Romans, Normans and Victorians all helped shape the Cardiff that exists today. You can learn about Cardiff’s rich history at any of its many historical sites and museums.
Things to see - Heritage
Cardiff Castle can be found in the heart of the city, with a history that spans over 2000 years! From the arrival of the Romans through to the castle’s rich Victorian design, each brick has a story to tell.
National Museum of Wales in Cardiff
Explore and experience art, archaeology, natural history and geology for free at this impressive museum. Just a two minute walk from Celtic English Academy, the National Museum has something for everyone, whatever your interest!
St. Fagans National History Museum
St Fagans is one of Europe's biggest open–air museums and Wales' most-visited heritage attraction. It stands on the grounds of the 16th century St Fagans Castle and stretches over 100 acres of parkland.
Known to locals as 'the fairy-tale castle', this beautiful fortress sits on a hillside only 30 minutes by bus away from Cardiff. With its high spires, attractive ceilings and unique draw-bridge it is easy to see why it attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Llandaff Cathedral is located only 25 minutes by bus from the centre of Cardiff and is one of only two cathedrals in the whole city. With its beautiful 12th century architecture and award winning choir, this cathedral regularly attracts visitors from all over the world.
Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Big Pit is a real coal mine as well as one of Britain's leading mining museums. Visitors go 300 feet underground with a former miner to learn what life was like for the thousands of men who spent every day underground, working at the coal face.