Sitting on the south coast of the country where the river Taff meets the Severn estuary, Cardiff is the capital of Wales.
Despite being the largest city in the country, the country town of Glamorgan is one of the smallest capital cities in the
whole of europe, with just 341,000 people calling it home.
It's port once a bustling hub for the exportation of coal, the city is rich with history and culture. It's thriving arts scene and modern shopping centres sees around 18 million tourists visit the city each year; soaking up the modern conveniences of a metropolitan centre only a stone's throw from the idyllic Welsh countryside.
For thespians and sportsmen, amateur historians and shopaholics, Cardiff has something for everyone, and with living costs 80% cheaper than London, it's a capital city that packs a cultural punch without breaking the bank. With Bristol a mere 40 miles away, and London 150 miles you've not got far to go for a weekend city-swap - you could even hop on a plane from cardiff airport. It is a wonderful city and according to statistics of removal services increasingly more people choose it as their new destination. Regardless whether it is business removals, private relocation, you can easily find either large firms offering removals Cardiff or small man and van Brighton teams which will be helpful in your removal. Additional our website allows you to get free quote from different moving firm. You can compare removal companies London against moving firms in Cardiff. So if you decide to move into Cardif, it's always worth to compare removal prices from different service providers.
Partly refurbished walls and a spectacular banqueting hall can be found in the centre of the city. Keep your eyes peeled while in the grounds, historical reenactments and jousting tournaments are commonplace.
Found in the city's civic centre, the museum houses a collection of archaeology, natural history and art; boasting impressionist works from the likes of Picasso and Monet.
Centred on the long-running BBC show, Cardiff Bay's newer attraction has quickly become one of it's most popular.
Home of the Wales rugby union team and 74,500 capacity entertainment venue.
Encompassing eight welsh national arts centres, the millennium centre covers nearly 5 acres, and is one of the city's most important cultural features.
Cardiff is the primary growth hub of the Welsh economy accounting for almost 20% of Welsh GDP; driven by the strength of the city's retail, finance, media and tourism sectors. This is quite a shift from the 19th century, in which the production of steel and - more importantly - the export of coal was the primary economic driver. At the time Cardiff was the world's most important coal port, shipping more volume than Liverpool and London.
The aforementioned Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Centre are perhaps jewels in the City's cultural crown, though
the urban parks, galleries and smaller theatre venues dotted around the city are well worth uncovering.
The castle is one of Wales' leading historical attractions, built on the site of a roman fort with a striking array of towers and spires that could have easily been torn from the pages of a fairytale. These may capture the imagination of the castles more mild-mannered visitors, but the historically accurate trebuchet will surely catch the eye of medieval warfare buffs. Originally constructed for a Hollywood feature, a team of castle staff have been specially trained to fire the siege weapon (you know, just in case...).
Aiming to be the 'furnace of inspiration' (as the striking inscription on the exterior of the structure reads) the Wales Millennium Centre is a must for visitors to Cardiff. Home to as many as eight resident partners, it's the place to go for theatre, ballet, contemporary dance and even circus performers. It's fast become one of the city's biggest attractions, with over 13 million recorded visitors since 2004, partly thanks to the 4000 free performances stages at the centre since it's opening.
Admittedly, not every visitor to the Welsh capital is looking for a heavy dose of culture. Thankfully, there's a myriad of choices for a spot of retail therapy, from the six victorian arcades to the oldest record store in the world (founded in 1894) to one of the largest shopping centres in the UK. If it's food you're after, Cardiff boasts a thriving artisan grub and craft beer scene, as well as a wealth of bars, traditional pubs, and clubs and late night venues for the night owls - it really helps to meet new people once you are relocating away from friends.
As you'd expect from a capital city, Cardiff plays host to numerous high profile sporting events, from international rugby union fixtures and european club cup fixtures at the millennium stadium, to English football league games at the Cardiff city stadium (shared with the Cardiff Blues rugby Union team). The city is also home to many of the country's sporting governing bodies including Sport Wales and the Federation of Disability Sport Wales. With cricket, hockey and even baseball teams residing in the city there's no shortage of options for those with a love of competitive sport.