I’ve designed an algorithm that selects the top select attractions in Cardiff based on their historical/cultural significance, price, and reviews, and creates a travel plan based on proximity. Please be sure to check hours, as they are subject to change. I’d love to hear in the comments how your trip goes and if you have any feedback, as I’m always looking to improve my algorithm.

Map of Cardiff Wales

1. Alexandra Gardens

2. Cathays Park

  • Mon-Wed: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thur: 8:00am-10:00am
  • Fri: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat: 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Sun: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Cathays Park

3. Sherman Cymru

Performing arts venue.  Bet you can’t pronounce it right! 😉

4. Gorsedd Gardens

  • Mon: 7:00am-8:00am
  • Tue: 7:00am-10:00am
  • Wed, Thur: 7:00am-8:00am
  • Fri: 7:00am-8:00am
  • Sat: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

Gorsedd Gardens

5. National Museum (National Museum Cardiff)

  • Tue-Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm

History museum.

National Museum (National Museum Cardiff)

6. Cardiff Civic Centre

“Cardiff Civic Centre (Welsh: Parc Cathays) … includes Edwardian buildings such as the Temple of Peace, City Hall, the National Museum and Gallery of Wales and several buildings belonging to the Cardiff University campus.”

Cardiff Civic Centre

7. Bute Park

  • Mon-Sun: 7:00am-7:00pm

City park! Enjoy some downtime in Bute Park.

Bute Park

8. Sophia Gardens

  • Mon: 7:00am-10:00am
  • Tue: 8:00am-10:00am
  • Wed, Thur: 7:00am-10:00am
  • Fri: 7:00am-10:00am
  • Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm

“Sophia Gardens is a large public park in Riverside, Cardiff, Wales, on the west bank of the River Taff. International test cricket matches and county cricket matches are held in the SSE SWALEC stadium, the home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.”

9. Cardiff Castle / Castell Caerdydd (Cardiff Castle)

  • Mon-Sun: 9:00am-5:00pm

Don’t be that person who made it to Wales but didn’t manage to see a castle.

10. New Theatre

  • Mon: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Tue: 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Thur: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Fri: 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sat: 12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sun: 1:00pm-2:00pm


11. The Cardiff Story

  • Mon-Sun: 10:00am-4:00pm

“The Cardiff Story Museum (Welsh: Amgueddfa Stori Caerdydd) is a museum in Cardiff, Wales which exhibits the history of the city. The museum opened on 1 April 2011 and entrance is free.”

12. The Hayes

“The Hayes (Welsh: Yr Aes) is a commercial area in the southern city centre of the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Centred on the road of that name leading south towards the east end of the city centre, the area is mostly pedestrianised and has an open-air snack bar.”

The Hayes

13. Callaghan Square

“Callaghan Square is a large public plaza in Cardiff, Wales, previously known as Bute Square. It was developed as part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme to link central Cardiff with Cardiff Bay.”

Callaghan Square

14. Stadium Plaza

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00am-12:00am


*Anything in quotes is from Wikipedia. 

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