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Guidebook for Cardiff

Hollie And Ben
Hollie And Ben
Blev medlem 2015
Hollie And Ben

Guidebook for Cardiff

Drinks & Nightlife
Quiz night, band nights, even has a private theatre/mini cinema. Hosted part of a food festival last year. Good range of beers, eclectic mix of people. very close to us.
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Porter's Cardiff
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Quiz night, band nights, even has a private theatre/mini cinema. Hosted part of a food festival last year. Good range of beers, eclectic mix of people. very close to us.
Very decent pubby pub. A mix of media types, lawyers and students, nice walk past an old church to get there.
Pen & Wig
1 Park Grove
Very decent pubby pub. A mix of media types, lawyers and students, nice walk past an old church to get there.
From 8PM on a Friday this turns into Cardiff's infamous party street. Not for the faint hearted or sober.
Saint Mary Street
From 8PM on a Friday this turns into Cardiff's infamous party street. Not for the faint hearted or sober.
City Road is a pickle of interesting restaurants, bars and cafes. Between this and Albany Road there is more or less something for everyone. We like Milgis for a social get together or MezzaLuna for Morocan and Lebanese food... and there are belly dancers at the weekends.
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City Road
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City Road is a pickle of interesting restaurants, bars and cafes. Between this and Albany Road there is more or less something for everyone. We like Milgis for a social get together or MezzaLuna for Morocan and Lebanese food... and there are belly dancers at the weekends.
The Bay area is a group of restaurants and bars. There is an Imax, casino, comedy club, theatre, Dr Who exhibition, boat rides and more. Definately try the welshcakes from the welshcake shop, and bubblegum ice cream at Cadwaladrs.
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Cardiff Bay
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The Bay area is a group of restaurants and bars. There is an Imax, casino, comedy club, theatre, Dr Who exhibition, boat rides and more. Definately try the welshcakes from the welshcake shop, and bubblegum ice cream at Cadwaladrs.
Food Scene
Cafe in an old Bank, Has a bank vault downstairs where they hold life drawing classes or workshops. Nice quiet friendly Cafe.
The Little Man Coffee Company
Cafe in an old Bank, Has a bank vault downstairs where they hold life drawing classes or workshops. Nice quiet friendly Cafe.
Top restaurant hosted by the chaps serving in prison. You'll have to book a few weeks in advance because they are SO popular!
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The Clink Cymru
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Top restaurant hosted by the chaps serving in prison. You'll have to book a few weeks in advance because they are SO popular!
Vegetarian restaurant in Clifton Street. Clifton itself is a little rough and ready but if you like excellent food then this place is worth the trip. Book ahead!
40 Clifton St
40 Clifton St
Vegetarian restaurant in Clifton Street. Clifton itself is a little rough and ready but if you like excellent food then this place is worth the trip. Book ahead!
There is a restaurant hub around the library. Mostly chains, but you're guaranteed to find something that everyone likes.
Mill Lane
There is a restaurant hub around the library. Mostly chains, but you're guaranteed to find something that everyone likes.
Portuguese Bakery. Custard Tarts are the best!
Nata & Co
96 Bute St
Portuguese Bakery. Custard Tarts are the best!
You will need to book well ahead, this tea shop is very special, it has an unbelievable selection of both cake and tea, the area is so cute you'll want to move right in!
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Waterloo Tea (Pen Y Lan)
5 Waterloo Gardens
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You will need to book well ahead, this tea shop is very special, it has an unbelievable selection of both cake and tea, the area is so cute you'll want to move right in!
You have never eaten food like this before. You have never eaten such amazing food at this price before. Fellow carnivores, you will forget all about how you love meat while here.
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Vegetarian Food Studio
115-117 Penarth Rd
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You have never eaten food like this before. You have never eaten such amazing food at this price before. Fellow carnivores, you will forget all about how you love meat while here.
Entertainment & Activities
The stadium has a great tour, hosts music giants... oh and you might have heard of this game called Rugby...
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Millennium Stadium
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The stadium has a great tour, hosts music giants... oh and you might have heard of this game called Rugby...
Rock Climbing walls centre.
ATM (Boulders Ltd)
Rock Climbing walls centre.
Who doesn't like being bounced about!
Infinity Trampoline Park Cardiff
Who doesn't like being bounced about!
Great Skate park for the kids..
Cardiff Barrage Skate Plaza
Great Skate park for the kids..
Iceskating, swimming, diving, sliding, surfing, white water rafting, and soon skiing.. this is the sport village. Also there is a whopping toysRus here.
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International Sports Village
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Iceskating, swimming, diving, sliding, surfing, white water rafting, and soon skiing.. this is the sport village. Also there is a whopping toysRus here.
Everything Else
Heard of Clive Sullivan or John Humphrys? They're from Splott! If you like bric and brac, veg stalls, meat vans and tool stools this is the place for you. Thursdays, Daturdays and Sundays. Splott Market also hosts the colour festival in the summer, DJ's and powder paint lovers eat your heart out!
