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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Right in the heart of the City Centre Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Trail
“A brilliant sporting and event venue, just 45 minutes by train from Lydney Station (4 miles form Meadow View). Easy to get to as it is right in the middle of Cardiff. the Spring 6 Nations are a great attraction and city centre hotels book up fast. Staying at Meadow View makes travel in and out of Cardiff more relaxing, and takes the cost out of staying over before and or after. Out of the rugby season there are a number of high profile events held there, from boxing to music concerts.”
  • 115 locals recommend
History Museum
“Well worth the 1 hour journey to visit this wonderful place. of interest to all ages. And it's free entry”
  • 105 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Enjoy a day out at bargain prices at Cheshire Oaks outlet shopping village.”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“Home to many important historic and prehistoric local finds and art work of international standing.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“There are few places on earth where you can surf inland, but as luck would have it one of them is in North Wales. Adventure Parc Snowdonia is home to our world-first surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf break in the UK. But that’s not all! Check out our brand-new indoor and outdoor activities, including our brand-new Adrenaline Indoors facility and Explore Outdoors adventures. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Sefton Park in Liverpool is arguably the best-known and most loved by locals. Classified as a Grade I listed park by English Heritage, the magnificent 200-acre park features a boating lake, replica statues of Eros and Peter Pan and a café.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Our perfect way to walk into the city... We absolutely love this park and it's grounds all year round. The perfect place for a walk, a family gathering or a pic-nic. If visiting during the summer this is the perfect outdoor resting stop while you explore the city. You can get a taxi boat to Cardiff Bay from here, it's soooo worth it! Taxi Boat Departure Times: Half past the hour (10.30am/11.30am/12.30pm/1.30pm/2.30pm/3.30pm No 4.30pm during winter)”
  • 61 locals recommend
Castle
“Walk the castle walls to have a breathtaking view of Conwy and its beautiful quay! Conwy Castle is a fortification in Conwy, located in North Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy, the combined defences cost around £15,000, a huge sum for the period. Over the next few centuries, the castle played an important part in several wars. It withstood the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn in the winter of 1294–95, acted as a temporary haven for Richard II in 1399 and was held for several months by forces loyal to Owain Glyndŵr in 1401. Address: Rose Hill Street, Conwy, Wales.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“Eryri National Park - or Snowdonia in English- is a great place to come walking and we have a network of walks for people of all abilities. Whether you want the challenge of ascending Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, or prefer one of our leisurely walks along the coastline, you’re guaranteed breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes. We have a varied terrain here in Snowdonia from rugged mountain peaks, long sandy beaches to crystal clear lakes and rivers. The National Park continues to develop a network of footpaths geared towards walkers of all abilities. The park situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes. As well as being the largest National Park in Wales, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as a wealth of picturesque villages like Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh. Snowdonia attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy its amazing landscapes and the wealth of outdoor activities on offer.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“An acclaimed branch of the Tate Gallery has been established in the Albert Dock. As chance would have it, the London Tate Gallery - established at the end of the 19th century with a legacy from the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate - found space in the warehouses where raw sugar was stored before being refined. The ground floor of the "Tate of the North" has exhibition halls and galleries dedicated to contemporary art as well as works on loan from the London gallery. Art lovers should also check out The Victoria Gallery and Museum. In a spectacular red-brick building at the University of Liverpool, the museum includes large collections of sculptures and ceramics, along with an impressive array of paintings by the likes of Lucian Freud and J. M. W. Turner. The facility also boasts a program of educational lectures and workshops, as well as a café and shop.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Renovated red-brick dock buildings now housing a range of museums, restaurants, cafes and bars”
  • 59 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Huge shopping centre with all the big brand chains here. A restaurant quarter and car parking.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Zoo
“Did you know that Chester Zoo is #6 on Trip Advisor’s “World’s Best Zoos, 2018?”...and it is no wonder, with over 21K species of animals and 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens. What an incredible day out!!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Wales Millennium Centre is the national arts centre for Wales, where you can find the best shows that are touring nationally; it has hosted Les Mis, Wicked, Footloose and Cats, among others. It’s also home to Welsh companies like the National Dance Company of Wales, Hijinx Theatre and the BBC National Orchestra. Make sure to stop in for a free show on the Glanfa Stage, or to grab dinner or a cocktail at award-winning Ffresh.”
  • 54 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Outlet Mall
“Enjoy a day out at bargain prices at Cheshire Oaks outlet shopping village.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“If you are travelling to us from north Wales or the north of England, or the Midlands and through Carmarthenshire, this fantastic cafe/ restaurant lies just outside the market town of Llandeilo. A perfect stop off point both to and from Pembrokeshire”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favourites 15 minutes drive away. Fabulous sea views and great food and service.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
“Set on the vibrant Bold Street, LEAF is a great all around tea shop and bar, which also serves delicious locally-sourced food and hosts and an array of exciting events. The building itself is very art deco with high, lofty ceilings which creates an atmosphere that's fresh and easy to relax in.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“If you like Indian cuisine this popular restaurant is a must visit. Just 10 mins in a cab or 20 mins on a Bus or Train. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For years this superb award-winning restaurant has been attracting diners from all over the world. The food is an eclectic mix, based on Shaun Hill’s personal taste, paired with sound cooking techniques; rather than a particular country's cuisine. A unifying feature is the core of excellent ingredients. If anyone wanted to treat me to lunch or dinner this would be my first choice in Monmouthshire. Excellent food at respectably fair prices.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious wood fired pizza on the banks of the Teifi in a giant (but very cosy) Tipi! Open fires & friendly atmosphere in the heart of Cardigan. What more could you ask for!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant serving seafood, pizza, burgers etc situated alongside the Menai Straits in Menai Bridge. Also has restaurants located in Llandudno and Cricieth. ”
  • 30 locals recommend

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