Gay Travel to Cardiff, Wales, UK.

After arriving at Heathrow, most overseas gay and lesbian travelers get to Cardiff by high-speed rail or by braving the M4 Motorway in a rental car. The train definitely takes the strain and you get to relax and watch the countryside glide by. The capital city of Wales, Cardiff is steeped in history, with an ancient castle, but bang up to day in all other respects.

Ty Rosa B & B

Ty Rosa B & B, one of Cardiff's gay lodging options

Gay and gay friendly accommodation in Cardiff is plentiful, ranging from traditional bed and breakfast lodging to international hotels. The Ty Rosa B & B is a gay owned lodging option which is well rated on Pink Choice.

Night life builds to a crescendo at the weekends when the center of Cardiff becomes party central. Charles and Churchill Streets are where the main gay bars are located and all within easy walking distance of each other. Exit, Icon,  and Pulse are local favorites. Another ‘should visit’ street is ‘Chippy Lane’ a real hot spot for weekend revelers who love a good curry.

Pulse, one of Cardiff's gay nightclubs

For gay and lesbian shopaholics Cardiff will not disappoint. The enormous St David’s Mall is a one stop shopping oasis. Surrounding streets brim with trendy boutiques and eclectic knick-knack shops.

A trip to Cardiff Bay, birthplace of Shirley Bassey the gay singing icon of such James Bond theme songs as Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever, is well worth making. There you’ll discover the Millennium Arts Center and for sci-fi lovers, the ‘Dr Who’ Museum.

Further along the southern coast of Wales is the Gower Peninsula, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK. So, for gay and lesbian travelers looking for history, vibrant local scenery and a distinctly Welsh way of life, Cardiff has plenty to offer, boy-oh!

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