Splott Market Trading
Heard of Clive Sullivan or John Humphrys? They're from Splott! If you like bric and brac, veg stalls, meat vans and tool stools this is the place for you. Thursdays, Daturdays and Sundays. Splott Market also hosts the colour festival in the summer, DJ's and powder paint lovers eat your heart out!
Parks & Nature
Victorian park, beautiful lake, huge field, tennis courts, two children's park (the best one is by the lake), woods, streams, rose garden, indoors greenhouse garden, butterfly house and terrapin pool, cafes, ice cream parlours, botanic gardens.
Roath Park Recreation Ground Playground
86 Pen-Y-Lan Rd
Victorian park, beautiful lake, huge field, tennis courts, two children's park (the best one is by the lake), woods, streams, rose garden, indoors greenhouse garden, butterfly house and terrapin pool, cafes, ice cream parlours, botanic gardens.
Last time we went here there was a Dad and his two daughters finding toads and butterflys. We have spotted all of the birds on the picture boards while here. You wont believe you are in a city.
Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve
Last time we went here there was a Dad and his two daughters finding toads and butterflys. We have spotted all of the birds on the picture boards while here. You wont believe you are in a city.
My favourite Park in Cardiff. It's so beautiful, the arboretum is never endlingly amazing. You can start a walk up the Taff trail here, thought you'd have to plan for a couple of days trip! There are a couple of cafes in the park for dog walkers and families to take a break. All the dogs can have a complimentary treat and water stop too! You can usually here the music school rehearsals in the distance, up the top of the park is the football fields that'll eventually take you to Llandaff Cathedral.
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Bute Park
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My favourite Park in Cardiff. It's so beautiful, the arboretum is never endlingly amazing. You can start a walk up the Taff trail here, thought you'd have to plan for a couple of days trip! There are a couple of cafes in the park for dog walkers and families to take a break. All the dogs can have a complimentary treat and water stop too! You can usually here the music school rehearsals in the distance, up the top of the park is the football fields that'll eventually take you to Llandaff Cathedral.
The barrage isn't exactly a park, but it pretty green and is between the sea and the bay. It's one of the best and most unusual views of Cardiff. it has a large kids skate park, sand park and play-area. You can walk all the way across to Penarth Marina, the bridge is fascinating. It's nice to stop in the cafe on the waterfront, decide which boat you'd like to live on before heading back to the Cardiff side.
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Cardiff Bay Barrage
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The barrage isn't exactly a park, but it pretty green and is between the sea and the bay. It's one of the best and most unusual views of Cardiff. it has a large kids skate park, sand park and play-area. You can walk all the way across to Penarth Marina, the bridge is fascinating. It's nice to stop in the cafe on the waterfront, decide which boat you'd like to live on before heading back to the Cardiff side.
Joggers, fisherpeople, biking commuters and bird watchers all pass by this stretch of water and wander around these canals. A safe and quiet spot in the middle of the city. Admittedly could do with some TLC and the road is loud, but I always like to see visit the ducks and coots nests in the spring.
The Wharf
Joggers, fisherpeople, biking commuters and bird watchers all pass by this stretch of water and wander around these canals. A safe and quiet spot in the middle of the city. Admittedly could do with some TLC and the road is loud, but I always like to see visit the ducks and coots nests in the spring.
This is a tiny little park in Adamsdown, but for the history lovers and those with a morbid fascination, this park was a graveyard, hence the name. The surviving gravestones have been placed in a semi-circle around the middle of the park, in the summer the council is growing wild flower borders around it, while walking the dog it's an interesting spot to pass through.
Cemetery Park
This is a tiny little park in Adamsdown, but for the history lovers and those with a morbid fascination, this park was a graveyard, hence the name. The surviving gravestones have been placed in a semi-circle around the middle of the park, in the summer the council is growing wild flower borders around it, while walking the dog it's an interesting spot to pass through.
Beautiful Park. Mostly Fields.
Llandaff Fields' Playground
103 Fields Park Rd
Beautiful Park. Mostly Fields.
Park up the top of the hill, stroll down to the pier for ice-cream and fossil hunting. Have a lovely walk back up through this park.
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Alexandra Park
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Park up the top of the hill, stroll down to the pier for ice-cream and fossil hunting. Have a lovely walk back up through this park.
This is my favourite childhood park. It has endless woods, huge field, mini golf, kids playground, and knap beach nearby. The fields are overlooked by an impressive old viaduct and I have always been fascinated by the airplanes zooming in to land at Rhoose Airport (Cardiff International Airport). The beach is stoney with big grey pebbles. A good place for fossil hunting!
Porthkerry Leisure Park
This is my favourite childhood park. It has endless woods, huge field, mini golf, kids playground, and knap beach nearby. The fields are overlooked by an impressive old viaduct and I have always been fascinated by the airplanes zooming in to land at Rhoose Airport (Cardiff International Airport). The beach is stoney with big grey pebbles. A good place for fossil hunting!
I think this is Cardiff nearest mountain. Hot spot for the local druids, horse riders and hikers. Snack bar at the top.
Caerphilly Mountain
I think this is Cardiff nearest mountain. Hot spot for the local druids, horse riders and hikers. Snack bar at the top.
