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Cardiff Castle. Photo by The Pink Princess
Cardiff Castle. Photo by The Pink Princess
Cardiff War Memorial. Photo Roger Cornfoot
Cardiff War Memorial. Photo Roger Cornfoot
Queen Street. Roger Cornfoot. Geograph.org.uk
Queen Street. Roger Cornfoot. Geograph.org.uk
City Hall Cardiff. Photo by Philip Halling
City Hall Cardiff. Photo by Philip Halling
Lightship at Cardiff. Photo by Roger Cornfoot
Lightship at Cardiff. Photo by Roger Cornfoot
Millennium Stadium Cardiff. Andy Stephenson
Millennium Stadium Cardiff. Andy Stephenson
Cardiff Bay's Pierhead Building. Gareth Peters
Cardiff Bay's Pierhead Building. Gareth Peters
Norwegian Church. Photo Nick Russil, Flickr.com
Norwegian Church. Photo Nick Russil, Flickr.com

Cardiff Information

Cardiff, Capital and largest city in Wales is situated on the south coast, spanning the river Taff at the mouth of the mighty River Severn. It is the most populated city in the country with almost 325,000 and the metropolitan area has more than a third of the total Welsh population.

One of the main attractions in the City is Cardiff Castle, where you can see signs of the original Roman Fort along the castle’s main wall, although findings have shown evidence of human settlement thousands of years earlier. Some findings date the area 1,500 years prior to Stonehenge or the Pyramids of Giza.

Built at the mouth of the River Severn, Cardiff has long been associated with sea transportation and Cardiff Docks was the main port for coal distribution throughout the world.

Cardiff’s main industry now, is tourism and with good reason. As with any ancient location you will find buildings and monuments spanning generations with art, architecture and culture brimming with historical value. One claim to fame is that Cardiff has more Castles than any other city on the planet. In addition to the main castle itself, there is Castell Coch to the north of the city, and the remains of Twmpath Castle, the Llandaff Bishop’s Palace and Saint Fagans Castle and until recently, Treoda or Whitchurch Castle, now built over during the further development

Other major attractions include the National Museum, the Welsh National Memorial, Llandaff Cathedral, St David’s Hall and the later Millennium Stadium. There is also Cardiff Arms Park, probably the most famous Rugby ground in the world and still a major visitor’s attraction.

Cardiff nightlife is strong and vibrant with many of the bars and venues situated along St Mary’s Street. Shoppers in Cardiff are spoilt for choice with the recently expanded St David Centre, now one of the largest retail centres in the UK.

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Capitol Shopping, Cardiff. Photo Roger Cornfoot, Geograph.org.uk
Capitol Shopping, Cardiff. Photo Roger Cornfoot, Geograph.org.uk
Cardiff Bay Aerial View. Photo Gareth James, Geograph.org.uk
Cardiff Bay Aerial View. Photo Gareth James, Geograph.org.uk