Over the last 15 years, Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, has emerged as one of Britain’s leading urban cities. Skilfully infusing its ancient fort with its modern waterfront, compact Cardiff’s popularity seems to be going from strength to strength so it is the perfect time to visit this superb city.
These days it’s not just the legendary sporting excitement or concerts that draws crowds to the Millennium Stadium and into the city. Come the weekend, a buzz vibrates through the streets as crowds hit this fabulous shopping capital for a little bit of retail therapy whether this is at the ultra-modern St David’s Shopping Centre or the Royal Arcade which dates back to the mid-19th century. This is then followed by waves of revellers descending on the capital’s booming and vibrant pub, club and live-music scene.
Don’t be fooled though, there is more to Cardiff than being a superb social hub; it also boasts both history and culture appeal which will no doubt impress. Gain an insight into the city’s past by visiting Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city or St John the Baptist Parish Church, the city’s oldest church. If you enjoy museums, Cardiff will certainly not disappoint with an array of fabulous museums including the firm favourite, the National History Museum. Alternatively discover the works of Van Gogh and Picasso as well as other world class art at the National Museum Cardiff.
Flying into Cardiff is also a perfect gateway to discover the rest of the fabulous country of Wales. Escape into the beautiful Welsh countryside characterised by its hills and green landscape that is perfect for walking and mountain biking. Or why not head down to the coast to the renowned Barry Island, the iconic setting of TV Show Gavin and Stacey, where you can walk along the pretty promenade, grab an ice-cream and enjoy the seaside amusements.