Cardiff is the cultural and commercial centre of Wales. It is considered one of the top ten shopping destinations in the UK and is famous for its parkland and natural beauty as well as historical sites. It is a popular holiday destination, and for bed and breakfast Cardiff can suit any budget.
Cardiff has many places for outdoor adventure. The Taff Trail is 88 kilometres long and is largely off-road from Cardiff to Brecon for cycling. The Cwmcarn Forest has 15 kilometres of exciting downhill trails for mountain biking and there are a lot more trails in the area. For less strenuous outdoor activities, there are walking tours with Cardiff Walks to visit the surrounding countryside. For the full adrenalin rush, there is karting, quad-biking, paintball and much more.
Cardiff Bay offers water sports for everyone over eight years. There is canoeing, sailing, kayaking, power-boating and windsurfing among other things. One of the best ways to see the sights is on a cycle tour of the city. There are many bed and breakfast hotels with views of the bay.
Cardiff has been the capital of Wales since 1955, but it hasn’t looked back. It has a world class opera house, excellent museums and is especially famous for its exciting and active night life. Considered one of the most fashionable cities in the UK, Cardiff has a lot to offer visitors.
In the heart of the city is Cardiff Castle. The site of a Roman camp over 2,000 years ago, it has acquired history from every century since then. It is both a medieval castle and a Gothic revival Victorian mansion. The Norman keep was built over the Roman fort in 1091. The castle was renovated several times and today, visitors can see the fantastic interiors created in the 19th century. It is a Grade I Listed Building.
The National Roman Legion Museum has a collection of the archaeological finds from Roman times. It also has one of the biggest collections of gemstones that has been found anywhere in the Roman Empire.
On the edge of the city is the St. Fagans National History Museum, an open-air museum with forty buildings brought stone by stone from different places in Wales. It has a medieval church and Victorian school.
There are several organised tours offered in and around the city including history and hauntings tours, wildlife tours, TV and cinema locations tours, Cardiff Bay tours and much more.
Wales has one distillery, the Penderyn Distillery, and visitors can have a tour. One of the smallest distilleries in the world, visitors learn about the single malt barley spirit that is exported worldwide. It is located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty with open moorland, sparkling rivers and breath-taking waterfalls.
Bed and Breakfast hotels are available in Victorian terraced houses and in the shadow of the great Norman castle and can be found in the city centre near pubs and clubs and central trains and buses. The prices range from 70 to 28 pounds per night, so visitors on any kind of budget can enjoy this popular city.
Whether visitors come to Cardiff for the fantastic shopping, great outdoor adventure or some cultural and historical education, they can easily find convenient bed and breakfast hotels with old world charm and modern amenities.
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The New City Hall or New Town Hall in Hanover, Germany at night, is a city hall and was opened on July 20th, 1913, after having been under construction for 12 years.
It is a magnificent, castle-like building of the era of William II in eclectic style at the southern edge of the inner city (outside of the historic city center of Hanover).
The building is embedded in the 10 hectare Maschpark. The Old City Hall is no longer used as the main seat of administration, but houses businesses and the registry office.
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