Start your Christmas shopping in the Welsh capital. The most interesting shopping can be found in the Victorian arcades, where you’ll find the best independent shops and cafes. There are also the big names, including the largest John Lewis outside London.
If you think it’s too soon to start Christmas shopping, there’s always the castle, which spans 2000 years of history, from the Romans to the present day. The neo-gothic William Burges interiors from 1865 are a must-see on any visit to Cardiff.