Vacations In Cardiff, Wales And Facts You Need To Know



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The city of Cardiff is not just the Welsh capital city, but it is also the most popular visitor destination in Wales and the United Kingdom besides London, the capital city of England. Cardiff is also the biggest of the cities in Wales, but the city remained only a reasonably small town until the beginning of the 1800′s. It was in the early eighteen hundreds that the town of Cardiff saw itself grow into an incredibly important port involved in the transport of coal, and also various other local industry. It was not until twenty eighth of October 1905 that King Edward VII of England granted the town of Cardiff city status, however, strangely, it only became the capital of Wales on the twentieth of December 1955.

After Cardiff was declared the capital it soon became home to most national institutions, including the University of Wales Registry Building, the National Museum of Wales and the Welsh National War Memorial. For a sustained period of time the organisations involved in Information and Technology have seen amazing expansion and also with, , to a lesser degree various other sectors of business, most noticeably in service industries. Tourism has also witnessed dramatic increases and today there are surprising numbers of places offering Cardiff bed & breakfast.

Tourist Attractions To Visit In Cardiff

Although Cardiff has only had city status for 100 years, interestingly there has been a castle in existence there for approximately 2 thousand years. The Cardiff Castle which we currently see is, most probably, the most popular tourist attraction in the city and can be discovered right in the very middle of the city centre. It is possible to go on a guided tour investigating the castle’s interior, and, enjoy a pleasant stroll around the stunningly picturesque gardens of the castle. There is also a newly opened Interpretation Centre at the castle which shows the differing development stages, of the castle,  across the ages from Roman times right up to modern times.

The city of Cardiff also has a fair few modern tourist attractions including the wonderful Techniquest, one of Great Britain’s most popular Science Discovery centres. At the Science Discovery centre visitors will be presented with in excess of one hundred hands on exhibits, designed to fascinate and entertain folk of all ages. There’s also a hi-tech Science Theatre, a lab, a Discovery Room and a planetarium.

There are a great many more attractions to see in the city of Cardiff, so, if you and your family are in the process of deciding upon taking a break there it is vital that you reserve your  room at your first opportunity as, unfortunately Cardiff hotels and guest houses tend to be surprisingly busy and are frequently fully booked for months in advance. If your group is large you may find that Cardiff serviced apartments turns out to be a less expensive alternative by comparison with bed and breakfast accommodation.

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