Cardiff City & Waterfront
Move to a historic city that’s buzzing with life, from a vibrant modern waterfront to world-class cultural attractions
Cardiff’s seamless mix of old and new is made all the more impressive by the fact that its renaissance was so recent. Since the new millennium, the ancient city has undergone a major transformation, turning it into an amazingly modern place to live, study and have fun.
Spend a sunny afternoon exploring the glittering waterfront shops, bars and cafes of Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay. Enter the huge copper dome of the Millennium Centre to catch an exhibition or play. Step into the famous Tardis at The Dr Who Experience, an interactive exhibition dedicated to the legendary Timelord of British and now worldwide television culture. You might even catch a glimpse of the Doctor and his assistant filming.
Watch a match or see a world-famous singer perform at the massive Millennium Stadium, home of the Welsh rugby team. Or shop until you drop at the huge Capitol Shopping Centre. Despite its recent rejuvenation, the city’s 2,000 year history is still very much a part of the culture. Step back in time to explore Cardiff Castle’s incredible transformation from a Norman keep to an opulent Victorian palace, fit for a fairytale.
The city maintains a lively student scene - browse its vintage shops and vinyl stores and tuck into cupcakes in trendy coffee houses. Stop by The Plan Café in the gorgeous Morgan Arcade for some of the best coffee in town with an organic snack. And no night out in Cardiff is complete without a pit stop to refuel at Dorothy’s in Caroline Street or ‘Chippy Lane’ as it’s lovingly named, for its array of great fish and chip shops.