First Time Tourists Guide in Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM

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Cardiff is famous for castles which mostly established in the 11th century that makes this city become ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations in 2011

Cardiff is popular for its Lamb Cawl and you can head to Cardiff central market when you are looking for some necessities

Spent some nights at The Royal Hotel is strongly recommended after you have a sip of cocktail in Be At One

Before you leave, do not forget to take some snaps at Victorian and Edwardian Arcades as proof to your followers on Instagram that you have been there

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SIGHTSEEING

Cardiff is famous for the city which full of castles, from the nearest to Cardiff city center to the most far away. Its always a good idea to have a castle tour when you are in Cardiff, you can start from Castell Coch, Caerphilly Castle, Ruperra Castle, Ogmore Castle, and many more.

Castell Coch

a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle built above the village of Tongwynlais in South Wales

Address : Cardiff CF15 7JS, Inggris Raya

DOWNTOWN

The center city of Cardiff is in Welsh where the government office building, universities, schools, and libraries are. Besides, you can easily find any cafes, restaurants, and bars in this never-sleep downtown.

National Museum Cardiff

a museum and art gallery in Cardiff, Wales

Address : Cardiff CF10 3NP, Inggris Raya

SHOPPING

When it comes to the shopping center in Cardiff, Cardiff Central Market will come along with that. This old shopping center was opened since 1891 and still operated until today. In this dual-level Victorian shopping center, you can easily find any homeware, pastry, cloths, and many more.

Cardiff Central Market

a Victorian indoor market in the Castle Quarter of Cardiff city centre

Address : 49 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AU, Inggris Raya

FOOD & DRINK

Do not leave Cardiff before you try Lamb Cawl especially when you come to this city on a cold day. By some bread in the side, you can feel its warm lamb stock coming down to your tummy.

CULTURE

Cardiff is a multicultural city which well-mixed between modern and historic tradition. The people of Wales have a little bit of an accent but still understandable for English speaker.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Cardiff from March to May, while the flowers are bloom and proud of their beautiful color and the temperature is relatively warm.

HOTEL

Spent the night at The Royal Hotel is always a great choice when you want to have an amazing experience. It is a classic yet elegant hotel located in the downtown of Cardiff. But when you want to stay in modern but have Welsh aesthetic decor, you should book a room at Hotel Indigo Cardiff. The hotel located in the city center of Cardiff which reachable from downtown.

Royal Hotel

Located in a beautiful Grade II listed building

Address : 88 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Inggris Raya

Hotel Indigo Cardiff

a hotel in Cardiff which has Welsh aesthetic with modern colourful quirks

Address : Dominions Arcade, Queen St, Cardiff CF10 2AR, Inggris Raya

RESTAURANT

Pieminister is one of the restaurants famous for its extra delicious vegan pie in Cardiff. You must try Motherships (pie, mash, minty mushy peas, Cheddar & crispy shallots) and its Pecan Pie (soft served sundae with Salted caramel, pecan, treacle & sweet pie crumb as the topping). But when you want to have a luxury yet elegant dining experience when in Cardiff, you can ahead to Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant. In this vegan-friendly restaurant, you will taste fabulous flavors along with great wine.

Pieminister

Beer, Wine, Vegan, Late Night Snack,

Address : 35 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AD, Inggris Raya

Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant

The French-Italian Gothic themed restaurant in Cardiff

Address : Churchill Way, Cardiff CF10 2WF, Inggris Raya

CAFE

The Early Bird is the right place to go when you are craving something sweet. It offers freshly baked bakery accompanied by a cup of caffeine, a glass of juices or a cold iced tea. But when you want to have a new experience drink a cup of tea in a vintage mood you can find your way to Selah Cafe & Tea Room. This cafe has a family-like concept that served their customer as their family member, they offer home-baked cakes with fresh ingredients.

The Early Bird

Outdoor seating, Kids Meal, Vegan menu, Bakery, Coffee, Tea

Address : 38 Woodville Rd, Cardiff CF24 4EB, Inggris Raya

Selah Cafe & Tea Room

Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Tea, Cake

Address : 38 Station Rd, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5LT, Inggris Raya

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

The Be At One is one of the best bars in Cardiff to spend the night with some sips of a cocktail. The vibrant atmosphere with the spacy table of the bar will give you a great experience in there. Lab 22 is another choice for you who want to have some cocktails in a fancy yet classy atmosphere bar. In this bar, before the cocktails served to the customer they mix the drinks using scientific formula so it will come to you in its finest way.

Be At One

Cocktail, Beer, Wine

Address : 60-62 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1FE, Inggris Raya

Lab 22

Cocktail, Beer, Wine

Address : 22 Caroline St, Cardiff CF10 1FG, Inggris Raya

INTERESTING PLACE

Spillers Records is a must-visit place when you are in Cardiff because this is the oldest record shop in the world established in 1894. Once you enter the shop the vinyl that lined on the wall will bring you back to one century ago. Make a time to visit the largest waterfront in Europe, Cardiff Bay. From the water bay, you can enjoy the city's landmarks such as Pierhead and the Norwegian Church, the old docks and Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Spillers Records

recognised as the oldest record shop in the world

Address : 27, Morgan Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AF, Inggris Raya

Cardiff Bay

Europe’s largest waterfront development

Address : Cardiff CF10 4GA, Inggris Raya

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Complete your visit to Cardiff by taking some photos at the historic yet iconic, Cardiff Castle. You can have a House Tour in this castle to get enjoy every corner of the castle. Before you leaving Cardiff, take some snaps at Victorian and Edwardian Arcades to bring some aesthetic vibes to your Instagram feed. The authentic vibes of the lane come from the store which established some decades.

Cardiff Castle

a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion located in the city centre of Cardiff, Wales

Address : Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Inggris Raya

Victorian Arcade

old shopping centre in Cardiff

Address : Bradford St, Walsall WS1 1RE, Inggris Raya