The Welsh capital is a wonderful example of history and heritage living and breathing comfortable alongside smart urban development.
There’s Cardiff Castle, bursting with curious interior embellishments in boundless rooms and housing a Norman fort in its centre, juxtaposed against the Millennium Stadium, the largest stadium in the world, built for the 1999 Rugby World Cup and now home to the Welsh football teams.
Then there’s the charming St Fagans National History Museum, one of Europe’s best open-air museums. It comprises 40 original buildings from different historical periods which have been re-erected in the grounds and gardens of St Fagans Castle. There are also daily workshops showcasing traditional Welsh crafts. Best of all, entry is free!
Make sure to also check out what’s on at the cutting edge Wales Millenium Centre, home of Wales’ performing arts and one of the UK’s best cultural attractions.