Known as the city of arcades, Cardiff is a beautiful city in Wales with several Victorian, Edwardian, and modern indoor shopping arcades spread throughout the city. A small but vibrant city, Cardiff is a major cultural hub in Wales. There are many walking tours and sightseeing places within the city and tourists from all around the world come here to get a taste of Welsh history and culture.
There are a lot of hotels near Llandaff Cathedral, which is one of the most important attractions in the city. Located at the tail end of Bute Park, the Cathedral area is a hotspot for visitors.
Places to visit
Cardiff may be a small city but there are several attractions to visit.
One of the most significant ruins in Cardiff, the Llandaff Cathedral is one spot you must visit when in the city. It contains a lot of history of the area and beautiful architecture.
When visiting Cardiff, take some time to roam around the vast Bute Park, which is a historically significant area. Lined with some of the oldest trees in the country, Bute Park is a landscaped garden around Cardiff Castle. Within, you can see the Animal Wall and the Gorsedd Stone Circle.
Queen Alexandra Gardens is in itself a beautiful place to visit and contains the Welsh National War memorial, but flanked with gorgeous historic buildings like the City Hall, Cardiff Crown Court, Cardiff University, and the National Museum and Gallery of Cardiff, this area becomes an important sightseeing destination.
The Cardiff Bay Area is an urban destination for all those who want to relax and have a bite to eat next to the waterfront. This area houses the Wales Millenium Center, Roald Dahl Plass, Mermaid Quay, and the Visitor’s Center.
How to reach
Located on the coast, a stone’s throw away from England’s western shores, Cardiff is connected to the rest of the UK and the world. For travelers taking a flight, the Cardiff Airport offers domestic and international flights. You can also use the extensive railway system which connects Cardiff to major cities like Swansea, Bristol, London, Bath, and Manchester. The main station is Cardiff Central Station. Tourists can also take the National Express Coach service to the city.
Transport within Cardiff City is cheap and convenient. You can use the local buses as well as taxi services to get around.
What to Eat
When in Cardiff, you should head to the historic Owain Glyndwr pub, which is named after a Welsh freedom fighter and is conveniently located opposite the Llandaff Cathedral. Try the Fish and Chips and the Beef and Ale pie. Take a stroll through the Cardiff Market and pick up some hot Welsh Cakes, which are a specialty in the area. Try the Welsh Rarebit at Madame Fromage in Cardiff Arcade as well.
Best accommodation around Llandaff Cathedral
There are some great accommodations around the main tourist area, consisting of the Llandaff Castle. These OYO Hotels UK offer great stays and good services. The amenities included consist of free wifi, TVs, CCTV cameras for safety, cloakrooms, and 24/7 check-in. Visitors are offered clean and spacious properties for the most pleasant stay!