Language: English / Welsh
Currency: Pound sterling
Cardiff has only been the Welsh capital since 1955, and its youth is evident in the urban regeneration the city has been undergoing in recent years. This fact together with the influx of students to the city has meant that Cardiff now has countless shops, eateries and a thriving nightlife with which to entertain its visitors.
Cardiff Castle is one of the main stops for tourists. The tower offers magnificent views, while the gardens are populated by geese, peacocks and ducks. St. Mary’s Street, which leads up to the castle has many independent shops.
There are plenty of museums to wander around in, the National Museum of Wales is the main one, with a collection of Welsh, European, and French Impressionist art. You’ll find the museum in Cathay Park, also home to the Civic Centre, the Law Courts of 1906, and the University College.
There is plenty in terms of entertainment. The Welsh National Opera and Welsh Proms may be of interest to some, whilst many rock and pop concerts take place at the Millenium Stadium, also home to the Welsh rugby team.
The waterfront area has an array of bars and restaurants, and the Café Quarter contains, most appropriately, cafes and more drinking holes.