Cardiff, the beautiful capital city of Wales, is a fabulous place to start exploring this amazing country. It is where you will find some of the country's top sights and tourist attractions and is also a place of historical interest, with the stunning Cardiff Castle taking centre stage. It is widely regarded as one of Wales' leading heritage attractions and located in the centre of Cardiff, the 11th Century Castle has years of history to explore. For a spookier experience, take one of the night time ghost tours; a candlelit journey through the rooms of the castle, finding out the morbid goings on from years before!
The history of Cardiff can be enjoyed elsewhere in the city. Walk down from the Castle through the city's arcades down to Cardiff Bay. The past success and importance of the port has, in part, made Cardiff what it is today, and the area - now called Cardiff Bay - is formed of two rivers coming together to make a huge freshwater lake around the former dockland area. The area offers gorgeous views over the water and houses many leisure activities and cultural attractions such as the Science Museum Techniquest, the Norwegian Church Arts centre (place of Roald Dahls baptism) and the Wetlands Reserve, an area of Natural Beauty. There is lots to do here, from learning about the port's important role in the history of Wales or wandering through the many shops, old warehouses and wharves and there are also plenty of places to eat and enjoy the stunning views.
There are two fantastic museums in Cardiff that you can visit for free, the National Museum and St Fagans. If you prefer to be outdoors and the weather is nice, book one of the boat trips out to Flat Holm Island.
There are always loads of events going on in Cardiff, sporting, music, food or cultural, so always check what is coming up when you are planning to visit. Events are held at one of the many venues - the Principality Stadium, the Wales Millennium Centre or even in the grounds of the stunning Castle, so be sure to keep a look out.
There is so much to see and do in this lively Welsh city, make sure you leave enough time to fit everything in when you plan your visit. Cael trip da!
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