Cardiff Local Customs

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    Christmas time

    by Carmela71 Updated Mar 21, 2004

    Go to the Arcades ....

    Walk along the streets full of Christmas decoration ....

    Enjoy the Christmas markets ......

    I love the times previous to Christmas, even if I know there are too much commercialised and we spent much much money ....

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    Museum of Welsh Life 2

    by Carmela71 Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    On my second visit to Cardiff, Olga came to visit us too.

    So again Stace took us here, ( Poor Stace I have no idea how many times he has show this lol to all the visitors he had since he got into VT)

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    Museum of Welsh Life Amgueddfa Werin Cymru

    by Carmela71 Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Museum of Local Customs

    An open air museum showing historically a little of the history and culture of Wales through their tipical houses.

    On my first time I went for a picnic and I loved. I founded many things in common with the country side area of Spain where my family comes from.
    Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5PA +44 (0)29 20 454 899
    Visit my St Fagans page for more information http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/1cd25/4abb5/

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    Lovespoons

    by Carmela71 Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    In this shop in front of the Cardiff castle, you can find the biggest and the smallest lovespoon.

    According to Welsh folklore, these ornately carved spoons were traditionally made from a single piece of wood by a suitor to show his affection to his loved one.
    I nice tradition, but diamond rings are still nicer lol

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  • Clark's Pies

    by siggyincardiff Written Feb 6, 2004

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    If you'd like to sample a bit of local cuisine while in Cardiff, one of the things that's specifically local to the Cardiff area is Clark's Pies. A Clark's Pie is basically a meat pie in shortcrust pastry made locally to a local recipe. These can be found in almost any fish and chip shop within 20 miles of Cardiff. I think they taste pretty much the same as any other meat pie, but they are technically a regional delicacy so eating one is almost as much of a tourist must-do thing as visiting Cardiff Castle!

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    Skull Attack

    by tvor Written May 11, 2003

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    There's a local brewery in Wales called Brains. One of their slogans in the past was "It's Brains You Want" ... indeed. The brewery was founded by Samuel Arthur Brain. One of their most popular brews is called Brains S.A. which is locally known as "Skull Attack"... for it's strength and effects the next day ! It's only 4.2% however, which is a bit weaker than most Canadian beers which weight in at 5%. Even so, Brains makes a popular range of beers so there's something for everyone

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    From the WEB:The story of...

    by Porteplume Written Sep 12, 2002

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    From the WEB:The story of Carreg Cennen Castle is a long one, going back at least to the 13th century. There is archaeological evidence, however, that the Romans and prehistoric peoples occupied the craggy hilltop centuries earlier (a cache of Roman coins and four prehistoric skeletons have been unearthed at the site). Although the Welsh Princes of Deheubarth built the first castle at Carreg Cennen, what remains today dates to King Edward I's momentous period of castle-building in Wales.

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    Another view of the castle....

    by Kodi01 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Another view of the castle. DOES IT RAIN IN CARDIFF?? Alot of rain, it cleared up by the afternoon tho!!!!!!!!!!

    I had my umbrella, opened it to find it was broke. Remember to check out the umbrella before packing.

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    Check out the Welsh Love...

    by jtb2inky Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Check out the Welsh Love Spoons as a possible souvenir item. My wife and I had not heard of these before, but their story was interesting and unique that we decided to buy one and display it in our home. Each one is unique and has a different meaning. I know, I know...call me the typical tourist. You won't be able to resist either ;)

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    Rees for Tasty Pies

    by percy961 Updated Aug 12, 2006

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    Rees's Tasty Pies

    My Particular favourite pies come from a family run butchers's "Rees The Butchers"
    376, Cowbridge Rd East, Canton, Cardiff,

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    Aneurin Bevan

    by barryg23 Updated Feb 21, 2003

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    Aneurin Bevan

    Cardiff has many statues of its prominent citizens. This is Aneurin Bevan, a famous Welsh Labour politician. He set up the NHS, the UK's health system, back in the 50s.

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    The flag of Wales....

    by lolitajane Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Flag

    This is the flag of Wales. It's very colourful and I particularly like the Dragon. If you go shopping to the gift shops you'll find a great variety of dragons for you to keep one!

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