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Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, one of the most popular tourist cities in the UK, attracting around 20 million visitors every year. Here, canEnjoy shopping in the arcades of ancient buildings, enjoy the well-preserved castles, stroll around the harbour, enjoy food, and enjoy a variety of music, movies, sports and food.

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History
Attractions
Activities
Cuisines
Transport
Tips & Tricks

History

In 55 AD, The Romans discovered three rivers around Cardiff, River Taff, River Ely, and River Rhymney, which benefited people's lives, trade, and military defense. About 350 years after the Romans withdrew from Britain, the Normans and The Vikings left their footprints here.

In the 11th century, the Normans built the Cardiff Castle with wood as the building material; in the 12th century, the Duke of Gloucester rebuilt the castle with stone. In the 15th century, Cardiff was destroyed by the Welsh army, and in 1423 the Earl of Warwick rebuilt the walls and castles.

During the industrial revolution, the Glamorganshire Canal was built to facilitate the rapid transportation of steel materials at the time. Later, the canal was used to carry coal mines. Cardiff became the largest export port of coal mines in Europe at that time. The economy flourished and was upgraded from town to city in 1905. Today Cardiff is also the capital of Wales.

Cardiff's naming has two kinds of sayings, one of which is derived from the ancient Wells Caerdydd, the "Caer" of the Welsh refers to the military camp or the castle, and the "Dydd" refers to the Day in modern Wells. However, some people think that "Dydd" is a variant of Taff (Taff is the name of the river next to Cardiff Castle). The two words are combined to refer to the military camp on the River Taff.

Attractions

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is a famous landmark in Wales. The castle has gone through the Roman Fort, Norman Keep until the modern Bute Family, with a total of more than 2,000 years of history.

The castle displays the residence of the Bout family, the refuge tunnel during World War I (Wartime Shelters, Cardiff Castle became a refuge during World War II), The Roman Wall, The Norman Keep ) Clock Tower.

Opening hours March-October 9:00-18:00|November-February 9:00-17:00
Ticket fare Adult £13|Children £9.25|Respect for the old £11.30 (If you need to visit the clock tower, you need to buy another ticket, the bell tower price is £4.5)

Cardiff Cardiff: Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Market (Cardiff (Central) Market

The Cardiff Market is a traditional Victorian indoor market with over a hundred years of history. Internal sales of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat and all kinds of necessities, as well as the sale of snacks.

Opening hours Monday to Saturday 8:00-17:30

Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay was once an important port for the export of coal mines in the world. Later, due to the decline of the coal industry, Cardiff Bay followed. In the past ten years, the government has actively transformed Cardiff Bay. Now there are many restaurants and bars; among them, the famous European opera house. - Wells Millennium Centre (Wales Millennium Centre) is also located here. Today, Cardiff Bay is a must-visit for visitors from all over the world.

Cardiff Bay © Walking JOIN ME UK Road Trip

Cardiff, have a good time to eat and drink.

The journey from London to Cardiff is about three and a half hours by car and about 2 to 2.5 hours by train. The arcade shop in the city of Cardiff, the ancient elegance makes people unforgettable, traditional food you must experience!

Activities

Gay Film Festival Iris Prize 2019

Iris Prize LGBT+ Film FestivalIt is one of the largest gay film festivals in the world in Cardiff. Since 2007, it has called for exhibitors from all over the world, including Hong Kong, Toronto, New York and London.Photo source:Iris Prize official website

location Charles Street, Churchill Way, etc.
time
2019/10/8-10/13
Tickets, program schedules and detailed locations, etc.For more information, please go toIris Prize official websiteInquire

music Festival:Swn Festival

Swn Music Festival is made up ofJohn Rostron andCo-hosted by DJ Huw Stephens of BBC Radio 1To promote the birth of new types of music, from The year 2007 begins and the event lasts for 4 days.Photo source:Swn FestivalOfficial website 

location 
Various city centre venues,The Great Hall, Tramshed Cardiff, etc.
time 2019/10/18 – 10/20
Ticket Tickets must be purchased, please check the fare to Swn FestivaOfficial website

Experience! Rugby rugby

Every time you go to the rugby season, Cardiff becomes very lively!Because the home of the Wells team is in the city.Principality Stadium, also known asMillennium Stadium, the third largest stadium in the UK.Come to Cardiff during the season, let's see if there is a competition to experience the enthusiasm of the fans!

Cuisines

Glamorgan Sausage

Glamorgan Sausage is a traditional food of Wells. It is a vegetarian sausage with cream, cheese and cheese.Leek (also known as scallion or scallion Leeks). Green onions are also a famous product of Wells.Glamorgan sausageThe appearance, taste and taste are similar to Taiwan's local snacks "Dragon and Phoenix Legs".

Welsh Cakes is a traditional refreshment. Photo by Serina © Walking up the JOIN ME UK road trip

Wells Muffins

Welsh Cakes are local traditional refreshments with a variety of flavors. In the central market of Cardiff, there is a Wells Muffin store.Cardiff Bakestones, business is good,Lemon, chocolate and other flavors are hot items, and the original taste is also delicious. "Bakestones is the nickname for this dessert because the traditional practice is to use slate baking.

Wells cheese bread

Walsh Welsh Rarebit/Welsh rabbit is a salty point, and the rich cheese melts over the toast, making it easy to see the appetite. Many literatures have pointed out that this food has been recorded since 1725 and is a long-established British cuisine. Although commonly known as Welsh Rabbit, the content has nothing to do with rabbits.

Welsh Rarebit

Transport

Cardiff: Cardiff Central Rail Station is located in the city

train

Cardiff Central Rail Station is conveniently located in the city.FromLondonIt takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes by train from Paddington Station.

Tips & Tricks

Look up and look at the clock on the street

In the urban area of Cardiff, there are clocks on many buildings that represent the age of the building, and there are also small stories.For example, before entering the Cardiff market, there is a square clock, written on both sides in English and local traditional languages.Cardiff market."This clock existed in 1910, when it belonged to the British old jewelry store H.samuel, the store has been relocated to other locations, and the clock has been retained to become a new sign in the market.

Arcade shopping street. Cardiff is also known as the City of Arcades. Photo by Serina

Classical and funofArcade shopping street

There are many arcade shopping streets in the city, because of its super-high density, Cardiff has the title of "City of Arcades".The first indoor arcade shopping street began in 1858 and was later combined with a modern shopping mall to form a large shopping mall that blends Edwardian, Victorian and modern architecture.The entrance to the arcade shopping street is sandwiched in the shops of the shopping street. There are different styles of shops in each arcade, such as restaurants, small shops and hair salons. It is very interesting.

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