The city of Cardiff is the vibrant capital of Wales and is famous for its castle, lively nightlife and magnificent Millennium Stadium. The historic castle, whose origins date back to the 11th century, is perfectly located in the centre. The castle's former grounds are now Bute Park, 130 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens that make it Cardiff's principle green space.
Cardiff Bay is the largest waterfront development in Europe. It's home to the National Assembly for Wales and pre-booked guided tours are available. Also here is the Wales Millennium Centre, which is a premier arts and cultural venue hosting a variety of performances including ballet, opera, dance, musicals and comedy.
Whatever their age, fans of Doctor Who won't want to miss coming face to face with the Daleks at the top rated Doctor Who Experience, also located at Cardiff Bay.
Some of the best hotels in Cardiff are here, including the Hilton, Holiday Inn, Travelodge and Mercure, amongst others.
There are also plenty of Cardiff hotels in the centre and a great selection of bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering apartments.
Cardiff's Civic Centre is considered to be Britain's finest. It's made up of several buildings dating back to the early 20th century and Alexandra Gardens, a central park. Notable buildings include City Hall, the National Museum and Gallery of Wales and Cardiff Crown Court. Best enjoyed on foot, why not take a walking tour to learn more?
The Millennium Stadium is the country's national stadium and proud home to the Welsh rugby union team. It also stages football internationals as well as motor sport events and large-scale music concerts by some of the world's leading artists. A behind the scenes tour takes you into the dressing rooms and through the tunnel.
Be aware that when the stadium is hosting an event, it has a seated capacity of 74,500, so you are advised to book your accommodation well ahead.
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