Cardiff is the vibrant capital city of Wales and it hosts the Eisteddfod, one of the country’s biggest festivals, held between 3 -11 August 2018. The Eisteddfod offers a raft of concerts, carnivals and the chance to embrace Welsh culture and language. Carnifal y Môr takes place late on the evening of Saturday 4th August in Cardiff Bay. The night begins with a community carnival that celebrates diversity in Welsh life. It processes through the Eisteddfod Maes down to the waterside. takes place at 22:30 on the evening of Saturday 4 August in Cardiff Bay
After enjoying a visit to the Eisteddfod travel about an hour from Cardiff to Swansea Bay – a destination packed with award winning beaches, charming villages, historic castle and the birthplace of legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Here, you can spend time walking in Dylan Thomas’ footsteps, by visiting his birthplace and childhood home on a guided tour at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, which has been fully restored to its 1914 condition, before heading to the Dylan Thomas Centre for a fascinating exhibition about his life and works. Stroll around the attractive Swansea Marina, head down to the National Waterfront Museum to discover 300 years of Welsh innovation and industry, and sample local foodie favourites such as cockles, laverbread, fine Welsh cheeses and scrumptious Welsh cakes at the largest indoor market in Wales, Swansea Indoor Market.Take a scenic walk along its promenade down to the pretty coastal village of Mumbles and explore the ruins of Oystermouth Castle. You will fall in love with these picturesque coastal views , but even more stunning, award-winning beaches await you around the corner on the Gower Peninsula – Britain’s first-ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a haven for walkers, surfers, kayakers and sailors alike.