Things to do in Cardiff

As one of the few Cardiff hotels located in the city centre, The Parc is an ideal base whether you’re here for an international concert, a top sporting event or simply to enjoy one of the UK’s top-ten shopping destinations. The grand Victorian building with its distinctive French-influenced façade, is also perfectly placed to explore the city’s cultural treasures and the region’s natural delights.

Arts & Culture

  • National Museum of Wales - 0.3 Miles

    Discover art, archaeology, natural history and geology. With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, there is something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

  • The Dr. Who Experience - 1.1 Miles

    Travel through time and space with The Doctor. An interactive journey where you travel with the Time Lord and some of his most deadly enemies, including the Daleks and the Cybermen. The world's most extensive collection of original Doctor Who props and artefacts.

  • BBC HQ Tour - 3.8 Miles

    Come and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of BBC Cymru Wales' main headquarters in Llandaff and learn more about some of the programmes made at Broadcasting House, including Wales Today and Crimewatch.

  • Motorpoint Arena - 0.3 Miles

    An indoor exhibition centre and events arena in the city centre venue. The centre hosts music, comedy and award ceremonies.

  • The New Theatre - 0.1 Miles

    Located opposite the hotel, the theatre is an ideal venue for the best in drama, musicals, dance, children's shows and pantomime.

  • St David Hall - 0.3 Miles

    A popular city centre venue which offers lunchtime concerts as well as comedy and cultural events.

Local Attractions

  • Cardiff International White Water - 2.5 Miles

    Situated at International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay, CIWW is a thrilling water sports adventure offering a unique environment of on-demand white water and flat water action.

  • Cardiff Bay - 1.3 Miles

    Europe's largest waterside development with great views, fascinating walks, lively bars and countless eateries.

  • Planet Ice - 2.2 Miles

    Year-round ice-skating made safe and fun. Planet Ice is situated in Cardiff Bay and has sessions open to the public seven days a week.

Outside of the city

  • St Fagans Welsh Folk Museum - 6.8 Miles

    Wales’ most popular heritage attraction is a live museum portraying life in Wales through the ages. Lovingly restored period buildings set in beautiful park land ensure a great day out.

  • Brecon Beacons - 34.2 Miles

    Just a 30 minute drive north of the city is a whole new world of park land, waterfalls and mountains which take your breath away whether you’re climbing them or admiring from afar. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Mumbles and The Gower - 57.3 Miles

    Drive just one hour to the west to discover some of the country's most beautiful scenery with a rugged coast line giving way to pristine beaches. A haven for walkers, surfers and holiday makers.

  • Penderyn Distillery - 30.9 Miles

    Take a tour of the Welsh Whisky Company producing Penderyn Single Malt Whisky and a range of high quality award winning Welsh Spirits and Brecon Special Reserve Gin.


  • Bute Park - 1.4 Miles

    Just five minutes’ walk from the hotel, the River Taff runs through the park on its way into Cardiff Bay. Enjoy the trails through the gardens, alongside the river into Pontcanna Fields. Situated in the middle is Sofia Gardens, home of the Swalec Stadium.


  • Cardiff - 0.1 Miles

    Is a capital built for shopping, and with a combination of designer brands, high street names, as well as more individual and independent shops. There's something for everyone.


  • Millennium Stadium - 0.7 Miles

    The home of Welsh Rugby Union, with Autumn internationals in November & December and the Six Nations in Feb - March, also hosts speedway and football internationals. Behind-the-scenes tours can be arranged.

  • Swalec Stadium - 1.3 Miles

    Situated in nearby Bute Park, Swalec Stadium is the home of Glamorgan Cricket Club. Regular England internationals take place throughout the cricket season.

  • Cardiff Arms Park - 0.6 Miles

    The former ground for the national rugby union team – and all the history that goes with it – is now the proud home to Cardiff Blues with rugby represented at a club level in the top tier of the Celtic league.

Tourist Spot

  • Millennium Centre - 1.4 Miles

    The Wales Millennium Centre (Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru), which also has a nickname locally as the Armadillo, is a centre for the performing arts located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff.. The Centre is home to the national opera, dance, theatre and literature companies, as well as the national orchestra.

  • Cardiff Castle - 0.6 Miles

    A medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion, transformed from a Norman keep erected over a Roman fort in the Castle Quarter of the city. The Castle is a Grade I Listed Building and one of Wales' leading heritage attractions.

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