Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales (Caerdydd is the Welsh name of the city) and also be the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is the country’s chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions and also the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. The Cardiff metropolitan area makes up over a third of the total population of Wales. It is an important tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with millions of visitors visiting every year.
It is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion in the city centre of Cardiff. The original castle is from the 11th century. Then it is rebuilt in stone in the 12th century, with a shell keep and new substantial defensive walls. Further development was in the 13th century by Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester.
You have a nice option to see all of Cardiff’s spectacular sights on a City Sightseeing ‘Hop-on, hop-off’ bus tour. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this sightseeing experience with the distinctive double-decker bus. You get the sightseeing pass for 24 hours, giving you ample time to explore the City.
St Fagans National History Museum
It is commonly referred to as St Fagans is an open-air museum in Cardiff. It displays the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. The museum is part of the wider network of National Museum Wales. It comprises of 40+ buildings from various locations in Wales.
Cardiff Barrage in south Cardiff creates an area Cardiff Bay. The regeneration of this Bay is one of the most successful projects in the United Kingdom. The Bay water is from two rivers viz. Taff and Ely to form a large freshwater lake around the former dockland area. There is 24-hour access to Bay through three locks.
Wales Millennium Centre is an arts centre in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales. The Phase 1 opened in 2004, and Phase 2 in 2009. The centre hosts performances of Opera, Ballet, Dance, Theater, Comedy, and Musicals.
The Millennium Stadium
The Stadium currently recognizes as the Principality Stadium. It is the national stadium of Wales, which is the home of the Wales national rugby union team. The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the reason for constructing this stadium. Apart from this stadium, there are SWALEC Stadium, City Stadium, International Sports Stadium, and Arms Park making it a Sports City.
Techniquest is a Welsh science and discovery centre near the Bay. Techniquest gives visitors a hands-on style to science. It includes a science theatre, a planetarium, and a discovery centre. It is an excellent place to visit with School going children.