Perfect Day in Cardiff Wales

Perfect Day in Cardiff Wales

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good morning Baga buddies we've been traveling on whale to last week and we're gonna finish things strong here in the capital of Wales Cardiff the beautiful sunny day we have 24 hours to make the most here in Cardiff we're gonna do a bunch of stuff but it's early so first things first coffee well this morning we didn't really know where to get a coffee so we tweeted out four recommendations and a guy named peanut Turner whose Twitter handle is peanut is mint recommended this place coffee barker in castle quarter arcade so it's pretty cool it's a beautiful old building and this supervisee little coffee shop we've gotten some photos too egg Mart got you know some bacon and sausage stuff and Cortado and flat white and it's just really cool when you guys get to tell us where to go and you give us these stellar recommendations though Thank You peanut turn we're right across the street from cardiff castle which we're going to explore next but you know one of the main features of cardiff are all these Edwardian and victorian arcades not like a video game arcades but arcades have been covered malls with natural sunlight which is cool because even if it's raining you can still explore these shops and it makes it feel like it's you know bit sunnier then it could be all right so we just got the cardiff castle which has been the center of town since roman times when they built a fort here it's pretty cool because there's three very distinct layers of history in this castle complex the Romans founded it in in 1066 when the Normans came they built the castle keep which is in the centre of the castle complex and then in the 1800s the Victorians updated the whole thing with their very unique Flair there's some really quirky things in the Victorian side of the building but first we're going to check out the norman castle – pretty awesome great view up here from the top of the castle key obviously this was a strategic location so they would have been able to see all of the surrounding countryside to protect from invasion pretty crazy to think that the Normans you know which were Vikings who invaded France went on to invade England and also Wales pretty nuts that they made it all the way here just crazy that like there are so many castles in Wales it has 600 capsules which is more than any other country in Europe and just kind of point to that history like we just said of this being an area that fought off occupation from Romans the Normans and the English and castles like these are like present every single city every single town and that's just you know that was part of what was needed at the time to make military stability here so at this point in the 1800s this part of the castle whole castle was owned by the feud fan the beauty family at the time was the richest family in Europe and possibly the world and that was because of coal exporting the hills behind Cardiff are big coal mining communities and the family grew extremely rich through mining and you can just see the opposite of this room is a product of that you know a testament to how wealthy they were so they built this room called the Arab room it was designed by the architect William Burgess and it was inspired by his travels to the Orient the French orientalist style even though this is on a small scale it's incredibly opulent it's incredibly detailed and all of this gold it's not just gold paint it's real gold what's cool about this room is that it has a very interesting blend of oriental and European styles you get images of animals and things that just would not appear in Islamic art work so it's kind of awesome to have like a blend of these two styles so it's not known how much this cost but it would have been millions of millions it's just so impressively all right so we're outside the castle now and another cool thing is the animal wall here which was built by the same family 1890s they made all these cool statutes it was like a like a zoo kind of thing here on the wall little seal orangutan dude that's not an orangutan it's baboon bro so let us know if you had your own animal wall what animal would you put on the wall when basically we're asking you what did you spirit animal let us know according to an online quiz I am out I and a hawk right guys well the day continues we're on our way to meet up with Sean from loving Welsh food who's going to take us to the Cardiff indoor market and give us a little breakdown on some traditional Welsh what's the story behind it market so this was over 200 years ago where all the farmers was to come and sell their cattle and their sheets nowadays it's just a kind of quirky Center with food shops material shops gift shop where you can still get food great yeah loads of food so what type of traditional Welsh foods can you find in this market ok so we're going to try lava bread which is our Welsh seaweed nothing to do with actual like molten lava no with em gonna try some lovely cheese's you've got like a hundred different cheeses in Wales so we have a nice little spread for different cheeses we starting from the softest to the strongest this is like a Welsh take on Brie mmm good I love cheese you might notice and the stinkier the better so this is pero las which is well for blue pearl [Applause] boy where we've officially found a coolest shop in a Maori the markers caught itself a bit of a talk now I've got myself a little spa trick let's meet you this is my steampunk version with the Stowe hat do you think all right we are going to hop on a water-taxi and try to catch the sunset down on the waterfront I saw now we're down at the waterfront this Wharf was like the point of export for all of the natural whores and minerals and coal that was mine inside whales put on canals and barges and Hecla around time for a drink anything you want Alex I always like to say well they have turned into night and it's time to put the nose bag on and have some dinner Cardiff is known very much for its nightlife but we're going to start off at this place called a potted pig which has 36 types of gin makes great ante and serves up some amazing I've got the recognition which is problem Pandaren but the fillers we visited yesterday reckoning it very nice I got a man called Tom which is a recipe from the 1870s Elsberry and mint and I just like saying here's like underground and this used to be resolved some things so it's really clapping here we ordered the deck and the lamb both are Welsh and they look at delicious we got two more gin tonics and it's time to eat you I'm really dude last line here well II for doing it in one of oil best robbery at travel been an incredible trip so far the last week has been eye-opening it's been an adventure through a corner of the UK that we've never experienced before you know we knew a couple of things about Wales he didn't know very much they knew that the language was unique that the culture was very old and very different from the rest of the UK and we knew that Wales was wildly beautiful one of the foundations of vagabrothers through the Travel Channel the idea that the world is a cultural mosaic that every single place is a different tile slightly different look at the world and I think that a lot of foreigners at least come back home in the stage they kind of look at the UK as maybe just wanna live things like single culture it's so much more diverse than people realize one of the lot we caught some really cool traditions we had some ton of fun I mean the world's fastest dip I was pretty crazy what was going for best moment for you I really liked Conway I like to call me kappa i just love the situation of the town in the castle on the estuary because muscles that we had right after oh yeah that was really cool i mean personally driving through Snowdonia in snow capsule summary upon those wild horses foraging with our gene oh yeah cool well anyways got virtue here what your favorite moments were so don't hesitate to drop a comment let us know what your favorite moment of the trip was we say to the log was make sure you tag your friends give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it enjoyed and remember to subscribe and turn on notifications if you have not already so big thanks to do the bridge into the world for helping us make this to be possible also stay tuned for bonus material we've made a video about trying to pronounce Welsh town names that we are going to do it very very poorly that will be coming out next in the meantime stay curious keep exploring you guys on the road Cheers [Applause]

