24 Hours in Cardiff

24 Hours in Cardiff

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, it rains 270 days a year here, so it is very green everywhere you look. The people are friendly and chatty (with great accents). If you love hearty food, a distinct culture, the outdoors, cosy pubs, fascinating traditions and breathtaking scenery then Wales is for you. Cardiff is home to an abundance of historical houses and castles. Cardiff Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales and for good reason. It houses over 2,000 years of history, from the Roman times to the present day. If you’re a Sport lover then Cardiff is a great place to visit. Home of Welsh rugby for more than a century, Cardiff is ideal for anyone wanting to get up close and personal with the game.

If you are in Cardiff for only a short time, here are some great things you can check out:

Top 6 Tourist Attractions

  • Cardiff Castle – Gothic castle with extravagant interior – Victorian Gothic fantasy built on the remains of Norman and Roman ruins, with a colourful interior.

  • Cardiff Bay – Notable hub with marina, bars & eateries – Celebrated urban area featuring a marina, shops & eateries, plus historic buildings & guided tours.

  • St Fagans National Museum of History – Traditional buildings & crafts – Open-air history of Welsh life with ancient buildings re-erected and traditional crafters at work.

  • National Museum Cardiff – Art & Welsh history in a grand setting – Archaeological artefacts, art and natural history, plus visiting exhibitions in a grand setting.

  • Castell Coch – Stately 1800s castle with audio tours – Audio tours of a grand 19th-century castle built in the gothic-revival style & surrounded by woods.

  • Principality Stadium – World-class sports arena & concert venue – Riverside home of Welsh rugby union, plus football, speedway and concerts, with daily tours.

Where to Eat

Breakfast

Selah Cafe & Tea Rooms

Local cuisine, Cafe, British, Welsh, Veg Friendly, Vegan Options

Selah Cafe & Tea Rooms

Selah is a family run, quirky, vintage cafe and tea rooms, nestled in the leafy village of Llanishen, just outside Cardiff.

Selah Cafe & Tea Rooms

Madame Fromage

Local cuisine, Welsh, Cafe, British, Deli, Veg Friendly

Madame Fromage

Nothing matches, there’s no co-ordination, its chaotic, slow service, in fact its a bit like Fawlty Towers with food….on the other hand, its slow food, real food and no rush – that’s why its one of the most successful restaurants in Wales specialising in the very best of Welsh and Breton cuisine.

Madame Fromage

Madame Fromage

Lunch

The Classroom

Local cuisine, European, British, Welsh, Veg Friendly, Vegan Options

The Classroom

Our menus change with the season — sourcing high quality ingredients with a focus on regional Welsh produce where possible. All dishes are prepared from scratch – including the bread freshly baked each day in our own in-house bakery.

The Classroom

The Classroom

Garlands Eatery and Coffee House

Local cuisine, Cafe, British, Welsh, International, Veg Friendly

Garlands Eatery and Coffee House

Escape reality, kick back and relax – for a brief period, forget the hustle and bustle of life.

Garlands Eatery and Coffee House

Garlands Eatery and Coffee House

Dinner

Barley & Rye

Local cuisine, Bar, European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly

Barley & Rye

We are proud to serve the finest Welsh dishes crafted with fresh local ingredients. Our food is matched to local and imported beers that enhance flavour!

Barley & Rye

Barley & Rye

Gwaelod y Garth Inn

Bar, British, Pub, Welsh

Gwaelod y Garth Inn

Just  a  few  miles  outside  Cardiff,  offering  a  relaxing  mix  of  Real  Ales,  Home  Cooked  Food  and convivial company. The  pub  now  also  has  an  on-site  brewery  –  Violet  Cottage  Brewery  or  “The Brew  with  a  View”  is  brewing  a  selection  of  beers  which  are  proving  extremely  popular

Gwaelod y Garth Inn

Gwaelod y Garth Inn

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