Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Cardiff


Cardiff Essential Guide

Discover Cardiff's history, Cardiff Bay, our arts & culture and much more. The Cardiff Essential Guide offers travel and transport information, maps as well as listings for attractions, accommodation, tour guides, shopping and restaurants. Start planning your trip to Cardiff.


With its broad range of cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife, Cardiff, or "Caerdyff" in Welsh, is an international city only 2 hours from London which mixes entertainment, sports, art and culture.

Cardiff is Europes youngest capital city, only becoming the Capital of Wales in 1955, and boasts a world class opera house, many museums, sporting venues, including Europes finest sports stadium the Millennium Stadium, and tonnes of exciting nightlife.

Cardiff city centre mixes its 2,000 years of history with the best shopping in Wales and the city has over 200 restaurants with a wide range of world cuisine. There is plenty for visitors to see and do including Cardiff Castle, St Davids Hall, the Doctor Who Experience and the National Museum and Gallery. Just outside Cardiff city centre is the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans where more than 30 original Welsh buildings have been rebuilt amongst 100 acres of countryside. Cardiff Castle dates from Roman times and was made into a 'medieval castle' in the 19th century by Lord Bute. Castell Cocha 19th century folly is also nearby.

The Centre for Visual Arts, the UKs only interactive gallery partners Techinquest, the hands-on science museum in Cardiff Bay with its immense barrage creating a 500-acre freshwater bay from the rivers Taff and Ely. Mermaid Quay has plazas, cafes, restaurants and shops. 

Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Cardiff tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Cardiff tourist board or similar organisation.