South Glamorgan Off The Beaten Path

  • Eglwys y Tabernacl
    Eglwys y Tabernacl
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  • Cardiff Crown Courts, Cardiff
    Cardiff Crown Courts, Cardiff
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  • Cardiff Crown Courts, Cardiff
    Cardiff Crown Courts, Cardiff
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South Glamorgan Off The Beaten Path

  • Castell Coch (The Red Castle)

    Cardiff Off The Beaten Path

    Castell Coch (which means Red Castle in Welsh), stands on a wooded hillside above the village of Tongwynlais, north of Cardiff, Wales.It was was probably founded in the early thirteenth century by a Welsh chieftain named Ifor Bach. The De Clare family claimed it because of its strategic importance, commanding both the plains area and the entrance...

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  • Barry Island

    Cardiff Off The Beaten Path

    Barry Island is very much the traditional seaside resort with its long sandy beach, amusement arcades and fun fair, attracting visitors from far afield. Seafront shops will tempt your taste buds with ice-cream, candy floss and fish and chips. And in summer months weekends are buzzing with street theatre and live music. The pleasure park has over...

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  • Roath Park

    Cardiff Off The Beaten Path

    Roath Park is my favorite park in Cardiff and one of my favorite parks in the world. It is extremely beautiful! A perfect place to go for a walk and just relax. It just got it all! A big lake housing a ton of swans and other birds such as geese. It has a large paved pedestrian path around the lake and under the trees - perfect for walking, running...

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  • Llandaff Cathedral and Village

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    Llandaff is a s small picturesque village two miles northwest of Cardiff city centre. It is home to an impressive cathedral with two different towers. Llandaff Cathedral is said to be founded in the 6th century, but rebuilt by the Normans in the 12th century. Various restorations and modifications followed in later centuries. From Cardiff city...

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  • Cardiff Bay

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    This wall in the Cardiff Bay area (opposite Mermaid Quay) has been used by fans as a makeshift memorial to the character Ianto Jones, played by David Gareth Lloyd, who appeared in the first three series of Torchwood, before being killed off for plot reasons. Apparently, some fans were so upset about Ianto's 'death' that they organised a protest of...

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  • Penarth

    Cardiff Off The Beaten Path

    Penarth is a small seaside resort on the South Wales Coast. It has a long esplanade, many Victorian style houses, nice gardens and a typical British pier which was built in 1894. From Penarth you can take a nice walk along the seaside in the direction of Lavernock Point. Interesting enough, the lovely lady at the Tourist Information Office didn't...

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  • Caerphilly

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    We took bus 26 to Caerphilly (£4.20 return ticket, you can also go there by train from Cardiff in 20’). It is a boring and obviously non attractive small town but it’s a town that houses an impressive castle from 13th century!! The castle is very big, we spent about 2 hours inside, we didn’t have any guide with us but there were useful signs...

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  • Museum of Welsh Life

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    St Fagans is an open air museum that houses several buildings from many historical periods (from Celtic times to modern days). Most of the buildings have been moved from various parts of Wales and re-erected. It is actually a big folk museum because what you see here is the daily life in Wales, how and where the people lived where they spent their...

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  • Brecon Beacons

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    The Park covers some 519 square miles, over half of which is 1,000 ft above sea level. Brecon Beacons National Park is one of three ' Parks ' in Wales, each one a special place and the Brecon Beacons is no exception. With beauty being in the eye of the beholder, here in this 'Park' there is such a variation of scenic beauty; that there is something...

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  • Caerleon

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    At the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon, you will learn what made the Romans a formidable force. You'll see how they lived, slept and ate; how they marched and practised for battle; which gods they worshipped, and which jewels they wore and valued.

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  • Dyffryn Gardens

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    Dyffryn is not just one garden but a series of gardens consisting of a number of outdoor rooms. Each room is enclosed within clipped yew hedges and has its own distinct character. The gardens rooms are set among broad sweeping lawns, a croquet lawn with an arboretum and wild garden. The gardens are currently being restored to the picture that...

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  • Glamorgan Heritage Coast

    Cardiff Off The Beaten Path

    Nash Point is a few miles west of Cardiff approximately due south of Bridgend. The 100m high cliffs are spectacular and are extremely ntersting from a geologic point of view. Come at low tide and explore the base of the cliffs as wellas climbng the steep grass banks to the top for stunnign views across the Bristol Channel to England and Exmoor....

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