"Cardiff, Land of my Fathers" Cardiff by MartinSelway

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I was born in Cardiff and lived there for 20 years before leaving to go to University 'Up North'. My parents live there, my Sister lives there, my Aunty & Uncle - so I think I had better get some tips up here as I know it pretty well.

Cardiff is a modern and large City - but you never seem to be overwhelmed by it. It all seems accessible and on a human scale. Having visited most cities in the UK I still rate it as one of the best.

Stay a weekend or a week, there is loads to do and see, and it is an excellent base on which to explore the wider region - like the Heritage Coast, Brecon Beacons, vale of Glamorgan, Wye Valley etc.

Rather than try to cover everything, I will keep my tips to those things that I do consider as 'Must Do's' - in other words, my highlights.


Here are my Cardiff highlights. You'll find more details under the tips section and I'll be adding more when I get time.

Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans
City Centre Shopping
Civic Centre
Cardiff Castle
Castle Coch
Llandaff Cathedral
Cardiff Bay
City Parks: Roath, Cefn On
Glamorgan Heritage Coast

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  • Pros:A large modern City but accessible and on a human scale
  • In a nutshell:Capital City of Wales and my childhood home
  • Intro Updated Nov 27, 2003
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