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Cardiff Visitor information

The Capital of Wales is the perfect place to start exploring Wales, where you will find the main tourist attractions but also many points of interests. 

From Cardiff’s castle, you can go down to Cardiff’s Bay, the short walk takes you through the city’s Victorian-era. Over 2,600 feet of busling Victorian shopping arcades, the Royal Arcade was built in 1858 and it remains unchanged to this day with limitless choice of Welsh crafts and woolen items. 

The same walk will lead you to the Mermaid Quay that features many historic landmarks of Cardiff, such as the Pierhead Building. The red stone edifice is also called « Baby Big Ben » or « Big Ben of Wales ». If you are traveling with kids, the top-rated attraction Techniquest, a great interactive science centre to entertain families and young developing minds. 

And for everyone who wants to learn more about the Welsh history, a visit at the National Museum of Cardiff among its collection of archaeology, contemporary arts and natural history – it also displays paintings including the impressionists Monet and Picasso, along with the sculptures by Rodin. 

Travel 

Cardiff is a compact, flat city. Most parts of the city centre are pedestrianised, and easy to get around on foot. You can find the city at the tourism office or online to check out the different routes and attractions. 

Cardiff has a well established network of buses running throughout town and to the surrounding areas, such as Caerphilly, Tongwynlais, and the Valleys. 

It's easy to get around Wales by train, bus, car or even domestic flight. Cardiff airport is the busiest airport in Wales and several bus companies operate at Cardiff Airport including an Express bus service that runs between Cardiff Airport and Cardiff city centre every 20 minutes in the summer and every 30 minutes in winter.

History of Cardiff

The first major settlement was founded by the Romans in 55 AD, where they built a fort where Cardiff Castle now stands.

In 1093 a Norman knight named Robert Fitzhamon built the motte and bailey castle of today, and a small town grew up around it. 

But in 1766 the Castle came to the hands of the noble Bute Family, the Butes are very well known to have had an incredible impact on the development of Cardiff into a city. The castle went under many restorations and was later redesigned by the former architect William Burges, it therefore became one of the greatest Victorian masterpieces of Wales. 

Llandaff Cathedral boasts some of the finest medieval architecture in Wales. The cathedral was founded by Bishop Urban in 1107 on the site of what seems to have been a 6th century celtic church. During the Middle Ages, the church was attracting pilgrims who came to visit the shrine of St Teilo. It is stated that many miracles were witnessed there while he was alive and also later at his tomb.

In the city center of Cardiff, one of the last beautiful medieval buildings that still stands is the St John Baptist Church. It was founded by benedictine monks in 1180. It is a Grade 1 Listed building with many interesting architectural features and stained glass windows. 

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