We took advantage of the bank holiday and hopped on a train from London to Cardiff. Our flat was near Cardiff Bay, so after making ourselves at home, we decided to explore the area.
We started at the impressive Millenium Centre, a landmark building perfect for taking photos. Then we headed to the bay, an area with lots of cool bars and restaurants. If the weather is nice you can also take a quick boat trip for £3.
In the evening we decided to try and find a restaurant in the centre for dinner, but this was a mistake a that area was way too rowdy in the evening.
On our second day we explored some more, stopping at the little shops in the many arcades in the city centre.
As the weather wasn’t great, we spent some time at Cardiff Castle (tickets for £12), a nice place to learn more about the history of the city. Bute Park is just behind the castle, and it looked quite nice too.
HOW TO DO IT:
- Stay: We stayed in this nice flat, which was well located between the bay and the city centre.
- When to go: The weather in Wales is not the best, so rain is always expected. We went in May and it was still quite cold.
- Go: Trains from Paddington take a little over 2h. Book in advance as it can get quite expensive (we paid £74 return each).