY 2.0

Dyffryn Gardens, also spelt Duffryn Gardens, is a collection of botanical gardens located near the villages of Dyffryn and St. Nicholas in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The gardens were selected by the British Tourist Authority as one of the Top 100 gardens in the UK and are in the care of the National Trust. They are designated at Grade I, the highest grade, on the Cadw/ICOMOS Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales.

Wikipedia: Dyffryn Gardens (EN), Website

4. Water Tower

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Roald Dahl Plass is a public space in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales. It is named after Cardiff-born author Roald Dahl, and is located on the coast along the south of the city centre. The square is home to the Senedd building housing the Senedd, the Welsh parliament, and the Wales Millennium Centre, a performing arts centre. The bowl-like shape of the space has made it a popular amphitheatre for hosting open-air concerts.

Wikipedia: Roald Dahl Plass (EN)

5. Cardiff Crown Court

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Cardiff Crown Court is a historic building situated in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales. The building is a Grade I listed building. As a Crown Court venue it is part of the Wales Circuit of His Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service. The court house has nine courtrooms in addition to one "virtual" courtroom. The senior judge at the court is Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke, the Recorder of Cardiff.

Wikipedia: Cardiff Crown Court (EN), Heritage Website

6. Saint Fagans Castle

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Saint Fagans Castle National Museum Wales / CC BY-SA 3.0

St Fagans Castle is an Elizabethan mansion in St Fagans, Cardiff, Wales, dating from the late 16th century. The house and remaining medieval fortifications are Grade I listed. The grounds of St Fagans Castle now contain St Fagans National Museum of History. The castle estate is designated Grade I on the Cadw/ICOMOS Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales.

Wikipedia: St Fagans Castle (EN), Website

7. Norwegian Church Arts Centre

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Norwegian Church Arts CentreNick Russill from Cardiff, UK / CC BY 2.0

The Norwegian Church Arts Centre is a point of cultural and historical interest located in Cardiff Bay, Wales. It was a Lutheran Church, consecrated in 1868. Under the patronage of The Norwegian Seamen's Mission it provided home comforts, communication with family and a place of worship for Scandinavian sailors and the Norwegian community in Cardiff for over a hundred years.

Wikipedia: Norwegian Church, Cardiff (EN), Website

8. Cardiff International Arena

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Cardiff International Arena is an indoor exhibition centre and events arena located in Cardiff, Wales, and was opened on 9 September 1993 by singer Shirley Bassey. It is Cardiff's largest purpose-built exhibition facility and its former name was due to a sponsorship agreement from 2011 to 2022. The upstairs of the building is known as the World Trade Centre.

Wikipedia: Cardiff International Arena (EN)

9. Welsh National War Memorial

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The Welsh National War Memorial is situated in Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park, Cardiff. The memorial was designed by Sir Ninian Comper and unveiled on 12 June 1928 by the Prince of Wales. The memorial commemorates the servicemen who died during the First World War and has a commemorative plaque for those who died during the Second World War, added in 1949.

Wikipedia: Welsh National War Memorial (EN)

10. St. Andrew's United Reformed Church

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St. Andrew's United Reformed Church is a 19th-century United Reformed church located in the Roath area of Cardiff, Wales. The church is situated on the corner of Wellfield Road and Malborough Road, with some referring to it as the 'church on the corner'. The church covers the ministry areas of Roath and Penylan.

Wikipedia: St Andrews United Reformed Church, Roath (EN), Website

11. Bishop's Palace

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The Bishop's Palace, which is also known as Llandaff Castle or Bishop's Castle or the Old Bishop's Palace, is the ruined residence of the bishops of Llandaff. It is located a short distance to the south of Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales. The twin-towered gatehouse is one of the few remaining structures.

Wikipedia: Bishop's Palace, Llandaff (EN)

12. St Fagans National Museum of History

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St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History, commonly referred to as St Fagans after the village where it is located, is an open-air museum in Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. The museum is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales.

Wikipedia: St Fagans National Museum of History (EN), Website

13. Cockpit

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Denbigh Cockpit is a reconstructed building at St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The cockpit formerly stood in the yard of the Hawk and Buckle Inn at Vale Street, Denbigh, and is thought to date from the late seventeenth century. It is a Grade II listed building.

Wikipedia: Denbigh Cockpit (EN), Website

14. Parish Church of Saint Mary

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The Saint Mary's Church in St Fagans is a medieval church located in Cardiff, south Wales. Built in the 12th century it underwent extensive and sympathetic restoration in 1859, undertaken by G. E. Street in 1859. The Church of St Mary was listed as a Grade II* building on 28 January 1963.

Wikipedia: St Mary's Church, St Fagans (EN)

15. South African War Memorial

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The South African War Memorial, also known as the Boer War Memorial, is a war memorial in Cardiff, Wales. It was erected in 1908 and unveiled by General Sir John French on 20 November 1909 to honour the victims of the Second Boer War. It is a Grade II* listed structure.

Wikipedia: South African War Memorial, Cardiff (EN)

16. Techniquest

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Techniquest Techniquest / CC BY 4.0

Techniquest is a science discovery centre located in Cardiff Bay, Wales. It gives visitors a hands-on approach to science and includes a science theatre, a planetarium, and an exhibition space with over 100 interactive exhibits aimed at visitors of all ages.

Wikipedia: Techniquest (EN), Website

17. Cardiff Castle and Roman Fort

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Cardiff Roman Fort was a coastal fort in the Roman province of Britannia Superior, of which Roman Wales was a part. Its original Latin name is uncertain. Its remains are incorporated into Cardiff Castle in the modern capital city of Wales.

Wikipedia: Cardiff Roman Fort (EN)

18. St Mellons Church

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St Mellons Parish Church, also previously called St Melan's church, is a Church in Wales parish church in the Diocese of Monmouth in Old St Mellons, Cardiff, Wales. It was built around the 13th century and is a Grade I listed building.

Wikipedia: St Mellons Church (EN), Heritage Website

19. St Lythans Burial Chamber

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The St Lythans burial chamber is a single stone megalithic dolmen, built around 4,000 BC as part of a chambered long barrow, during the mid Neolithic period, in what is now known as the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

Wikipedia: St Lythans burial chamber (EN)

20. St Mary's Church

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St Mary the Virgin Church is a deconsecrated and ruined church in the parish of Caerau with Ely, Cardiff, Wales. It was built in the 13th century on a Roman encampment and closed for the last time in 1973.

Wikipedia: St Mary the Virgin Church, Caerau, Cardiff (EN)

21. Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint David

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The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David, also known as St David's Cathedral, Cardiff, is a Catholic cathedral in the city centre of Cardiff, Wales, and is the centre of the Archdiocese of Cardiff.

Wikipedia: Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral (EN), Website


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