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48 hours in Cardiff - Places you must visit in Cardiff

So, you're coming to Cardiff. Wise choice. Cardiff is super lush. Most of us are super friendly, so if someone starts talking to you asking loads of questions. Yes, they are a bit nosey, but over all, just super friendly.

I've compiled a list of places and things you must do while visiting the Captial of Wales (Caerdydd) - Pretty, shitting good city. Tiny bit biased. Soz!

( credit : Visit Cardiff )

Do you like a food tour? Do you fancy a Welsh food tour? YES! Hey, I can help you with that.

Loving Welsh Food - runs food tours every Friday and Saturday. Starts around 10.30 and finishes around 2.30.

The tour will give you a taste of Wales, some crazy Welsh facts and you can learn a bit about the language too. Trust me, you won't want lunch (this tour fills you right up).

You get to taste - Welsh Dark (Welsh take on the Guinness) Did you know that Ireland actually stole the dark good shit from us and made it their own? Yep! True bloody story and a sad one.

You also get to taste Clarks pies and Faggots - it's meatballs made from minced off-cuts. Welsh laverbread, scons, bara brith and you also find out that Cardiff is Venice of the north (see pic below). For more information about the welsh food tour visit

This tour is around £45 per head and it's well worth it. If you're just planning a quick visit, this could work for you.

If you can't make the tour or you might be looking for more places to visit - Here's my super quick guide:

Tourist attractions

Cardiff Museum - With a busy programme of exhibitions and events, we have something to amaze everyone, whatever your interest – and admission is free!

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm. Galleries close at 4:45pm.Closed 24–26 December and 1 January. Open most Bank Holiday Mondays. ENTRY IS FREE - more information:

St Fagans Museum - St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction and admission is free!

10am – 5pm daily (open Bank Holiday Mondays) Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For safety reasons, we reserve the right to conduct bag searches when entering the museum​. Entry is free!

Wales Millennium Center - National Arts Centre we're the home for culture in Wales


Monday – Sunday, 9am – 7pm

*On performance days we are open until the bars inside close.


Ticket desk: Mon – Sat: 9am – 6pm Phone lines: Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm, Sun: Closed

Food and Drink

Madame fromage for some Welsh Rarebit

Wright Wines for some good wines

Wally's Deli for some Welsh Gin

Science Cream for some good ice cream

Hardlines for Coffee (in the market)

Milgi in the Market for some Vegan delights

Fabulous Welsh Cakes for some Welsh cakes (makes sense)

Bara Menyn in the bay for breakfast

Pettigrew tea rooms in middle of Cardiff for breakfast or laverbread and cheese scones.

Lab 22, Pennyroyal or Dead Canary for cocktails

City arms for some good old fashion beer

Asador 44 for a special occasion

Curado for spanish tapas and wine

Blue Honey for a hipster night with korean style tacos

Gin and Juice for gin

New York Deli for a cracking sandwich

Getting around....

You can get the bus for £1.80 a ride.

But I recommend that you use the new Nextbikes - £1 for every half hour or £10 for the whole day

Taxis- Dragons Taxis or Ola (you can download the app on android and apple)


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