Dot's Big OE 2004 travel blog



The Severn Road Bridge between England and Wales

Getting close to Cardiff

Arriving into Cardiff

Cardiff Castle

Getting ready to go on our open top bus tour

Spring time in Cardiff

One of Cardiff's lovely old buildings

Glamorgan County Council Offices

Some of the nicer houses in Cardiff

The Academy - Ice Hockey Stadium, home to the Cardiff Devils

Wales Millenium Centre

Millenium Centre

View across the river

Street in Cardiff

Millenium Stadium, or Cardiff Arms Park

This morning we headed into Bristol and had a look around the shops before driving onwards to Cardiff. We crossed the Severn Bridge and arrived in Cardiff around 3.00 pm. We caught an open-top bus for an hour tour of the city and that was brilliant. There was a fantastic guide on it who pointed everything out. Cardiff was very easy to get around the Parking Building right in the centre of town, between the Castle and the Stadium. We had been keen to look at the Millenium Stadium but it was closed by the time our tour ended there.

After Cardiff we started thinking we should look for a B&B for the night, however Wales was sadly lacking. We called into a Supermarket and spoke to a very nice lady who told us about one in a little town not far away called Pen-d-olyn, so we drove there but couldn't locate any, nor could we find any on any road nearby and in the end we were lost! Could see the Motorway in the distance but couldn't find a way to it. Eventually we found ourselves at a remote Manor, Miskin Manor, very like a Cluedo house, and with instructions from their Receptionist were able to find the Motorway and make our way to Brigend, where we could stay at a Pub in the centre of town. Down in the bar after dinner, I managed to put a pound in the poker machine and have 19 pounds pop out so that was a bonus!

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