One of the great things about where I was in Swansea was being an hour away from Cardiff on the train. Sadly I didn’t really discover this properly until after Easter this year otherwise I think I may have visited more often! Swansea was OK… I mean it was good enough, BUT it is pretty naff for shopping which means if you want a proper shopping trip your best bet is to head to Cardiff for the day. So that is what I did a few weeks ago now. It wasn’t really for the shopping that I went, but really for a little day out to get away from uni work because I just needed a day off!
With a 16-25 railcard, a day return to Cardiff from Swansea costs only £7.60! 😀
So I got on the train and headed to Cardiff. Once I arrived in Cardiff I got off the train and got on the BayCar to Cardiff Bay, where I decided to ride through to the Doctor Who experience and walk back through the Bay.
Cardiff Bay is honestly a beautiful place and I fell in love with it the first time I visited when I was about 12. I really would recommend a visit if you ever get the chance!
The main reason I headed out to the Bay was to visit the Poppy display they had on at the Welsh Assembly building. It really was beautiful!
I then had a little wander round the Bay and went on the big wheel they had there 🙂
After a wander round the Bay I got the bus back to the city where I did a bit of shopping. Thankfully I’ve always managed to go to the shops during the day so it has never been that busy in Cardiff when I’ve been, but I’m not sure I’d like to go at the weekend!
I didn’t take any photos of the shops/centre, but here is a photo of what I bought 🙂 I had a bit of a shopping spree really!
I bought a couple of scarfs from Fat Face. I already have a Fat Face scarf but I fell in love with the blue star one as it is less Christmassy than my scarf I already have! 🙂
Of course I also visited Cath Kidston 😉 (The purse was for my mum) as well as stopping off in Animal back in Swansea on my way back where they had 20% student discount! I wanted the coat but couldn’t justify full price, but when the 20% student discount came up I could no longer resist!
All in all I had a lovely little day out, I only regret not discovering how easy it was to travel to Cardiff sooner, otherwise I would have liked to have visited a few more places there! 🙂