Attractions Nearby Cardiff, Day Trips and Excursions

(Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales, UK)

Attractions Nearby CardiffFirst-timers to Cardiff will more than likely find more than enough attractions and shopping precincts within the confines of the city to keep them fully occupied when it comes to the world of sightseeing. However, those you favour day trips can take advantage of Cardiff's conveniently location on the southern side of Wales, meaning that excursion to Bristol, Bath and Weston-Super-Mare are really quite possible, via the Severn Bridge (a toll is payable on this bridge when you return).

To the far west of Cardiff you can even drive into Swansea, which is comfortably less than an hour away and comes with attractions such as clean beaches, several theatres and the Liberty Stadium. Closer to home, places like Barry, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Llantwit Major, Newport and Penarth may all appeal.

Penarth Tourist Information Centre

Address: The Esplanade, Penarth, Cardiff, CF64 3AU, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2070 8849
Open hours: April to October, Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: free

Attractions Nearby Cardiff

Penarth Pier

Address: The Esplanade, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 3AS, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2070 8212
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 22:00
Admission: free

Pierhead Building

Address: Maritime Road, Cardiff, CF10 4PZ, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2089 8200
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 09:30 to 16:30, Friday - 10:00 to 16:30
Admission: free

Caerphilly Castle

Address: Castle Street, Caerphilly, South Glamorgan, CF83 1JD, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2088 3143
Open hours: November to March, Monday to Saturday - 09:30 to 17:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 16:00, April, May and October, daily - 09:30 to 17:00, June to September, daily - 09:30 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children and families, children five years old and under are free

Attractions Nearby Cardiff

Caldicot Castle

Address: Caldicot Castle, Caldicot, Gwent, NP26 4HU, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1291 424447
Open hours: March to October, Monday to Saturday - 10:30 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:30 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Tretower Court and Castle

Address: Tretower Court, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 2RF, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1874 730279
Open hours: April to October, daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Attractions Nearby Cardiff

Tintern Abbey

Address: Tintern Abbey, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP6 6TE, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1291 689251
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Porthcawl Beaches

Address: Porthcawl Tourist Information, Old Police Station, John Street, Porthcawl, South Glamorgan, CR36 3DT, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1656 786639
Open hours: Tourist office: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Caerphilly Visitor Centre

Address: Twyn Square, Caerphilly, CF82 1XX, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2088 0011
Open hours: January to March, Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00, April to November, Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00, November and December, Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Butetown History and Arts Centre

Address: 5 Dock Chambers, Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5AG, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 2025 6757
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 16:30
Admission: free

Clydach Gorge

Address: Tourism Section, Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, Cwmbran, Newport, Gwent, NP44 2XH, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1633 644847

Llanerch Vineyard

Address: Hensol, Pendoylan, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JU, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1443 225877
Open hours: March to December, daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Flat Holm Island

Address: Barry Docks, Barry, South Glamorgan, CF62 5QS, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1446 747661
Open hours: April to October, daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge