What is it? A city-centre fortress that has dominated life in Cardiff since the eleventh century
Why go? Few are the visitors who come to Cardiff and don’t immediately head to Cardiff Castle. Built by Norman invaders on top of a third-century Roman fort, the castle sits in the very centre of the city and is more than capable of filling an entire day’s worth of exploration. An hour-long guided tour explains the many curiosities of the castle’s interior, much of which was created for one of the world’s richest men, while the grounds are tailor-made for idle wandering and wistfulness.
Don’t miss: The famous Norman Keep is the castle’s centrepiece, home to a replica trebuchet and centuries of history.