While visiting Bristol, I decided to try and visit a region in the UK I’ve never explored before – Wales. The capital of Wales, Cardiff, was only an hour or so away from Bristol making for an easy daytrip. Various attractions to explore in Cardiff, but perhaps the top attraction is the Cardiff Castle, right at the heart of the city, next to the charming old town. It’s about 20-30min walk from the train station through the old city to the entrance. The Romans were here first around the 3rd century, but it was the Normans that made it grand around the 11th century, and has since gone through many attacks and different conquerors, finally serving as a shelter in the second world war German bombings of the city.

Lots to see and do, you can spend up to half a day there wondering around the fortifications, the second world-war shelters, the forts, and the many lovely castle rooms.

 

Let’s enter…

 

 

Go through the creepy bomb shelters…

 

 

And exit towards the main yard…

 

 

Go up the fort…

 

 

And finally explore the castle rooms…

 

 

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A great attraction, a trip back in time, with some very interesting history and well-preserved fort and castle. Definitely a must if you’re in Cardiff.



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