Join us from Cardiff, Wales as we cover 10 things to do in Cardiff city including popular attractions, cool castes, green escapes, and Welsh food worth trying in this travel guide. Although we were sick for most of our visit to Cardiff, UK we ended up still finding enough time to visit the city center, our neighborhood and a few off-the-beaten path attractions.
What we loved most about Cardiff, Wales is just how friendly the locals here are in the supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and cafe that we frequented. On a rainy day we might put on the kettle, down a few Welsh cakes and pop open our umbrella for a wee stroll. When it was sunny, which fortunately for us was most of the time, we enjoyed exploring castles and arcades while wandering around in parks.
Cardiff is a city you appreciate the more you linger. You start to find favorite cafes, restaurants and pubs you return to frequently and after a while you feel more like a local after recognizing faces in and around your neighborhood. This is what we'll remember most and why we recommend visiting Cardiff which is a city with more of a town vibe.
10 Things to do in Cardiff City Tour | Wales Travel Guide:
Intro - 00:01
1) Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion - 00:18
2) Castle Arcades for shopping and restaurants in Cardiff, UK including Barkers Tea Rooms for brunch - 01:45
3) Welsh Cakes from Castle Arcade (Welshcakes) - 03:30
4) River Taff Walk (Afon Taf) - 03:42
5) Pontcanna Farmers Market - 04:20
6) Ruins of the Old Bishop’s Palace, Llandaff - 07:20
7) Cardiff Bay (Bae Caerdydd) for Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Building, Mermaid Quay, the Norwegian Church, The Doctor Who Experience, and Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve - 09:09
8) Principality Stadium (Stadiwm Principality) for Cardiff Blues rugby match - 09:45
9) Cardiff Central Market (Marchnad Ganolog Caerdydd) for shopping in Cardiff, Wales - 10:46
10) Welsh Food at a pub in Cardiff (Rarebit, Welsh faggots, Cawl) - 11:07
Outro - 12:16
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Our visit Cardiff travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a Welsh food guide, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting neighborhoods, castles and museums. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won't find in a typical Cardiff tourism brochure, Cardiff itinerary or Cardiff, Wales city tour.
10 Things to do in Cardiff, Wales Travel Guide Video Script:
Well hello hello from Cardiff, Wales. New destination for us. New destination. It is our very first time to Wales and we're so excited to be here. We've wanted to come to Wales for a really long time and we're going to explore Cardiff and show you guys what you can do here in this travel guide.
We started our visit of Cardiff Castle with a self-guided tour of the Castle Apartments. This is the newest-looking part of the castle as it was renovated in the early 19th century in the Gothic revival style. As part of the tour we got to see the Banqueting Hall, the Library, and a few different rooms, but the place that really caught our attention was the Arab room designed in a Moorish style which is quite different from the rest of the rooms.
We continued on to the Norman Keep, which dates to the 11th century. The 12-sided structure sits atop a hill and is surrounded by a moat, and if you climb to the very top you get some nice 360 degree views of the city.
And lastly, we visited the roman walls, and although these too have been renovated, the foundations date back to 50 AD.
And that’s it for our visit to Cardiff, Wales. Our trip was short and sweet but we hope this video gave you a few ideas of things to do in Cardiff on your own visit. Now you know the drill, if you have any other suggestions of cool things to do in and around Cardiff, feel free to share those with fellow travellers in the comments below. Wishing you happy travels!
This is part of our Travel in Wales video series showcasing Welsh food, Welsh culture and Welsh cuisine.
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