Cardiff town guide
The Capital of Wales, Cardiff is now the home of the Welsh Assembly. You can take an open-topped bus ride past the old Norman Castle and down to the Cardiff docks, recently undergoing a massive re-development programme.
The University of Wales has a major campus in Cardiff, located in magnificent buildings close to the city centre and the City Hall.
Cardiff Arms Park was for many years the home of Welsh Rugby, but this has now been superseded by the Millennium Stadium. This up to the minute venue, with its sliding roof can used for football or rugby matches and has been the venue for the FA Cup Final in recent years following the closure of Wembley Stadium. It has also seen many vibrant Pop Concerts and has given Cardiff a welcome new lease of life.
Cardiff Rhoose Airport is a short distance away to the West and is served by a variety of scheduled and charter carriers.
Once one of the major Coal exporting ports, now much of the shipping trade has moved away. Evidence of the Coal industry can be seen all around Cardiff. For those more interested in the mining industry a visit to the Big Pit Mining Museum at Blaneavon is well worthwhile.
Barry Island and Penarth, once the local holiday attractions are still visited by steamers from across the Bristol Channel, bringing day-trippers from Bristol, Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.
The holiday resorts along the South Wales Coast and Pembrokeshire are all easily accessible in a hire car as are the valleys and mountains of South Wales. It is so easy to cross the River Severn into England and visit Bristol, Bath or the Cotswolds from here too.