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The 11 best things to do in Cardiff

As the capital of Wales, you’d expect there to be loads of great things to do in Cardiff—and you’d be right. This ancient city has a bevy of museums, attractions, parks, music venues, restaurants and bars to explore. If anything, the tricky part is narrowing down exactly what you want to spend your precious time getting stuck into (here is a handy guide to a perfect day in Cardiff). So, to save you a frantic Google sesh, we’ve pulled together a list of all the best things to do in Cardiff, from indoor surfing at one of the UK’s best watersports centres to art trails and chunky slices of British history.  RECOMMENDED: The best hotels in Cardiff. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 13 best restaurants in Cardiff

Wales is a country famous for it's delicious food. Whether it's a piping hot Welsh cake, prize-winning leeks or succulent lamb for your Sunday roast, the options for eating are brighter than a whole bed of springtime daffodils. So it's no surprise Cardiff is now home to a wealth of restaurants making modern Welsh cooking every bit as tasty as a red-shirted rugby player's thighs. Get your cultural fix of the city with a trip to the best museums before grabbing a burger, or energise with a hearty brekkie before checking out all the things to do in in the city. Pick the spots you want to sample from our selection of the best restaurants in Cardiff.

A perfect day in Cardiff

Friendly and full of life, Cardiff is unlike anywhere else in the UK. Close to the coast, near former coal-mining communities and within day-tripping distance of the breathtakingly beautiful Brecon Beacons, the Welsh capital is a destination in its own right. You might find that the huge arts scene, the lively waterfront or the gloriously cheap booze are the reasons why.

The Welsh capital is a top destination to visit in the UK. Along with endless excuses for shopping, plus a host of activities and things to do, the city is home to a collection of museums tastier than a freshly baked Welsh cake. Book into one of the best Cardiff hotels for the night and use the daytime to delve into Welsh history, remember Roald Dahl and bask in the beauty of locally-made china.