Standing tall as the vibrant capital city of Wales, Cardiff offers all visitors a wide variety of exciting things to see and do during their stay. Positioned in the south of the UK with its periphery bordering the Bristol Channel, it's a city that has all the typical quirky delights of a seaside town - including the aromatic whiff of fish and chip shops, jingling amusement arcade centres, and scenic boat trips - whilst also boasting a sense of sophistication at its core with fine architecture, toppling skyscrapers and shopping complexes in the city centre. Despite its multicultural presence, Cardiff never strays too far away from its roots, and for anyone looking to catch a taste of Welsh agriculture and produce, there are two excellent local farmer's markets to visit in Roath and Riverside.
There is a rich sense of history and culture in the air in the city of Cardiff. Cardiff attractions like Cardiff Castle, Castle Coch, the National Museum of Cardiff and St Fagan's National History Museum provide visitors with an opportunity to lap up this sense of nationalism and pride. For culture vultures, the Chapter Arts Centre on Market Road showcases art, performances and film from all over the world, and for anyone wishing to deeply immerse themselves in some true Welsh passion, a visit to the Cardiff City Stadium or The Millennium Stadium on match day ought to do the trick.
Cardiff is home to a dizzying selection of entertainment and nightlife, ranging from vibrant shows at the Wales Millennium Centre, to classy theatre pieces showcased at The New Theatre in Park Place. The Welsh capital also offers a terrific selection of eateries in and around the city centre, including fine Italian cuisine at Casanova, tender British meat at The Potted Pig and even the chance to dine in a prison environment by visiting The Clink. The stretch of St Mary Street is packed to the rafters with colourful bars and music venues like Yard Bar Kitchen, Missoula and Revolution and several traditional pubs serving Welsh ale exist in the shape of City Arms on Quay Street and The Gravity Station on Barrack Lane.
Cardiff has much beauty and striking scenery to offer, with a visit to Cathays Park and Bute Park a great way to truly drink in the Welsh shrubbery and surroundings. Cardiff Bay provides a dazzling sight on a warm summer's day with water stretching as far as the eye can see, whilst a little further afield near the village of Pentyrch sits the striking Garth Hill. Another sight worth taking in is the Animal Wall located in the city's Castle Quarter, which features 15 separate sculptures of different creatures. Lastly, for anyone wishing to see the city in all its glory, the Cardiff Centenary Walk takes participants through 41 separate sights/landmarks.