About Cardiff

Wales’ creative and down-to-earth capital

Sandwiched between the Welsh heritage coastline, the world’s first coastal path to cover an entire country, a National Park voted one of the best in Europe, and one of only a handful of International Dark Sky Reserves in the world, Cardiff is the perfect location to host a summer city festival.

Cardiff was built on a Roman Fort and once boasted one of the busiest ports in the world. It is now one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, within a bilingual nation. Proudly diverse, 94 different languages are spoken in the city, springing from the wonderful melting pot of nationalities originally brought together by the city's historic docks and industrial past. Multiculturalism runs deep here.

With its iconic castle, indoor and outdoor markets, Victorian shopping arcades, thriving independent businesses, vintage shopping emporia and many museums, Cardiff wears its capital status lightly, with more green space per person than any other major UK city.

Cardiff’s surroundings are equally spectacular. A short drive north takes you to the mountainous beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and you’ll find world-class beaches at the Gower peninsular, just over an hour’s drive west.

What can we say? We love it, and we hope you will too.

We've also put a list together of our top suggestions of things to see and do whilst you're here! Take a look on our blog.