Cardiff Travel Guide


Cardiff is the largest city situated in Wales and also is its capital. Its name is derived from the Welsh language. Its Welsh name is Caerdydd, made up of 'caer', that meant fort, and 'dydd' from Antonius Didius - the Roman leader who constructed a Castle therein. The city is located in the County of Glamorgan towards the south of Wales. The city of Cardiff has a flourishing port, referred to as 'Tiger Bay', being one of the largest in the world. At present, it has a popular centre of nightlife as well as entertainment. Cardiff is home to a University and two colleges associated to the University of Wales.

Cardiff is a beautiful city, no matter for how long you are planning to visit it. It is the capital of Wales. Apart from being the political capital, it is centre for education, business, sports, culture, tourism, business, media and government. Being properly connected with various means of transport, it takes just two hours from London. In fact, it is a part of the Euro cities network of European cities. With plenty of attractions to visit, it is one of the few most visited tourist destinations. You will be surprised to see the incredible castles, museums, stunning parks and exciting festivals with an amiable atmosphere. Cardiff Castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations here. Then there is much more for adults, as well as kids.

Hotels in Cardiff

If you are worried about where to stay while your visit to Cardiff, then no need to feel so when there are so many luxurious places to stay. The best part is that you don’t have to travel a lot to reach any of the major attraction, as these places are located in the heart of the city. Some of the leisure hotels include Angel, Hilton Cardiff, Copthorne Hotel Cardiff and lots more.

Famous Places in Cardiff

Some of the most acclaimed attractions of Cardiff include The National History Museum, Cardiff Castle (most attractive civic centers in the UK), various museums and attractions, parks and garden and so on.

Night Life in Cardiff

If you wan to make most of nightlife, then West End is the place for you, which includes St. Mary Street, The Brewery Quarter and Mill Lane. It promises lots of fun with gambling, dancing, eating, drinking and socialising.

Entertainment in Cardiff

Apart from various historical museums, there are cathedrals, church, Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre (The Tube), Doctor Who Exhibition and a lot more. You can chill out completely with a perfect night out in a number of night clubs, pubs. You can even your favorite world famous cuisines at restaurants. Then there are very many events and festival for you to indulge in.

Top Restaurants & Bars in Cardiff

Some of the top most restaurants in Cardiff are The Thai House, Le Gallois, Le Cassoulet, Metropolis Restaurant and Bar and Woods Brasserie. You can taste world famous cuisines here.

Where to Stay in Cardiff

For your comfortable and affordable stay, there are a large number of inns, cottages, apartments and self catering places.

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