Here are some little known facts about Wales:
Mount Everest was named after Welshman Sir George Everest from Gwernvale, Breconshire; the letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet; all the statues surrounding Cardiff Castle are of animals. The Welsh are known for many other things though: rugby, castles, a great coastline, Caerphilly cheese, a belting sense of national pride, and, of course, a love of booze, reflected in the myriad of pubs and bars in Cardiff and beyond.
We at Zerodegrees love so much about this country: the well-known and the little known alike. It is a country with a truly ancient history, its Celtic roots still apparent in much of modern day Wales. Cardiff is a reflection of this; a historic port town, it has seen centuries of expansion and modernisation with people from all walks of life stepping onto its shores and into its bars. Named the capital of Wales in 1955, Cardiff is now the buzzing hub of Wales, the Castle looming proudly above the day time explorers and night time revellers. We’ve put together a little guide – from lunchtime to bedtime – to help you see the best version of the mighty Cardiff.
From lunch to the bar Cardiff
We’re starting your day a little off the beaten track. Milgi is perhaps perfectly reflective of the diversity in Cardiff’s 2016 food and drink scene. This vegetarian restaurant, with a lunch menu boasting burritos, Indian wraps and wholesome soups and a dinner menu offering beer battered halloumi with triple cooked chips, often has gallery features and installations on show. Most notable however is the giant yurt encasing their garden. A great place to fuel yourself with nourishing goodness for the day ahead.
A day in Cardiff would not be complete without a trip to the Castle. Take yourself back to the country’s Celtic days and spend the afternoon exploring Cardiff’s historic heart. The Castle is actually comprised of a Roman fort, a Norman castle and a Victorian Gothic palace, so you really will get to see Cardiff through the ages.
After an afternoon of tourist activity you’re bound to be thirsty. Here is where we come in. Get yourself down to our Cardiff bar of choice, Zerodegrees (obviously), and sample some of the finest craft beers in the city: pilsner, pale ale, wheat ale, dark lager, mango beer and more, we have something to tickle everyone’s fancy.
After quenching your thirst and boosting energy levels with one of our thin, crispy pizzas (Pe-king duck anyone?) or silky bowls of pasta, either head across the road to the Principality stadium to watch the greats (from Gareth Bale to Queen Bey) or over to Buffalo’s, where the 2-4-1 cocktails will keep you boogying late into the night. Cymru am byth!