Visit and explore

There’s lots to explore as part of a visit – as well as our glorious historic Arcades, the Castle Quarter sits at the heart of Cardiff’s most popular visitor destinations. You can explore 2,000 years of history at Cardiff Castle, then wander through neighbouring Grade 1 listed Bute Park & Arboretum, home to its own visitor centre, cafes, tree collections and lots of wildlife.

Just beyond Cardiff Castle is the historic Civic Centre, a collection of fine historic buildings set around quiet parks. The main attraction for visitors here is the National Museum & Gallery, which hosts Wales’ national art collections and is one of the best collections of Impressionist paintings in the UK.

And within a short walk you’ll find two international sports stadia – the Principality Stadium, home to Wales’ international rugby teams and a host of other music and events through the year and Sophia Gardens, Cardiff’s Test Match and international cricket venue.

Getting here

There is various ways to get to us at Castle Quarter. See below for more information.


By train:

We’re a 10 minute walk from Transport for Wales and other train services to Cardiff Central or Queen Street on pedestrian streets.


By car:

The nearest car parks are NCP Stadium Car Park or NCP Westgate Street – additional car parks at Greyfriars Road, St David’s and John Lewis are within a 10 minute walk.


By taxi:

The nearest taxi ranks are St Mary Street and Greyfriars Road.


By bus:

Our nearest Cardiff Bus stops are Castle Street (44, 45, 49, 50), Quay Street (35, 95) – or use any busses serving the city centre (other stops within a short walk include Kingsway, Cardiff Bridge or Westgate Street).


By bike:

We’re on the main East-West Cycleway through the city centre and you can rent an OVOBike nearby from stations at Castle Street (electric) & St John Street.


By boat:

The River Taff is a short walk away with a water taxi service between the city centre and Cardiff Bay.