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An overview of Cardiff

Cardiff was made the capital of Wales in 1955, after only having become a city in 1905. In recognition of its economic wealth and prosperity. cardiff is situated on the River Taff and surrounded on three sides by hills that run down to Cardiff Bay. Cardiff began live as a Roman fort in 75 AD, and grew steadily as a settlement until the industrial revolution. In 1536 Wales was joined to England symbolically in the Act of Union. In 1830 the building of Cardiffs dockyards was begun. These were used to transport coal from the Valleys around the world. Coal was brought by pack horse, and later by canal and the Taff Vale railway, from Merthyr Tydfil. This was then loaded on to ships in the Port and exported via Tiger Bay. Today Cardiff is the major centre in Wales for finance and business industries. Tertiary industries have made up 75% of Cardiff's business expansion since the 1980's.The Devolution Bill was passed in 1999, this granted Wales its own self governance, and the newly created Welsh Assembley was created, and now has its home in Cardiff Bay. Cardiff generates 20% of the contries Gross National Product (GNP), and is a major draw for workers in the surrounding area.

English is the prodominat language spoken in Cardiff. Welsh is spoken by 11% of the population. Welsh, English, Latin, Norman-French and Norse have all been widely spoken throughout Cardiff's history. Cardiff has a diverse community with several mosques, synnogoges, and churches serving the needs of the community. One study found that 94 different languages are spoken in Cardiff.

Cardiff is situatied 140 miles from London, which lies to its East. Heathrow Airport is 137 miles to the East of Cardiff, and this normally takes 2 hours 30 minutes by car. cardiff has excellent rail connections to the capital and along the Welsh coast towards Carmarthen and Tenby, as well as further north, allowing you to explore the Valley country.

Local Attractions ans sites of interest

Roman Catholic Cathedral - was built in 1916.

Celtic Manour - Large golf course in nearby Newport, with an Internationally renowned reputation.

Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch, St Fagans Castle, Twmpath Castle, Llandaff Bishops Palace. - These are all Famous Cardiff castles! Due to its situation at the mouth of the Severn Bridge Cardiff has needed to be heavily fortified. The city can now boast the largest concentration of castles in the world.

Music and nightlife

Cardiff International Arena - A major venue for music gigs.

The Point - a converted Catholic church, now a major gigging venue.

Shopping

Cardiff is in the top ten places to shop in the UK. The best shopping can be found at:

St Davids Centre, Queens Arcade and Capitol centre. Howevr, if you like your shopping experince to include some Victorian architectuire visit: High st Arcade, Castle Arcade, Wyndham Arcade, Royal Arcade, Morgan Arcade or the famous Cardiff Indoor Central Market.

SPORT

No town page on Cardiff would be complete without mentioning the City's numerous Sporting grounds.It has been said that rugby is as Welsh as coal mining or Tom Jones. It is the national sport and thousands of loyal fans turn out to watch every game.

The Millennium Stadium is prehaps the most famous venue, and plays host to a variety of sporting occasions. But by far the most popular is Rugby. No trip to Cardiff is complete without watching a game of rugby in the pub, pint in hand. Cardiff has Several teams, The Welsh Rugby Union team, represent Wales at international Rugby Union events, and compete annually in the Six Nations. The Millenium Stadium has a rugby cross bar over the enterance, and fans have been known to try and "convert" beer cans over it after a match.

Cardiff Arms Park is Home to Cardiff Blues. The Blues represent one of the four Welsh regional rugby union teams.

The SWALEC Cricket Ground - is home to local and international tests.

The Welsh Institute of Sport in Sofia Gardens, plays host to various sporting events from Gymnastics to Fencing.

Hotels

Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

24-26, Newport Road,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan,

CF24 0DD

Tel: 02921 158 568

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Atlantic Wharf,

Schooner Way,

Cardiff,

CF10 4RT

Tel: 029 2115 8027

WYNFORD HOTEL

Clare St,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF11 6BD

Tel: 029 2115 8099

Ibis Cardiff Gate

Malthouse Avenue,

Pontprennau,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF23 8RA

Tel: 02920 733 222

Best Western St. Mellons Hotel

Castleton,

Cardiff, South Glamorgan,

CF3 2XR

Tel: 01633 680355

Park Inn Cardiff

Circle Way East,

Llanedeyrn,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF23 9XF

Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399

Cardiff North Premier Inn

Pentwyn Road,

South Glamorgan,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF23 7XH

Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399

Seoul House

Cae Garw,

Newport Road,

St. Mellons,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF3 2WH

Tel: 01633 681662

The Angel Hotel

Castle St,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF10 1SZ

Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399

Etap Cardiff Centre

Tyndall Street,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF10 4BE

Tel: 02920 458 131

ML Lodge

108, St. Mary St,

Cardiff,

South Glamorgan

CF10 1DX

Booking Line: 0845 45 66 399