Blog Posts for Cardiff
Cardiff has been the capital of Wales since 1955 and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Wales, with over 15 million visitors to the city every year.
The Welsh Assembly Government keeps its offices in Cardiff Bay where there are also many hotels, restaurants and bars as well as shops and other attractions including a cinema, casino and museum. The bay was once an industrial area but it has been redeveloped into a modern waterfront district which includes the home ground for Cardiff City FC who play football in England's Championship division. There are also two rugby union grounds nearby - Millennium Stadium (the national stadium) and BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (Cardiff Blues).
Cardiff has some of the best-preserved Victorian architecture in the UK, and the city centre is a hive of activity with shoppers at The Hayes, bars on Westgate Street and St Mary's Street plus Cardiff Market.
Bute Park is next to Cardiff Castle - here you will find one of the largest green spaces in Cardiff along with a lake, bandstand, café and children's play area. The park is also home to the Cardiff National Museum which tells the story of Wales from prehistoric times to the present day.