With gorgeous parks, shopping arcades, and it’s very own castle, Cardiff is one of the most culturally and historically significant cities in Wales. Wales has had a tumultuous history with uprisings, political skirmishes, and royal battles, all of which are reflected in the many tourist sites scattered across the city of Cardiff.
The Llanedeyrn Neighborhood of Cardiff lies to the north of the city, a little ways away from the waterfront. It is named after a Celtic saint called St. Edeyrn. Now it is flanked by parks and is very close to the main tourist area in Cardiff. This is why there are many hotels near Llanedeyrn, Cardiff.
Places to visit
Cardiff may be a small city but it is full of sights and attractions. There are several places of interest in the city that one must visit.
Once a swamp, the Roath Park near the Llanedeyrn neighborhood is now a beautiful tourist garden area which attracts many tourists over the year. It has a conservatory, a playground, and a cafe to cater to all the needs that might arise.
You should visit the Castle Quarter as it is one of the most iconic areas in the city. It has the Animal Headed wall of the Bute Park and the Cardiff Castle flanking it and contains some of the most important monuments in the city including the Cardiff Crown Court, and the National Museum of Cardiff.
You should walk through the many iconic arcades in the city, including the Castle Arcade, Queen’s Street Arcade, Royal Arcade, and Duke’s Arcade.
The Cardiff Market is a covered market that is full of hawkers selling their wares. You can find things from fresh fish to cute souvenirs in this market.
How to reach
Cardiff is not hard to reach. You can take a flight from major European cities or from within the UK to Cardiff Airport which is only a few kilometers away from the city. The Cardiff Central Train Station is located in the heart of the city and connects it with all the major hubs in Wales and England. You can take a train here from London, Birmingham, Bath, Bristol, and Swansea. Another cheap travel option would be the National Express and Megabus coaches that run to and from the city throughout the day.
You can use the cheap local buses to get around within Cardiff. If you are living in one of the OYO properties near the city center, you can also walk down to all the major tourist attractions as well as the railway station. There are many taxi services which run within the city as well.
What to Eat
There are many places in Cardiff which serve amazing Welsh cuisine. You should head to the Owain Glyndwr Pub for Beef and Ale pies, Madame Fromage for the Welsh rarebit, the Cardiff Market for Welsh cakes, The Norwegian Church Center for the famous Cawl, and Garlands Cafe for the Glamorgan sausages.
Best accommodation around Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle is one of the main tourist attractions within the city and OYO Hotels UK offers some great rooms which are not too far away from the hub of Cardiff. These hotels offer not only basic amenities like free wifi, hairdryers in the rooms, and TVs, but also make sure the guests have a great stay with easy card payments and extra security, courtesy of the CCTV cameras. The OYO hotels will make your vacation to Cardiff one that you will never forget.