Cardiff is a great place to visit for a romantic break with your partner, and there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses that can offer suitable accommodation. The city is packed with restaurants, cafes and pubs where you can enjoy a romantic meal for two, and you will find lots to see and do in this cosmopolitan capital city.
If you and your partner really want to pamper yourselves, you could choose five star accommodation overlooking Cardiff Bay. You will find yourself within easy walking distance of most of the city’s attractions, and you can enjoy the hotel’s facilities, which include a fine restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, a health club and extensive spa facilities. You could also choose a five star hotel in the Newport area, with equally good facilities, if you’d prefer to escape the bustle of the capital.
A number of three and four star hotels also provide spa facilities. Some of the spa services on offer are aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, thalassotherapy, Ayurvedic, body and facial treatments, and body scrubs, body wraps, massages, a sauna, a spa tub, manicures and pedicures. Some of the hotels with spas even offer treatments for couples.
When it comes to romantic meals, many of the hotels have their own high class restaurants, and there are also hundreds of suitable restaurants in the city and in the surrounding area. You need never visit the same restaurant twice, though you might find that you’d like to.
You can enjoy romantic walks along the seafront at Cardiff Bay, or in some of the city’s many parks and the beautiful surrounding countryside. You could also walk or cycle along the Ely Trail, an off-road path that runs between the National History Museum at St Fagans and Cardiff Bay. While the trail is not completely finished, it is still possible to walk or cycle from Cardiff Bay to St Fagans. The Ely Valley is one of Cardiff’s green corridors, and runs through varied landscapes and habitats, from Cardiff Bay through parks and woodlands to the St. Fagans Conservation Area. If you’re lucky you might see herons, kingfishers and other waterfowl close to the bay, and in the woodlands, bluebells, wood anemones and wild garlic.
You can also visit some of Glamorgan’s many castles, such as Barry Castle, Caerau Castle Ringwork, Candleston Castle, Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Castell Coch, Castell Machen, Coity Castle, Dinas Powys, Kenfig Castle, Llanblethian Castle, Llanilid Castle Ringwork, Llantrisant Castle, Loughor Castle, Morlais Castle, Neath Castle, Newcastle Castle, Ogmore Castle, Oxwich Castle, Oystermouth Castle, Penmark Castle, Pennard Castle, Penrice Castle, St Donat’s Castle, St Quintin’s Castle, Swansea Castle and Weobley Castle.
For sportier couples, there are a whole range of leisure activities available in the area, including golf, sailing, rafting, parasailing, pilates, scuba diving, windsurfing, hiking, mountain biking, aerobics and yoga, and you can rent scooters, mopeds, bicycles and watercraft.
If you’re looking to take a romantic break with your partner, you can make life easy for yourself by booking your accommodation through Expedia.