Why Cardiff?

Heritage

As Wales’s capital, Cardiff is steeped in history and heritage. Cardiff Castle is a must visit with parts dating back to 50AD. It’s also home to exquisite interiors featuring luxurious murals and decorations designed by the William Burges. The Castle is set in Bute Park and Arboretum which is one of the largest parks in Wales and home to not just the castle but also the famous Animal Wall, the Gorsedd Stones and the 12th century Blackfriars site.

Another impressive building to visit is Cardiff City Hall in Cathays Park. Opened in 1906 and built in English Renaissance style, City Hall is a magnificent building set in stunning gardens. Inside visitors can see a vast art collection and also The Marble Hall.


Nature & Wildlife

Even though Cardiff is a city, you don't have to go far to find the countryside. Glamorgan and Bridgend offer a nice escape to stunning coastline and countryside. Porthcrawl is packed full of beaches and a popular destination for families, locals and those who want to hit the waves. You can even walk from Porthcrawl to Aberthaw (14 miles) on part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast which offers breathtaking views. 


Arts & Culture

With such a vast amount of heritage on offer in Cardiff, there are many museums and galleries showcasing Wales’s rich history. The most renowned museum is St Fagans History Museum – one of Europe’s leading open-air museums. The Museum is set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle and over forty buildings have been created to give visitors the chance to experience life across different ages in history. It’s a great day out for all the family, and best of all, it’s free!

For art enthusiasts’ one place to head to is the National Museum Cardiff which is home to Wales’s national art – including one of Europe’s largest collections of Impressionism, history and geology collections along with international exhibitions.

Of course one of the most well known cultural places to visit in Cardiff and the whole of Wales is the Wales Millennium Centre. The iconic building has been featured in movies and TV (Doctor Who) and is host to many performing arts productions and exhibitions throughout the year.


Outdoor Activities


If you are a fan of sports then Cardiff doesn’t disappoint. The Millennium Stadium is the national stadium of Wales and seats almost 80,000 people! Not only do sports matches take place here, including the Rugby World Cup 2015, but also music concerts.

If you’re looking to take part in the action rather than just be a spectator then head to the Cardiff International White Water Centre. The centre is Olympic standard and is the UK’s first white water centre. Visitors can try canoeing, kayaking, surfing, gorge climbing, rock climbing and mountain biking!

Or perhaps water isn’t your thing? Well don’t worry Cardiff is Europe’s greenest city and has so much space for walking and cycling. The Taff Trail is perfect for all ages and take visitors across Cardiff via disused railways, tow paths and tramways.

To find out more about Cardiff see the links on the left or visit our Things to Do section.




(Photo: ©VisitBritain / Craig Easton)  

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