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Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and also the largest city in the country. It is rich in history, and has top class attraction and entertainment found both in the city centre, along the mesmerising Cardiff Bay with its beautiful docks and also in its surrounding countryside. The Bay area is also home to the Doctor Who Experience, which is a must for any fan of Doctor Who.
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Why visit ?
As the capital of Wales Cardiff is a thriving modern city and well worth visiting holiday too. Considered one of the best cities for shopping in the whole of the UK, most visitors head to the city centre or take a walk along Mermaid Quay.
Many of the city’s best attractions date from its millennial regeneration project that saw it transform to the modern, cosmopolitan place it is today. The city center has a diversity of attractions and things to see and experience. It regularly holds festivals, markets and conventions that have both historic and modern themes.
Some of the city’ best tourist attractions includes the Wales Millennium Centre, a stunning performance arts venue and the Millennium Stadium which plays host to both major rugby and football games. If you are lucky enough to be in town when a big match is on you may be able to get tickets.
The Norman keep of Cardiff Castle is the city’s most popular historic landmark and today serves as the home of the Firing Line Regimental Museum. The Cardiff Bay area, which is where much of the recent regeneration took place, is now a thriving area home to plenty of opportunities for watersports as well as a great place to dance the night away.
Cardiff hotels range from cosy b&b’s, both centrally located and in the surrounded areas, as well as modern, state of the art business hotels in the Bay area. Cheap hotels are located all over the city even in the heart of the old centre.
At Cardiff Bay you will find the Wales Millennium Centre which is consider one of the world’s top art and sport centres. The docks are also a must see for any visitor to the city and the bay area has a Doctor Who exhibition that is a very popular stop with fans of the show.
The city’s dock also offers an unforgettable experience as you can enjoy the seaside views, the busy port and also the flavours of the sea and local cuisine at the many restaurants and cafés along the rugged coastline.
When it comes to historic attractions, the city does not disappoint. There are a large variety of beautiful castles to enjoy that date back to before the Roman occupation of the area. There are also has many haunted sites that are perfect for spooky thrill seekers. As a city rich in both modern and historical attractions, it is easy to see why it is such a popular place to visit in Wales and it will keep you almost endlessly entertained.
Places to Stay – Where to Stay ?
When visiting this beautiful Welsh city, you will enjoy a variety of different places to stay, both within the city centre itself, as well as the surrounding outskirts, and along the Bay and docks as well as in the surrounding countryside. The sat nav postcode district of the city centre is CF10.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is a popular choice as a B&B offers a great opportunity to experience quaint Wales’s hospitality and they are often offered at very reasonable prices. There are many privately owned B&Bs throughout the city that accommodates individuals, couples, as well as families in a family room. A B&B with a swimming pool is a popular choice, especially during the summer months.
In Cardiff you will find both boutique accommodation, as well as cheap hotels dotted throughout the city that offer family rooms, swimming pool facilities, self-catering as well as a lot of other services to suit any need or budget, allowing you to enjoy your stay in this diverse and beautiful Welsh city.
Places in the city center are close to the St. David’s Shopping Complex and within minutes walk from The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Castle, and the Central Train Station.
A stunning property in Cardiff Bay, set in an iconic building, is the popular St David’s Hotel & Spa. The Mermaid Quay is within easy reach. Guest staying here can spend a day in the award-winning Marine Spa which features a swimming pool, 2 hydrotherapy pools, a modern fitness studio and relaxation room. Indulgent beauty treatments are also available.
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The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay CF10 4GA
address : Discovery Quay, Porth Teigr | Butetown, Cardiff CF10 4GA, Wales
Located in the city’s Porth Teigr area not far from the studios where Dr. Who is filmed. If your a Doctor Who fan you will love this experience. The tour starts with a 20 minute interactive experience with a guide and ends with the museum.
Plenty of hotels are located within easy reach of the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay. The sat nav postcode for the venue is CF10 4GA.
Where is Cardiff ?
The Welsh capital city is set in the Glamorgan region of Wales.
The main international airport of the city is Cardiff Airport CWL, which is located just over 10 miles from the city center. Flights depart and arrive from all over the UK and from destinations across Europe.