About TOUR: Cardiff Day Tour
Return Rail tickets
Hop on Hop off Bus tour of Cardiff
Entry to Cardiff Castle or Millennium Stadium
See the historic Cardiff docks
We leave Paddington Station westward to the capital of Wales.
Arriving in Cardiff at approx 11am.
Our inculded Hop on Hop off tour takes in the main sights of Cardiff such as, Cardiff Castle, City Hall, National Museum, National Assembly, Mermaid Quay and the Millennium Stadium.
Cardiff Castle is one of Wales's leading tourist attractions. Situated in the very heart of the capital, alongside city centre shopping and the magnificent Bute Park, the Castle's enchanting fairytale towers conceal an elaborate and splendid interior.
Contained within its mighty walls is a history spanning nearly 2,000 years, dating from the coming of the Romans in the first century AD. After the Norman Conquest, the Castle's Keep was built and a number of Medieval fortifications and dwellings followed.
The Castle fell into the possession of many noble families, until, in 1766, it passed by marriage to the Bute family. The 2nd Marquess of Bute was responsible for turning Cardiff into the world's greatest coal exporting port. The Castle and the Bute fortune passed to his son John, the 3rd Marquess, who by the 1860's was reputed to be the richest man in the world.
From 1866 the 3rd Marquess employed the genius architect William Burges to transform the Castle lodgings. Within gothic towers he created lavish and opulent interiors, rich with murals, stained glass, marble, gilding and elaborate wood carvings. Each breathtaking room has its own special theme, including Mediterranean gardens and Italian and Arabian decoration.
As well as visiting the spectacular interiors, visitors can enjoy the Castle grounds, where peacocks, ducks and geese wander freely, and enjoy a break in the Castle Tea Rooms which offers a warm welcome for coffees, light lunches and afternoon tea.
Millennium Stadium is home for many sporting events. Welsh rugby, English football, you may also take a tour of the stadium and see the changing rooms, and sit in the Royal box.