Adventures around Cardiffwith PlusBus

Castles and cathedrals, waterside walks, wooded strolls and world class museums, great food and elegant gardens, markets and plenty more... Cardiff has a huge amount to see and do for any visitor. Ask for PlusBus when you buy a train ticket and you can take the bus all over Cardiff and beyond to visit the spectacular cathedral at Llandaff or the outdoor museum at St Fagans, walk round the bay or wander through the park. These are just a small handful of the numerous outings you can have with a PlusBus ticket in Cardiff.

  • County: with PlusBus
  • Great for: castles | cathedrals | great food | markets | museums | waterside walks |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • Please note: researched/updated in December 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch: features@goodjourney.org.uk
  1. 3. St Fagans National Museum of History

    Open every day and free to visit, St Fagans National Museum of History is the most popular visitor attraction in Wales and it’s easy to see why. At the heart of the site is the castle and beautiful gardens. The Earl of Plymouth donated this Elizabethan manor house, one of the finest in the country, to the people of Wales in 1948. Since then, more than forty different original buildings from different eras in Welsh history – from iron age roundhouses to a twentieth-century workmen’s institute – have been built or carefully reconstructed in the hundred acres of parkland around the castle.

    • Don’t miss the different kinds of gardens, from a rose garden and fountains to a mulberry grove and vinery. The borders are colourful with all kinds of different flowers in summer and there are statues and fish ponds dotted around the grounds too.
    • Among the original historic buildings, there are fully-stocked shops, a twelfth-century church, a farmhouse and a school. You can sometimes see traditional crafts in action at the clog makers, the smithy, the shawl-producing woollen mill, the corn mill and the bakery. There are animals in the fields too.
    • There are also galleries that let visitors interact with the history of Wales, from Neanderthal times to the 1997 devolution vote and beyond.
    • How do I get to St Fagan’s by bus? The journey takes about half an hour and passes through some rolling green spaces just outside the city. See Good Journey’s directions.

    These are just a few of the adventures you can have with a PlusBus ticket in Cardiff. Enjoy exploring!

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