Many people would not know where is this city , but Cardiff is one of the most beautiful in UK. City it self is full with history and tradition. Cardiff is capital city and financial center of Wales. My search for something new end up with this idea of visiting Cardiff. From the first moment i felt in love in this city. Looks like time stop in some areas of the historical part of the city. And business area in the new center are futuristic and advance. This bridge made you to think about how we advance during the time .
In Cardiff you can see many historical sites, many history places. Cardiff night life is fantastic as well. Welsh people are friendly and always ready to share some moments with you and drink some beers , talk to you about their history and tradition that they are so proud of.
Let me guide you through several interesting things that you can do it in Cardiff. Let me show you at least few MUST see things , of course you can explore on your own when you get there . Let`s exploring begin.
National Museum Cardiff
The National Museum of Wales was founded in 1905, with its royal charter granted in 1907. Part of the bid for Cardiff to obtain the National Museum for Wales included the gift of the Cardiff Museum Collection, then known as “Welsh Museum of Natural History, Archaeology and Art,” which was formally handed over in 1912. The Cardiff Museum was sharing the building of Cardiff Library and was a sub-department of the library until 1893. Construction of a new building in the civic complex of Cathays Park began in 1912, but owing to the First World War it did not open to the public until 1922, with the official opening taking place in 1927. The architects were Arnold Dunbar Smith and Cecil Brewer, although the building as it now stands is a heavily truncated version of their design.
Chapter Arts Center
Chapter is an ambitious, multi-artform cultural space based in Cardiff, Wales that presents and produces international art, performance and film alongside a dynamic social space. Opened in 1971 this place offer so many great art project. Its wonderful place to spend few hours even if you are fan of the great art exhibitions.
Go Air Trampoline Park
From the basics of learning to move safely on the trampolines right up to flips and tricks across the park, our accredited trampoline coaches have devised a planned programme of six levels which give attendees an incentive to strive for a higher level of attainment. Once each level is completed, pupils receive a Go Air Trampoline Proficiency Certificate before progressing onwards
Mermaid Quay bars and amusements
Amousment park where you can enjoy in the modern way of life. Shopping , dining , and many other thing. Cardiff real picture about night life and dining culture is in this park.
Mermaid Quay is set in a stunning waterfront location right in the heart of Cardiff Bay, less than a kilometer from the city centre.
It is the perfect place for dining out, grabbing a snack or relaxing over a drink in one of the 30+ restaurants, bars and cafes. With cuisine from around the world – from Welsh ice cream to Turkish meze, Japanese sushi to american burgers and Italian stone-baked pizza – Mermaid Quay is somewhere that caters for all tastes, moods and pockets. Plus there are great coffee shops, food on-the-go takeaways and much more.
For 2000 years,Cardiff Castle has been home to some very exciting people, including the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Explore the Castle grounds with an audio guide especially put together for children and learn all about the prisoners kept inside the Norman Keep and how they kept their enemies out.
The Wartime Tunnels are great fun to explore and see the original wall built by the Romans. Inside the Main House, follow the animal trail and discover all the little secrets left by William Burges, make sure to keep your eyes peeled! Why not try on soldiers uniforms and feel how heavy muskets were in Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier.
The Taff Trail
Cardiff has more green space than any other city in Europe, per head of population. The Taff Trail makes the most of former rail routes, towpaths and tramways, allowing you to walk or cycle from Cardiff Bay through 2000 acres of parkland, all the way to the moorland of the Brecon Beacons, if you really need some extra miles to work off that Sunday lunch.
Accommodation in the Cardiff is not that difficult to find. Hostel and hotel prices range from 40euros to more than 100 euro. Hostels are cheaper and better option i would say. I was using airbnb which is also great option.