What To Do
There are tonnes of attractions to get stuck into in the Capital of Wales, alongside being able to shop til’ you drop and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the Bay. You shouldn’t need more than a few days here so it’s perfect for a weekend. Here are some of the highlights;
Located bang in the city centre and instantly recognisable by its fortress walls lined with Welsh flags, Cardiff castle is impressive to say the least. Here you can learn some of its colourful 2000 year old history and about the city through time. Don’t miss the launching of their medieval trebuchet! The Castle is open 7 days a week (save Christmas) from 9am-6pm.
Possibly my favourite part of this city is Cardiff Bay or Bae Caerdydd (the only time I will say the word Bae). It is such a picturesque area away from the bustling city to escape for a few hours. Highlights include the Pier head building, Millennium Centre, Norwegian Church, Roald Dahl Plass, Welsh Parliament and the Doctor Who Experience!
Wales is famous and mad for it’s Rugby, so if you’re a sports fan you can visit the Principality Stadium. Located in the centre, it is a huge complex. If you’re visiting during Rugby season you can book tickets to watch a game and there are other events taking place throughout the year as well! Tours run each hour on the hour from 10am – 5pm and cost £12.50.
The reason why I come back to Cardiff time and time again is there shopping. There are so many shops to browse from huge shopping centres, high street, designer boutiques, arcades and markets. All waiting for you to spend your well earned cash. Here are some of the best places to shop;
St. Davids’ Dewi Sant
A huge shopping centre which feels like it spans the whole of the city centre, this place put Cardiff on the map. You can find all your regular shops inside here and some amazing restaurants.
An historic place located right in the centre, the Cardiff market has been a popular attraction since 1891. Here, you will find fishmongers selling fish straight from the boat that morning, butchers selling good cuts and grocers selling freshly grown fruit and veg. Definitely worth a look.
The High Street
There are some amazing places to look on the main highstreet, if you follow it along from the Castle you will find all sorts of shops including local boutiques. Everywhere I looked there was another pretty arcade to walk down, there were so many to choose from.