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.
It's not just the legendary sporting excitement or concerts that draws crowds to the Millennium Stadium and into the city of Cardiff. Come the weekend, a buzz vibrates through the streets as crowds hit this fabulous shopping capital for a little bit of retail therapy. Shop at the ultra-modern St David’s Shopping Centre, or explore the Royal Arcade which dates back to the mid-19th century. Get swept up in the waves of bacchanalia as crowds descend 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. 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. Visiting in the summer? Don't miss Cardiff's famous pop-up, manmade beach with bumper boats and splash pools.
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? Walk along the pretty promenade, grab an ice-cream, and enjoy the seaside amusements.
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