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Cardiff, Glamorgan

Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales.
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Cardiff is the Capital of Wales is home to Cardiff Castle, and host to the 1999 Rugby World Cup. It's a very friendly, tight community city and just 45 minutes from Bristol over the River Severn suspension bridge. The Welsh are famous for singing, playing rugby, drinking, druids, Eisteddfods, producing great men and women in politics, arts, literature, music and fashion. Their national flower is the daffodil and the national flag features a red dragon. The cute Welsh accent from the boys from the valleys is very alluring, but it might take a little while to get used to its distinctive sound. The gay scene in Cardiff is focused on two main areas - Charles Street in the heart of the city center and Bute Terrace, close to the train station. Both are minutes away from St. Mary Street - Cardiff's main bar area, and Queen Street, the main shopping area in the city.

For the gay and lesbian traveler, Cardiff has a great choice of gay-specific and gay friendly accommodation. Whether you're looking for a luxurious five-star hotel or a cosy gay owned guest house, Cardiff has plenty to offer, and most hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs are only a short walk from the city's visitor attractions, shops and railway station. Prices and amenities offered range from budget to deluxe so there is a great selection to choose from to meet the needs of the most discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

Cardiff has a fast growing reputation for fine dining, with the chefs being lucky enough to have some of the best produce to work with - magnificent Welsh lamb and beef, high-quality vegetables, shellfish and wild salmon. In the city center’s new Brewery Quarter you can wine and dine al fresco at a wide range of restaurants, from tapas to Thai, and new restaurants are emerging everywhere with a seemingly endless choice of cuisine. If someone in Cardiff tells you they want Brains, don’t be alarmed, they’re referring to the local brewery, which produce the city’s favorite pint. The lively St Mary Street is the busiest area for bars and clubs at the weekend with Mill Lane and Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay providing popular alternatives.

Cardiff is known for its very lively nightlife, which reaches its peak on St Mary street on a Friday and Saturday night. The gay scene is focused around Charles Street and Bute Terrace, around ten minutes walk from each other. Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay now offers an alternative to the city center scene. Cardiff also has a several theaters, cinemas and is host to numerous festivals throughout the year. Originally a girlie-bar for sailors in the 19th century coal boom, the Golden Cross is now one of Cardiff's most popular gay venues. Regular entertainment includes local and international drag acts, strippers and a traditional pub quiz. Previously known as the King's Cross, KX is a popular gay bar located on the corner of the city's café quarter. The large ground floor bar serves snacks and light meals and regular events include stand up comedy, karaoke and live DJ's. If you want to check out Cardiff’s newest gay venue then head for the Icon Bar on Charles Street, Cardiff's main gay area. Club X is the largest gay and gay-friendly venue in Cardiff. The club features two dance floors, three bars, a games rooms and a covered garden terrace.

For the gay and lesbian shopaholic, there’s plenty of pedestrianised streets and undercover malls making Cardiff a popular shopping destination. Don't miss the Victorian and Edwardian arcades that criss-cross through the city center.

So, for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, Cardiff, Wales has plenty to offer the gay and lesbian traveler.

Cardiff Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

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