View of City Hall of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain (Photo: Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock)
View of City Hall of Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain (Photo: Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and a vibrant port destination full of important historical sites and charming Victorian arcades. Cardiff cruises dock in Cardiff Bay, along a stunning waterfront, and from there passengers are ferried off via bus. (Smaller ships sometimes dock at Britannia Quay.)

Cruisers might want to tour Cardiff Castle, a famous medieval castle in the city center. St. Fagans National Museum of History, located just outside of Cardiff, features manicured castle grounds and interactive exhibits -- well worth the trip.

Shore Excursions

About Cardiff


Pro

"Doctor Who" fans can take a tour of filming locations in the city.

Con

Cardiff can be crowded during the school summer holiday.

Bottom Line

Cardiff features many historical and cultural attractions within walking distance.


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