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Llantrisant

Cardiff

Llantrisant

Known for Culture, Budget and Bars

Check out sights like The Royal Mint Experience as you discover Llantrisant—an area also known for its restaurants.

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Check out sights like The Royal Mint Experience as you discover Llantrisant—an area also known for its restaurants.

Things to do near Llantrisant

Set in a peaceful, scenic conservation zone on the bank of the River Taff, Llandaff Cathedral is one of two cathedrals in Cardiff, the seat of the Bishop of Llandaff, covering the South Wales diocese. While the present-day structure dates from early in the 12th Century, the cathedral actually stands on one of the oldest sites in British Christian history, settled by St. Dyfrig in the 6th Century.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883 and located in the heart of the thriving Welsh capital, Cardiff University has built an international reputation for the quality of its work.

Located in the heart of the city centre, Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ most important cultural attractions. A rich history spanning 2,000 years is contained within its walls and fairytale-style towers.

The spiritual home of Welsh rugby, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is one of the most famous sporting arenas on the planet, envied the world over for its cauldron-like atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities.

You can browse the exhibits at National Museum Cardiff, a museum with a story of its own, during your holiday in Cardiff. Make time to visit the area's shops or simply enjoy its lively bars.

An architectural masterpiece, the Wales Millennium Centre is at the heart of Cardiff Bay, a wonderfully regenerated area full of striking buildings, wide open spaces and intriguing pieces of public art.

Explore the waterfront in Cardiff with a trip to Cardiff Bay. Visit the spas and lively bars in this walkable area.

The monastic ruins of Tintern Abbey are nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley area of outstanding natural beauty and can boast 900 years of history in their walls. This was the first Cistercian abbey built in Wales and only the second in Britain, and despite now being exposed to the elements, it remains one of the most stunning surviving examples of gothic architecture in the country.

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A wooded hillside, near to a major motorway is hardly the place you’d expect to find an enchanted fairy-tale castle, but just a few miles from Cardiff, is one that rivals those found anywhere in Bavaria.

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Hop aboard a comfortable train and head out of town to explore the charms of Cardiff on this full-day excursion. Pop between intriguing museums and cafe-lined lanes, visit Cardiff Castle, and—depending on the season—enjoy an exploration of the city by hop-on hop-off bus or check out Millennium Stadium.

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Explore the vibrant and lively city of Cardiff at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Welsh capital. Cruise to leading landmarks like Cardiff Castle, Alexandra Gardens, and the interactive attractions around the harbor, or simply sit back for a leisurely sightseeing tour through the city.

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Experience sea air, secluded bays and stunning clifftops along the world renowned Wales Coast Path. Wales is the only country in the world with a continuous path around its entire coast. The Wales Coast Path compromises 870 miles of unbroken, often breathtakingly beautiful walking.

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Experience 4 breathtaking waterfalls in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. This low-level 5.5 mile walk takes you along riverside scenery, with steep sided valleys and four breath-taking waterfalls.

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This walk takes you to the spectacular roof of South Wales by climbing to the top of the highest mountain in southern Britain. Pen-y-fan (886m) sits in the central Brecon Beacons National Park, commanding sweeping views for miles in every direction.

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