Both capital and most popular visitor destination in Wales. The Cardiff music scene is also well-established and wide-ranging: it is linked to numerous bands, famous both nationally and internationally. Including Manic Street Preachers, Lostprophets, Super Furry Animals, Stereophonics, and Funeral for a friend. Also not to forget: the oldest record shop in the world.
If your are into Rock and Heavy Metal tunes, don't miss this place. Loud music, great staff and a really authenic Rock atmosphere. The interior is designed in musis memorabilia so you have lots of stuff to watch while sipping your drink.
Cardiff Castle is supposed to be one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions. It is located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the city. The Roman fort was established at the end of the 50s AD. Remains of the Roman wall can still be seen today. After the Norman conquest the castle’s keep was built, re-using the original site of the Roman fort. It passed through the hands of many noble families until in 1766, it passed to the Bute family. From 1866 onwards, architect William Burges was to transform the castle lodgings. Within gothic towers he created lavish and opulent interiors, rich with murals, stained glass, marble, and elaborate wood carvings. The Bute family continued to stay at the castle throughout the 1930s.
Clwb Ifor Bach (meaning Little Ivor's Club) is located in the heart of Cardiff has existed since 1983 and was founded by Cymdeithas Clwb Cymraeg Caerdydd, a society formed with the purpose of establishing a Welsh language social club. Still today, it is the focal point for many Welsh-medium organisations and events in the area. English and Welsh are spoken equally throughout the club, and most staff are required to be bilingual.
The club today is contained within an three-storey building. There is a bar, stage, and dance floor on each level, varying in size from level to level. There are regular performances of live music. The range of music played is very wide, and includes Reggae, Folk, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Welsh and more. Notable acts and bands who have performed at the venue include The Strokes, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, Bloc Party, Elbow, Bullet For My Valentine, Kaiser Chiefs, Idles, Frank Turner, The Killers, Foals, Coldplay, and Stereophonics.
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is an indoor event arena, with was opened on 10 September 1993 by singer Shirley Bassey. It is the city's largest exhibition facility today. Famous names who have performed in the arena are among Richard Ashcroft, The 1975, Bring Me The Horizon, Metallica, Liam Gallagher, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Dio, Meat Loaf, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Killers, Biffy Clyro, The Prodigy, The Beach Boys, Panic at the disco, and Manic Street Preachers.Find Tickets
Spillers Records is said to be the world's oldest record shop, as established in Cardiff back in 1894 by Henry Spiller.
At its original location in Queens Arcade, the store specialised in the sale of phonographs, wax phonograph cylinders and shellac phonograph discs. In the early 1920s, Spiller's son Edward took over the running of the business and sold musical instruments alongside pre-recorded music. In the late 1940s, Henry moved the shop around the corner to a larger premises on The Hayes. In 2010, Spillers Records moved to Morgan Arcade.
On two floors, you won't be disappointed when strolling around the small shop to find a musical souvenir from your trip to Cardiff.
Kellys Records is an independent record store established back in 1969. It specialises in second hand rare and collectible vinyl. Also offering CDs. Located on the first floor of Central Market.
Manor Parc is a country estate nestled beneath Caerphilly Mountain near Cardiff. This country house hotel is in quiet gardens, just about 8 km from the city centre. It has views of the mountains. With its quiet location and lovely Orangerie restaurant with fine dining it is also popular as wedding venue.
Laid back location for a beer or two in the heart of Cardiff. Try a glass of one of the local breweries. Also great food available. Alternative and relaxed atmosphere.
Atmospheric and cosy, this is Rum & Fizz bar in the heart of Cardiff. Stunning vintage interior. A really highlight for eyes and taste. A great selection of drinks. Especially lots of sorts of rums available.
Glastonbury, Somerset, is a beautiful town attracting people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs. Moreover, it is notable for myths and legends related to Glastonbury Tor. The town boasts with unique shops and quirky places you won't find anywhere else.
Initially a Roman settlement, Wells today is a small town with a world-renowned cathedral. Medieval structures can be found throughout the city, with the Vicars' Close and the Bishop's Palace among the ones that are most worth seeing.
Bath is a beautiful city known for and named after its Roman-built baths. With its idyllic setting in the valley of the River Avon, the city became a World Heritage site in 1987. Always worth a visit with its numerous sightseeing spots such as Bath Abbey or many other buildings in Georgian architecture.
The vibrant city of Bristol is situated near the confluence of the Rivers Frome and Avon. Founded around 1000, it was soon a trading centre and later on starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World. The city holds a huge variety of architectural styles, from medieval to modern. During the mid-19th century Bristol Byzantine, a style unique to the city, was developed, still present today in many buildings.
Today, Bristol is known for its lively music scene, picturesque spots such as the harbourside area or sightseeing highlights like Bristol Cathedral.
Cardiff (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)