Overview of Hen weekends in Cardiff
Cardiff is a great place to consider for your hen do, with the nightlife being central to the city and with plenty to see and do during the day... if you and your girls can drag yourself out of bed with that hangover.
Cardiff and shopping also go hand in hand, which is one of the many reasons that make the Welsh capital such an attractive hen weekend proposition for many groups of women each year. St. David’s Centre can be found in Cardiff and is one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, lovely! Couple this with relaxing spa packages like this - and you're on to a winner!
Proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955, Cardiff has done a mighty fine job of being the country’s capital. Extensive developments have turned Cardiff into a cultural centre, with plenty of new and old architecture adding to the city’s charm. The Wales Millennium Centre looks fantastic and Cardiff Castle still looks as imposing as it always has. Cardiff will once again be the European City of Sport in 2014.
Cardiff’s nightlife is wide and varied, with plenty of clubs and live music venues dotted around the city. You’ll find familiar names and chains, along with a bevy of brilliant local bars and clubs too. St. Mary Street is where you’ll find most of the popular clubs and bars, and for live music you’ll want Greyfriars Road. The Retro club is great if you want to get, well retro! As with most student cities and towns, Cardiff has a lot going on, all the time. Make the most of this on your hen weekend in Cardiff.
If you’re one for sightseeing and architecture then you must be sure to visit the Cardiff Bay, where you’ll find all manner of new and refurbished buildings, including the Norwegian Church, the Wales Millennium Centre and Mermaid Quay, where you can find a place to grab a bite to eat.
Cardiff's Famous For
The Stereophonics, Gareth Bale and Rob Brydon
Getting around Cardiff during the day is best done by bus. The city’s bus routes and network offer regular and frequent buses to all corners of the city. You can look up timetables and routes online which can help save time planning a journey or just getting an idea of the areas you want to explore. Come night time you will probably want to use a local taxi firm to get around, especially if you stay a few miles from the city centre.