Cardiff is what I call a ‘snug’ city. There is something homey and comfortable in Cardiff that instantly makes you warm and fuzzy inside. If your vacation time involves a little backpacking in Wales and you have just one day to spend in this city, fret not because with the below guide, you can get to experience this wonderful city’s major highlights in just 24 hours –
- Cardiff Castle
Centrally set and easily accessible, marvelling at Cardiff castle’s rich 2000 year old heritage is definitely the best way to begin your day with. Wander around this castle to discover its Roman connection, its luscious garden and all about its famed interior architecture. Simply put, this enchanting castle is definitely worth a couple of hours in your one day’s tight schedule!
- Bute Park
A quick tour of the castle and its surroundings will lead you into the spetacular Bute Park. Covering 75 hectares, this park offers plenty green space amidst the busy city centre. Flanked by River Taff and overlooking the castle, this park has a few trails for the adventure seekers or you could enjoy a nice stroll and lazy lunch anywhere in the park. The park’s arboretum is definitely not to be missed while you are here!
- Wales Millenium Centre
This striking structure is a one stop destination for all arts and cultural events. Built in 2004, the lush interior reflects the rich culture and the Millenium Centre is a flag bearer of everything Welsh. With events in play almost every single day, visitors are offered a wide variety of entertainment to choose from and a ticket to any one of these will definitely be the highlight of your visit to Cardiff.
- Cardiff Bay
The best way to unwind after a wonderful day spent in Cardiff is with dinner overlooking the bay front or in one of their many cruises even! With a variety of restaurants to choose from as well as some water activities to keep you company, there is no dearth for fun around the bay as the sun sinks down and the fun begins.