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  1. Well done for such a good effort. Sadly you missed some of the real jewels in Wales's crown, many of which I'm surprised that VisitWales didn't recommend to you. These would include:

    For natural beauty
    The Gower Peninsular, possibly some of the best beaches and coastline in Europe, especially Rhossili Bay
    Ynys Mon – Anglessey – in Roman times known as the breadbasket of Wales
    The Wye Valley – border country forming the Welsh Marches

    Heritage

    The National Assembly

    Harlech, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon, Bangor and Caerphilly all have fantastic castles, while Caerleon has an ancient Roman fort all signs of Wales's turbulent past
    and the ancient castle of the twysogion (Aberffraw Castle), dismantled to build Beaumaris Castle on the other side of the island or the equally fascinating alleged palace at Pen y Bryn on the mainland
    Offa's Dyke – an ancient border between Mercia and Cymru built by King Offa to keep us Welsh off our former lands in what eventually became the West of England
    Nant Gwrtheyrn – A Welsh language school in a former mining hamlet overlooked by Snowdonia to the east. A few miles away is Blaenau Ffestiniog steam railway.
    Swansea for its promenade to Mumbles, for its covered market – even better than the Cardiff market and Joe's Ice Cream Parlour with Felinfoel brewery – the oldest canners of craft beers in nearby Llanelli
    Wrexham – the oldest International football ground in the world still used today and the third oldest football team still playing (Association) football and nearby Wrexham Brewery – for Wrexham Lager

    In Cardiff you missed The Millennium Stadium (home of Welsh rugby), St David's Hall – a great centre for culture and Brains Brewery – for Brains Dark, Brains Black, Brains IPA' Also nearby you could have visited St Fagans National History Museum

    And for Welsh Food:
    Sglods (sglodion – British chips) from any of the famous Siopiau Sglodion; Cawl; Welshcakes; Bara Brith; Roast Welsh Lamb; Salmon or Rainbow Trout from the Wye, Welsh Madeira Cake; Welsh Rarebit – you said you love cheese; ; Glamorgan sausages

    I'm sure much of the above will have been mentioned somewhere else by another Welsh viewer, and they may have mentioned things that I've forgotten such as Port Meirion, LlanfairPwll, the Heads of the Valleys, the Minera Mountains, the Severn Bridge, Tintern Abbey, the Dylan Thomas Centre, Fishguard Harbour, Tenby, Caldey Island etc

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  3. love this video! as a welshie I really appreciate you guys learning about this history of this amazing country! thank you

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  5. so guys you've visited Liverpool and Cardiff. If you were choosing one or the other to study in, which would you pick?

  6. I'm an American who spent 18 months in south Wales with different Visitors Visas . The people in Wales are awesome, friendly, and so down to earth. That alone, made my extended stay in Wales very worthwhile. I'll be sorry to leave !

  7. Its a shame u didnt really show the centre of wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

  8. Great series of videos. The only observation I would make is that the castles in Wales were not built to protect the Welsh people, they were built by a series of invaders, including the English, to protect them from a Welsh uprising.

  9. Wales: the forgotten man of Europe and one of the continent's best kept secrets. I want to go to Cardiff. Greetings from South Dakota.

  10. Norman's didn't come to Cymru in 1066. They invaded England in 1066, but the Norman push into Welsh territory began years after they conquered England.

  11. Great video. Most castles in Wales were built by invading armies – such as during 12th century. Caernarfon for example – the castle was built by the invading English as a mark of their power. They weren't, usually, built by the Welsh to defend Wales. Most castles in Wales were built by conquerors.

  12. How can you make a video about wales and not mention rugby especially when you weren't more than 5 minutes from the millenium stadium

  13. Hey, we've only just discovered your channel!!!! Love your style, and Cardiff really is amazing. We're shooting some of the best spots right now, and are always looking for inspiration from others. Great vid guys =)

  14. A place that has it all. Small enough to get to know well and big enough to have everything you need. One of the best cities in the world

  15. ANOTHER REALLITY IN CARDIFF!!!
    VIDEO: "Young Homeless Man Shares Real Truth About Sleeping Rough in Cardiff, Wales"

  16. I was born and lived in Cardiff for 25 years and I've never been or even heard of some the places that you went to!

    I used to know the owner of Barker's Coffee Shop. About 7 or 8 years ago, it used to be a clothes shop and was the first place that sold 'Superdry' clothing either in Cardiff or in the U.K…can't remember which. I was shocked when I first heard about it changing to a coffee shop, but I went there a couple of times and liked the vibes there. Definitely should've visited Roath Park Lake and done the Taff trail walk.

    Probably a good thing you didn't go out late night on a weekend when all the Valleys pissheads come out from their caves.

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