The iconic glamour of ritzy London may be celebrated worldwide, but that only amplifies the appeal of Wales’ capital and metropolis.
Cardiff, personifies the Welsh fighting spirit, stoic natural serenity, and contemporary flair.
The city, the tenth largest in the Untied Kingdom, has a population of approximately 870,000.
According to archeologists Cardiff was settled 6000 years ago, about 1500 years before Stonehenge or the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
King Edward II granted city status to Cardiff in 1905, and since then the city has grown what it is today.
It is located on a plain, and easy to navigate on foot. Cardiff attracts more than 18 million tourists annually, generating close to a billion English pounds for the economy. Other major industries are the harbour, which at one time was crucial for coal exports, insurance, public sector employment, publishing and media services.
Queen Street is the main shopping district.
Cardiff Castle attract millions of visitors, as do St. David’s hall, Llandaff Cathedral, Wall’s Millennium Centre, and many of the city’s museums.
The best months to visit Cardiff are June to September, although throughout the year the temperature never drops below 0 C.
Cardiff is a central hub of the British TV and movie industry. Its bustling streets and eclectic mix of Norman and Victorian architecture have made many a cameo in popular English shows.
Exploring a new city can rustle up the appetite and as a city whose claim to fame is its perseverance, Cardiff stands to the challenge of offering some of the specialties of Welsh cuisine.
New restaurants conceived by young, talented and ambitious chefs have created b=modern British favourites with French flair, and manage to serve New York grill-style plates.
The waterfront views are scintillating. The sweeping landscape reminds tourists of the inspiring beauty of the British isles vibrant, dazzling culture, makes Cardiff a city well wroth visiting.
There is no shortage of several levels of quality accommodation from B and B’s to luxury hotels.