Cardiff is a great place to choose for a weekend mini-break, as the city has lots to offer to all visitors.

You’ll also find good value Cardiff hotels to choose from, including three Travelodge’s in the heart of the city, that won’t break the bank.

If you only have two days in the city, you’ll want to squeeze in as much as possible. Here are some suggestions to add to your ‘must do’ list so that you don’t miss a thing while in one of the most welcoming Welsh cities.

Millennium Stadium
The Millennium Stadium is an iconic landmark, not only in Cardiff or Wales, but in the UK. It has a full programme of sporting events, so if you love your rugby or your motorsports you should check out what’s on at

Wales Millennium Centre
Another iconic landmark in Cardiff, the Wales Millennium Centre (also known as the Armadillo) has been seen on shows such as Doctor Who and Torchwood. It’s a huge centre for performing arts, and you’ll find shows, tours, exhibitions, workshops and talks to suit all ages and tastes. Head to for details of the 2012 programme.

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Cardiff City Hall. photo via

Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay has benefitted from complete re-development and is now a great place to eat and drink in a waterfront location.

Cardiff Caste
This attraction is great for all ages, and its city centre location means it’s great for those who have travelled to Cardiff by train. You can take a 50 minute tour to learn all about this mid 19th century architectural wonder, and its breathtaking interior.

If you’re travelling to Cardiff as a family then Techniquest is a great family friendly attraction. This interactive science museum features hands on exhibits that all ages will enjoy getting to grips with.

Now you have a great ‘to do’ list, all you need to do is find Cardiff hotels to suit your requirements and you can start ticking them off!