This is the Valleys. Bargoed and neighbouring Hengoed have an old train viaduct connecting them that has been made suitable for pedestrians and bikes. There are a couple of beautiful country parks around here and the view from the tops of any of these mountains is spectacular!
Bargoed
This is the Valleys. Bargoed and neighbouring Hengoed have an old train viaduct connecting them that has been made suitable for pedestrians and bikes. There are a couple of beautiful country parks around here and the view from the tops of any of these mountains is spectacular!
This area called Rhoose Point is a housing estate built in an old quarry. Seems like an odd place to point out but the beach in front of it is really eerie and makes for a great walk. Very rocky, beware of falling rocks from the cliff, and watch the tide.
Llwyn Y Gog
This area called Rhoose Point is a housing estate built in an old quarry. Seems like an odd place to point out but the beach in front of it is really eerie and makes for a great walk. Very rocky, beware of falling rocks from the cliff, and watch the tide.
The other end of Roath Park... My Favourite end.
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Roath Park Lake
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The other end of Roath Park... My Favourite end.
Got a canoe? Get a permit from the guys in the sports hall by the marl and use their jetty to get onto the Taff. Canoe up the river past the stadium or down river to the Bay.
The Marl
Got a canoe? Get a permit from the guys in the sports hall by the marl and use their jetty to get onto the Taff. Canoe up the river past the stadium or down river to the Bay.
Sightseeing
A roman fort, norman keep, Bute family residence all in one fairytale castle. Often host events and festivals.
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Cardiff Castle
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A roman fort, norman keep, Bute family residence all in one fairytale castle. Often host events and festivals.
Beautiful Fairytale Castle, woodland walks all around this area.
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Castell Coch
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Beautiful Fairytale Castle, woodland walks all around this area.
One of my favourite Castle ruins. You can really imagine the drama that unfolded here. Brilliant views of welsh countryside from the top of the ruined tower. Worth the winding walk up all those spiral steps!
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Raglan Castle
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One of my favourite Castle ruins. You can really imagine the drama that unfolded here. Brilliant views of welsh countryside from the top of the ruined tower. Worth the winding walk up all those spiral steps!
A really nice national trust building and grounds. loads of space to walk and play for kids and dog walkers.
Tredegar House
A really nice national trust building and grounds. loads of space to walk and play for kids and dog walkers.
Remember Gavin and Stacey? Come and do the Barry tour! My family is actually from Barry, the island has a huge sandy beach, great chippys, amusements and adventure golf.
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Barry Island Pleasure Park
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Remember Gavin and Stacey? Come and do the Barry tour! My family is actually from Barry, the island has a huge sandy beach, great chippys, amusements and adventure golf.
Caerleon is a walled roman town with an ampitheatre and remains of the romans baths. Its great for a morning/afternoon walk around and is in a really beautiful area. Some of South Wales Uni is located here.
Caerleon Tourist Information Centre
5 High St
Caerleon is a walled roman town with an ampitheatre and remains of the romans baths. Its great for a morning/afternoon walk around and is in a really beautiful area. Some of South Wales Uni is located here.
Shopping
Cardiff's giant shopping centre. Get there early to avoid the crowds. It starts filling up from 11:30AM
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Saint Davids Centre
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Cardiff's giant shopping centre. Get there early to avoid the crowds. It starts filling up from 11:30AM
If you like a more rough and ready shopping experience try the market. You'll find lots of interesting stuff in a really nice old building. Get there now before all the hipsters move in and shovel out the good stuff. I love both the welshcake shops, the lady at the crystal store is so nice, the father/son team selling vintage menswear are gorgeous and I always take time to see the animals upstairs in the pet shop. Last visit I saw two quails and some very fluffy guinea pigs! CUTE!
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Cardiff Market
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If you like a more rough and ready shopping experience try the market. You'll find lots of interesting stuff in a really nice old building. Get there now before all the hipsters move in and shovel out the good stuff. I love both the welshcake shops, the lady at the crystal store is so nice, the father/son team selling vintage menswear are gorgeous and I always take time to see the animals upstairs in the pet shop. Last visit I saw two quails and some very fluffy guinea pigs! CUTE!
This is our closest food shop and cinema! This shopping centre also took a beating when St Davids opened and virgin shut shop, but it is slowly recovering. There is a tesco downstairs and a sainsburys across the road. The cinema here is £4 for every film!!
The Capitol Shopping Centre
This is our closest food shop and cinema! This shopping centre also took a beating when St Davids opened and virgin shut shop, but it is slowly recovering. There is a tesco downstairs and a sainsburys across the road. The cinema here is £4 for every film!!
This is where all the shops were before St. Davids Shopping Centre. Queen street had a bashing over the last few years but has pretty much recovered, M&S, Next, Primark and similar live here. If you need a coffee, there are about 10 high street cafes along this strip!
Cardiff Central Queen Street
This is where all the shops were before St. Davids Shopping Centre. Queen street had a bashing over the last few years but has pretty much recovered, M&S, Next, Primark and similar live here. If you need a coffee, there are about 10 high street cafes along this strip!