On the south coast of Wales lies the beautiful capital city of Cardiff. The city offers a vibrant range of unique attractions, entertainment and shopping arcades, plus the revitalised waterfront at Cardiff Bay.
Cardiff began as a Roman fort. The Romans invaded Wales about 50 AD and about 55 AD they built a fort on the site of Cardiff. The town of Cardiff was founded when the Normans conquered Glamorgan. A Norman called Robert Fitz Hamon conquered the area. He built a wooden castle within the walls of the old Roman fort. (The castle was rebuilt in stone in the early 12th century). Soon a little town grew up in the shadow of the castle. That often happened in the Middle Ages as the castle's garrison provided a market for the goods made by the craftsmen of the town. In 1905 Cardiff was made a city. A new City Hall was opened in 1906 and Queen Alexandra Dock was built in 1907.
Cardiff is now a flourishing city. The redevelopment of Cardiff Bay has created attractions including the Mermaid Quay, which is famous for its restaurants ranging from well known chains such as Nandos to smaller boutique outlets, Roald Dahl Plass and the Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village. Furthermore Cardiff Millennium Centre and the Welsh National Opera provide a wide range of shows and musicals that can satisfy anyone’s cultural needs.
There are also a wide range of boat tours that depart from the Bay that provide a unique view of all the waterside landmarks as well as providing a unique insight into the nautical history of the city. Cardiff really is a place to escape to for a weekend. There are a wide variety of hotels across the city that can suit all needs ranging from budget B&Bs to some of Wales most prestigious hotels.
Parking with Q-Park in Cardiff provides a safe and secure facility for customers to leave their car in as they explore Cardiff from a central location.