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Places to See

  • Cardiff City Hall

    Cardiff City Hall

  • City Hall

    Cardiff City Administration Centre

  • Cardiff Castle

    Historic Cardiff Castle

These pictures tell the story of Cardiff’s Roath Park and the history behind its iconic features

The history of the Cardiff park which opened in 1894. as explained by local historian and former librarian Anne Bell. Loved by many people who frequent the parks of Cardiff, Roath Park has a rich history of attractions throughout its existence. It officially opened in 1894 and since then has had a special place in the hearts of the people …

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Millennium Stadium Cardiff

millennium stadium

Cardiff Millennium Stadium, opened in June 1999, is one of the leading sport, music concert and exhibition venues in the United Kingdom and has a fully seated capacity of 74,500 spectators over 3 tiers. Boasting the first fully retractable roof in the country, Cardiff Millennium Stadium has quickly become a world class host for such events as the English FA …

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The heroes and heroines of the past who helped shape Wales

William Burgess - Three fates chimney piece Castell Coch

The stories of those who shape the  nation are a massive part of history,  and there are plenty of great names  from Wales’ past who have helped to  shape this great country of ours. In celebration, Cadw, the Welsh Government’s  historic environment service, has commissioned  The Heroes and Heroines of Wales story  collection to bring to life and reveal the …

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How to enjoy Wales’ amazing national parks

National park - Brecon Beacons

Snowdonia – National Parks Events: Designed for those with limited paddling experience, The Big Canoe takes place on August 2 3 and offers a no-pressure environment in which to boost your knowledge, develop your skills and find out what the sport is all about. Try out a wide range of boats, from touring canoes and creaking bots to slalom kayaks. …

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Art Galleries and studios

The Gate Roath

There is a diverse selection of studio art galleries in Cardiff. Each of these art galleries has  a certain uniqueness about it.  The Victoria Fearn Gallery is to be found in Rhiwbina and displays contemporary art in a walk through gallery. Gifts of British origin are to be found in the body of the shop and either Carole or Victoria …

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How this hillfort was the seat of power for Cardiff

Cardiff Hill Fort

New evidence has revealed that an ancient hillfort in Caerau was the powerhouse for the whole of Cardiff more than 2,000 years ago. Archaeologists working on the Iron Age hillfort have discovered it was the political and power centre for the entire Cardiff region. Excavations are being carried out at the site as part of the CAER Heritage Project by …

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Doctor Who fans set to blast replica Tardis into space

Doctor Who

Fans of Doctor Who are known for their eccentricity, but a dad and daughter are taking fandom to interstellar proportions. Lifelong Whovian Robert Doyle and teenage daughter Alex have raised tens of thousands of dollars to blast a replica Tardis into orbit to celebrate the BBC Wales show’s 50th anniversary. Robert, 43, and Alex, 18, who live in Florida, smashed …

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Cardiff’s Historic Buidlings

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff became the city it now is as a result of the vast profits from coal and steel being used to construct lavish buildings. Some exist today some don’t. They do, however provide some great places for kids to visit. Nestled in the mountains overlooking Cardiff is Castell Coch, as it emerges through the tree it is the stuff fairy …

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Cefn Mably Farm

Look out for the Pink Pig! It’s a farm with a god soft play centre and a large café. Recently refurbished with a covered area so you can still have fun even if it’s raining. Acts as a sanctuary for rabbits and cats. Good duck pond. If its holiday time its best to go early, otherwise the animals get full …

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The Welsh Hawking Centre

The Welsh Hawking centre is much more than just an opportunity to see birds of prey. The demonstrations are superb, complete with narration and fascinating facts. Situated in the Vale of Glamorgan near Barry and it has a kids animal farm and of course a café. The Welsh Hawking Centre, Weycock Road, Barry CF62 3AA 01446 734 687 www.welsh-hawking.co.uk

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