Cardiff is an exciting city filled with history, culture and, above all, thousands and thousands of Welsh people. Whoever you choose to take out on when dating in Cardiff, make sure you sample some of the best locations for dating Cardiff has to offer. Here are some uniquely Welsh ideas for Cardiff dating, including a stroll through a grand Victorian market and a medieval banquet in a castle.
Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
Cardiff Castle might not seem like an obvious place for dating in Cardiff but, for the ultimate dinner date, you can take your dating partner to this Cardiff dating location for a genuine medieval Welsh banquet. These are a regular event at a 15th century section of the castle called ‘Undercroft’. You and your date will be able to gorge yourself on a four-course feast of traditional Welsh food including Glamorgan sausages, Chicken with Caerphilly cheese and Welsh honey cream mousse. In December, the castle hosts Christmas banquets.
Boating in Roath Park
This pretty Victorian park is home to a 30 acre lake ideal for romantic boating trips. You can hire a rowing boat at the Boat House and set sail for a lovely Cardiff dating experience on a sunny afternoon, just watching the scenery, including views of the hills on the edge of Cardiff, pass by and maybe spotting some wildlife on the way. There is a café by the lake if you’re feeling peckish after all that strenuous rowing.
The Brewery Quarter
The Old Brewery Quarter in Cardiff City Centre is a site of historical significance which offers a multitude of eating and drinking establishments to keep you and your date busy when dating in Cardiff. The original vaults of the clocktower of the brewery have been integrated into the building, giving a charming and warm feel to this modern development.
Bute Park is a ‘green lung’ in Cardiff, filled with wildlife and historic interest. The extensive park is close enough to the city centre to be a convenient stop-off before evening drinks or dinner when dating in Cardiff. The park has large, grassy areas which are perfect for picnics and there are lots of sculptures and carvings to admire if you and your dating partner are taking a walk. The River Taff runs along the edge of the park and you might be able to spot salmon and trout in the autumn.
Cardiff Central Market
Like most popular locations for dating in Cardiff, Cardiff Central Market is yet another place of historical interest. This large Victorian glass-roofed structure, where trading has occurred for over 100 years, is a unique place for a shopping-based Cardiff dating experience, where you can stroll through and explore the many stalls offering products ranging from speciality foods to rock and roll. Cardiff market has traded in one form or another since the since 1700s and, while many of the market’s older features have been retained, there are no longer livestock tethered and penned outside the doors as once was the case.