Cardiff, the capital of Wales, offers entertainment, world class attractions, sports, shopping, modern architecture and historic sites. With its rich history, language and culture Cardiff has become the busiest port in the world. Its culture was influences by the Normand and Romans evident in its castles and historic houses.
Famous for its sporting events and facilities, Cardiff has been dubbed a City of Sport in 2009 and is the home of Welsh rugby. There are top notch football, rugby and cricket stadiums like the Swalec Stadium, the Millennium Stadium and the Cardiff City Stadium. The Cardiff International Whitewater is an Olympic standard canoeing and rafting course. You will also find an ice rink, Olympic size swimming pool and several golf courses. Try cycling on the Taff Trail or the Cardiff Bay Barrage route. Yachting, water polo and jet skiing are offered at the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre. Other activities available in Cardiff are climbing, ice hockey, quad-biking, paintball and watersports like kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and powerboating.
There are stunning beaches, villages, landscapes, mountains and valleys. Enjoy the waterfront in Cardiff Bay. National Geographic named it among the 10 best places in the world to visit in summer.
Enjoy different entertainment in Cardiff at the opera, musicals, live music and ballet. Explore galleries, art venues, theatres and museums. Enjoy fine dining that feature Welsh, UK and international cuisine. Nightlife is best enjoyed in bars, nightclubs and pubs.
You can explore Cardiff on foot or take a guided tour to learn more about the local legends, culture, history and language. Wildlife, Welsh culture and ghost tours as well as individual and group tours are offered. Boat rides to Flat Holm Island are also offered.
Enjoy sight seeing in Cardiff with its many attractions, both historic and modern. The National Museum Cardiff houses works by Picasso, Monet and Rodin. The Norwegian Church is now a cafe and arts centre. Outside Cardiff is the open air St. Fagan's National History Museum which has a medieval church, a Victorian school and over 40 buildings brought from all over Wales piece by piece. There are also attractions and parks with affordable activities for kids like at the Techniquest, a children's science centre. Enjoy quad biking, archery, gorge walking and clay shooting at the Taff Valley Quad Bike and Activity Centre. Tree top adventures like zip wires, high wire rope bridges, rope ladders and tunnels are offered at the Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure. Boulders, the largest indoor climbing facility in Wales, can be enjoyed by both first time and experienced climbers. Families will have a great time at the Taskforce Skirmish Paintball which has archery, laser, laser tag and paintball games.
Cardiff also home to film, television and creative industries. As a venue it is diverse with venues for either historic, medieval, modern or futuristic settings.
Cardiff, the 6th top shopping destination in the United Kingdom, offers modern shopping centres, designer brand shops, Victorian and Edwardian arcades.
Choose to stay at a wide range of accommodations in Cardiff from budget hostels, guests houses, bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments and luxury hotels accessible to major attractions and transportation.
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