Happy St Davids Day from Atal UK!
We're celebrating St David's Day today as a company birthed in the heart of the Welsh Valleys!
Here's our list of the top 5 things to do on St Davids Day!
1. Make and EAT Welsh Cakes!
You may have never eaten a Welsh Cake, if that's you, then let me tell you... YOU'RE MISSING OUT! The cakes are described as being a cross between a cookie, a scone, and a pancake. Welsh Cakes originate from the country of Wales in Great Britain. The cakes are a cross between a cookie, a scone, and a pancake but they are truly unlike any of these things when it comes to taste and texture. They are the size of chubby cookie, made from ingredients similar to a scone, but they are cooked like a pancake on a griddle, they are not baked. Sweet but not overly so, Welsh Cakes are an example of a unique and traditional food that reflects the resourceful, wholesome, and practical nature of the Welsh people. To make them yourself, try out this simple recipe.
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2. Visit a castle
There are more than 600 castles in Wales: more per square mile than anywhere else in the world. For fairytale turrets, head north of Cardiff to 19th century Castell Coch. In mid-Wales, historic Harlech Castle in Cardigan Bay saw the longest siege in British history from 1461-1468, while in North Wales, visit opulent neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle and see a one-tonne slate bed that was made for Queen Victoria.
3. Visit Cardiff Bay
Perfect for a relaxing stroll or bike ride, the Barrage embankment is situated in a stunning maritime setting and offers spectacular views over Cardiff Bay and the Severn Estuary. Thanks to its flat gradient and lack of steps, it’s accessible for all visitors. A variety of leisure activities take place along the Barrage embankment at the children’s play area, Skate Plaza and adiZone outdoor gym. Visitors can also peruse the free exhibitions, have a sit down and selfie with the Enormous Crocodile, and take a pit-stop at the RSPB-run Hafren Café.
4. St Fagans National History Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History has been Wales’s most popular heritage attraction for many years. This museum holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Wales because it is a people’s museum, where you can explore history together through people’s everyday lives. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth. During the last fifty years, over fifty original buildings from different locations in Wales and from different historical periods have been re-built in the 100-acre parkland. Each building is frozen in time and opens a door into Welsh history offering a fascinating glimpse into the past.
5. Wales Millennium Centre
Wales Millennium Centre opened in 2004 and has already established its reputation as one of the world’s most iconic arts and cultural destinations. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership. The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe. Look beyond the amazing exterior, as featured in Torchwood and Dr Who, and you will come across a bustling atmosphere that makes our visitors want to return time and time again. We’re so much more than a theatre though. Our visitors come to enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants….there really is something for everyone. We also offer regular behind-the-scenes backstage tours, as well as more specialist technical and architectural tours.
However you decide to spend you day.. We trust you'll joing with us in celebrating Wales!