This weekend I visited South Wales and stayed a couple of miles north of Cardiff in a suburb called Llanishen in a lovely Airbnb hosted by Giles & Philippa.
My wife had never been to South Wales and had wanted to visit Cardiff & Barry Island, home of the comedy series Gavin & Stacey. We planned to visit several of the filming locations around Barry including Stacey's house and Marco's Cafe.
After a couple of hours of walking around Barry, the seafront and maybe some fish & chips we headed to St. Fagan's National Museum of History. It's an open-air museum chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people.
With lots of little cottages showing progression through the ages, an old time sweet shop where you could order a quarter of, it's a lovely walk and history lesson at the same time. The museum features lots of gardens and a castle to walk around too.
We didn't spend too much time in Cardiff as the weather was too nice to spend in a city centre, although we did pop into the city to have a look at the Castle, and for a bite to eat. Before we went we were given a recommendation by a local chef to check out The Grazing Shed.
In the Shreddies office we're all big fans of burgers and have been to many a burger joint across the U.K. But I have no problem in saying that the The Grazing Shed is without doubt the best burger I've ever eaten. Topped with honey glazed goats cheese and chorizo I was in food heaven.
Lucky for me I'm going back to Cardiff next weekend to watch the boxing so I'll be popping back into The Grazing Shed to try another of their amazing burgers.