Road Trip to Garden Art World Around Bristol – Day 6: Majestic castles and manor with an example of incredible gardens

This day is truly full of visits to the castles, almost all the time will be devoted to them, but there will also be a beautiful manor with gardens and a little acquaintance with the National Museum of Cardiff.
Road Trip to Garden Art World Around Bristol

Trip duration: 8 days

Anastasia Omelchuk

Caerphilly Castle


One of the largest fortresses of the classic Middle Ages era in Great Britain. Kairfilli is not the most famous British castle, largely because for a long time it stood abandoned. At the same time, Cairphilly is very well preserved, and its size is really surprising. But it is also interesting that the real history of the castle was very short, almost immediately after construction, it ceased to be necessary and did not really take part in any hostilities. The administration of the castle is very loyal to tourists. Dogs are allowed to pass, picnics can be arranged. There are regular services for tourists: there you can take an audio guide.

Castell Coch


Castel Coch in Welsh means Red Castle. This wonderful, romantic creation of the Victorian era was designed by architect William Burgess, for the 3rd Marquis of Bute. However, the castle is not a pure fantasy of a famous architect, it was rebuilt from the ruins of a medieval castle. Currently, the castle of Coch is in the guardianship of CADW, the organization for the protection of historical monuments of Wales.

Dyffryn House and Gardens


The manor house is still something of a restoration project, most rooms are open and worth a look. You can learn the history of the gardens and manor house. There's a cafe on site which is reasonably priced. Also you should pay for the entrance. Today, Dyffryn Gardens is open all year round. They are divided into three main areas, the arboretum, Dyffryn House and its lawns.

HangFire Southern Kitchen

BBQ Joints, Southern / Soul Food Restaurants

At HangFire Southern Kitchen, be sure to order an appetizing smoked bacon, pork ribs and grilled chicken wings. For dessert, they cook a nice pie with lime filling, potato waffle and pudding. Visitors write that in this place a good craft beer, port or gin. The cozy atmosphere of this place allows guests to relax.

Cardiff Castle


The ancient castle of Cardiff, which has more than two thousand years of history, is one of the most popular attractions. In its history, the castle managed to visit both the Roman garrison and the Norman fortress. The visitors are invited to the exhibition and video. Several other excursions are available, including the richly decorated castle apartments. Wonderful view of the castle surroundings opens from the terrace on its roof.

National Museum Cardiff

History Museums

The construction of the museum in Cardiff was begun in Katais Park in 1912, but the First World War intervened in the plans of the builders, therefore the museum was opened only in 1927. You can walk around, see the square, but if you want to visit the museum remember that it is open until 5 pm.

The Hayes


On the square there are various shops and a shopping center. You can walk along the street or go shopping. As the square is located near the city center, you can easily find it. So it's time to walk before dinner.

The Potted Pig


Here you will discover the dishes of British and French cuisine. Whilst their menu features a lot of pork they also offer a range of fresh & locally sourced meat as well as a few veggie items for those who require it. By the way, restaurant can offer a gin list now boast over 30 varieties to choose from.