Cardiff

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Places to stay in Cardiff

The capital of Wales since 1955, Cardiff has undergone significant regeneration and modernisation since manufacturing industries began to decline in the latter half of the 20th century. The rebuilt Cardiff Bay now houses the Welsh Assembly building, the home of the Welsh National Opera, Techniquest science and discovery centre and a host of other striking buildings. Cardiff is now thriving centre for the arts, business and shopping.

The wider area of the Vale of Glamorgan boasts beautiful rolling countryside and a rugged coastline with numerous high-quality beaches.

 
Hostels in Cardiff
Hostels in Cardiff

If you want to enjoy the scenic countryside and coast of South Wales but have all the amenities of a city on hand, then Cardiff is the ideal place to base a break. YHA has a hostel in the city allowing you to easily sample the attractions of the Welsh capital.

 

Five Free Things To Do In Cardiff

Cardiff Bay Visitors Centre
This striking building is found on Harbour Drive in the revitalised Cardiff Bay area, providing a fascinating portrait of the city's maritime history and its modern regeneration.

Explore the mines
Just outside Cardiff is the Big Pit, a genuine working coalmine which is now used to illustrate how the mining industry developed over the years, with working technology from the 1870s onwards.

Natural history
One of Europe's best open-air museums, the St Fagans National History Museum celebrates Welsh life and culture with authentic displays in over 100 acres of picturesque parklands.

Art
The Bay Art Gallery and the Albany Gallery are just two examples of the many free art exhibitions appearing in and around modern Cardiff, celebrating local and international artists.

Doctor Who Locations
Cardiff is the home of Doctor Who! Episodes from the last few seasons have nearly all been filmed in Cardiff - making it the ideal place to explore as a Doctor Who fan.

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