"Caerdydd - Britain's young capital" Cardiff by HORSCHECK
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A long weekend in Germany at the end of May 2005 led me to the Welsh capital Cardiff (Caerdydd). It is home to about 320.000 people and just celebrates its 100th anniversary of city status and 50 years of Capital of Wales.
Cardiff is a very lively city with many historical and architectural sights. Among them is Cardiff Castle and the famous Millenium Stadium. For a change from the busy city centre I walked to both the small village of Llandaff and the regenerated Cardiff Bay, which are about 2 miles outside of the city centre. Apart from that, I took a trip by bus to the Glamorgan seaside resort Penarth.
One of the highlights of this trip was a VT meeting with two famous local VT members. We explored the Cardiff pub and restaurant scene and tested the different versions of Cardiff's own brewed beer Brains.
"Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time."
--- Steven Wright ---
- Pros:Relatively small capital with almost everything in walking distance.
- Cons:Road closures during mega events in the Millenium Stadium.
- In a nutshell:Britain's young capital.
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