The capital city of Wales, as well as the largest city in Wales, Cardiff is an area that is steeped in history, immersed in culture and is full of vibrant life. An entertainment and commercial hub in Wales, the city has become a popular tourist destination, with many attractions and places of interest that draw in the crowds. One of the Eurocities network of the largest cities in Europe, Cardiff has grown from a small town prior to the 19th century into a large, bustling, and thriving city. Among the landmarks and places of interest that you will find here are the Millennium Stadium, the Welsh National Museum, Cardiff Castle, City Hall, the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, and the Welsh National War Memorial.
The city boasts a diverse and thriving commercial sector, with office space taken up by a range of SMEs and working professionals. Finance and business sectors are well represented here, with companies such as Admiral Insurance, Legal & General, and Zurich having bases here. ING Direct, British Gas, BT, HBOS, the AA, and SWALEC also have offices in Cardiff, along with a range of smaller businesses and a wide variety of retailers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Cardiff is an entertainment hub, with something for everyone to enjoy when it comes to evening entertainment. St David’s Hall, Motorpoint Arena and the Millennium Stadium host live events and performances. You can head to the Sherman Theatre for live stage acts or enjoy the huge array of pubs, bars, and clubs if you want to be party until the early hours. You can go on a culinary trip around the world in the restaurants of this city, with a huge variety of options available. For fine Italian cooking try Restaurant Minuet or head to My Place for some tasty Polish cuisine. Mina Restaurant offers delicious Lebanese food while Moksh is a great place to enjoy spicy Indian food. A huge variety of places serve British cuisine as well as dishes from countries such as France, Spain, Austria, Portugal, and more.
Cardiff offers good transport links and is home to one of the UK’s busiest railway stations. Cardiff Central railway station offers convenient access to major cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. A suburban railway service known as the Valley Lines Service can also be accessed from here. Good road links, including the M4, the A48, and the A470, provide convenient connections for drivers. There are good bus and taxi networks throughout the city and for those who require air transport links there is Cardiff International Airport.