LNOF Guide to Cardiff
Castles, cocktails and clubbing.
When you’re in need of a big, friendly city absolutely jam packed with high-end restaurants, swanky bars and snazzy clubs, Cardiff - the giddy Welsh HQ of entertainment - awaits your call.
Cardiff hen weekends are recognised as a major magnet for any group who likes to cram castles, cocktails, clothes and clubbing into a weekend away. Cardiff’s dragon breathes the kind of confident fire only fuelled when a city receives so much unfaltering praise and attention - and it’s thoroughly deserved. By day, squeeze in a look around the huge shopping choices in the gorgeous centre – and, by night – experience the legendary nightlife and celebrate with the party people that come out to play, and earn Cardiff its fantastic reputation.
We did the Thriller dance class and white water rafting the morning after a night out in Cardiff - it was not pretty! But we look back and laugh...
A hen weekend in Cardiff gives you a city where students, backpackers, rock stars and actors congregate to let their hair down at the weekend. The reasons for Cardiff’s magnificent and total renaissance in the last few years are a mixture of national spotlight – through major sporting occasions - as well as several local bands, actors and artists becoming household names. This is the new place to see and be seen.
Part of the charm of this great city is the lack of pretention flowing through its people, parks and squares. Whether you’re sat embroiled in pre-wedding gossip in a bar on St Mary’s Street, grabbing a quick bite in a Castle Arcade cafe or partying in the bustling Greyfriars Road – one of the best nightlife spots – rest assured that scowling snobbery is unlikely to be found in those nearest to you. Folk come to Cardiff’s nightspots to mingle as they get mangled, to eat, drink and, with any luck, be excessively merry before the night is over. Here’s to your Welsh last night of freedom.