Welcome to Cardiff, Wales’ capital city and Europe’s youngest capital. This Roman-founded settlement is now one of Britain’s liveliest cities, home to world-class sporting and cultural venues, historic attractions,…..
Although it had a reputation of being an industrial city, Cardiff has changed dramatically in recent decades. It is now a lively and modern capital city, gaining popularity with tourists interested in its history and in Welsh culture.
Cardiff’s history follows its castle which has been occupied for over 2,000 years when the Romans created a fort on the river Taff. the fort’s original walls can still be seen highlighted around the base of Cardiff Castle’s walls.
During your journey in Wales you will be able to enjoy Cardiff with is monuments like: Cardiff Castle, National Museum or the millennium standium. You will also discover the bay of Cardiff, The norvegian Church, the cathedral as many other monument and castle in the country side.
The Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, (next to the Assembly). First established in Cardiff Bay to serve the large community of Norwegian sailors working in the docks. Originally elswhere in the bay its main claim to fame is as the place where the author Roald Dahl was christened, but today it is a cafe and art gallery.
Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre, (also known as the Tube). Home to displays and exhibitions on the development of Cardiff Bay as the world’s largest port. Entry is free. Closed for work on the BBC drama studios, exhibition in the Millennium Centre.
Llandaff Cathedral, In the ancient ‘city of Llandaff’, now incorporated into the north west of the city, and is one of the oldest religious sites in Europe. The cathedral dates from 1107 and features some spectacular architecture.
If Wales is the ‘Land of Castles’, Cardiff must be ‘Castle Capital’. As well as the magnificent Cardiff Castle, the area is home to the fairy-tale Castell Coch, Twmpath Castle, Llandaff Bishop’s Palace and Saint Fagan’s Castle. Welsh Castles have a long a long and fascinating history which features the Romans, Vikings and Normans. Uncover the full tale of Castles in Wales at The Cardiff Story – a free museum that tells the story of the city through the eyes of its people.
If you are looking after different experience and If you’ve got Doctor Who fans in the family, you’re in for a treat. Cardiff is the home of the sci-fi series, and the Doctor Who Experience is a must for any fan. This interactive journey through the Doctor’s world gives you a chance to fly the Tardis and come face to face with Daleks.
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