Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, and lies at the mouths of the Taff and Ely rivers on the Bristol Channel. It is the largest city in Wales and is an important administrative, commercial, and industrial centre.
Though it had a reputation of being a rough, industrial city, Cardiff has changed dramatically in recent years. It is now a lively and modern capital city, gaining popularity with tourists interested in its history and culture. As well as the many historical attractions, an exciting waterfront development has been created in the old docks area at Cardiff Bay. The development incorporates restaurants, shops, museums, housing and a marina.
Things to See and Do
* Millenium Stadium
* Cardiff Castle
* Cardiff Bay
* City Hall
* Norwegian Church
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English and Welsh
Land Area – 139 sq km’s
Population – 320,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The port of Cardiff is located 1.5 km’s from the city centre.
Transport Links – The main airport is Cardiff International Airport. This is the only major airport in Wales and is situated some 12 miles to the south-west of the city in the Vale of Glamorgan. Cardiff Central station is a major hub for many services and is in an ideal location being very close to the main city centre attractions and is in close proximity to Cardiff Bay. National Express operates regular services to and from most major cities in England and Wales with Cardiff Central bus station.
Cardiff and especially the central area are pretty compact with the main attractions being quite close to each other making getting around on foot quite easy. Cardiff Bus offer a comprehensive network of services across the city, to the nearby City of Newport and to destinations in the Vale of Glamorgan. River Taff Waterbus runs regularly during the summer season between the Millenium Stadium and Cardiff Bay.