Review of Top Event Venues in Cardiff
A city since 1905 and capital of Wales since 1955, Cardiff is now home to the Welsh National Assembly. With a population of approximately 350,000 people, the city has a diverse cultural mix. Cardiff has developed over recent years to be one of the top locations for hosting major events of all types. Its reputation for hospitality and friendliness linked with the investment in modern facilities means that the city is now host to a vast array of sporting and cultural events throughout the year.
Cardiff has a long and rich history based mainly on industry, coal and the dock facilities. Once these heavy industries began to decline during the latter part of the 20th century, the city underwent a huge redevelopment with millions of pounds being spent to attract new businesses to the area and to improve the infrastructure, making the city a destination of choice and an attractive event location.
There is much to see and do in Cardiff. The major landmarks include the Millennium Stadium, which in 2010 will see diverse events from Wales v South Africa Rugby to Paul McCartney`s latest tour. Other notable sights include the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Castle, Llandarf Hall and St. David`s Hall, again home to many a concert.
The city has also been transformed by the redevelopment of the Cardiff Bay area by the enclosing of the sea behind a man made barrage. With additional venues such as Cardiff International Arena, many now host a wide range of sporting, music and theatre productions attracting many thousands of tourists to the city each year.
And it is easy to see why. Cardiff is easy to get to with a fast motorway link to Bristol and London to the east and onwards to the ferry post to Ireland in the west. There is also an international airport and a rail service that delivers passengers into the heart of the capital – just a short walk from many of the buildings and sites that host sporting and other events in the city. In recent years, the city has been voted as one of the top ten tourist destinations by Britons and Fommers, the renowned US travel guide, ranked it in the top 13 destinations in the world.
There is a vibrant nightlife in the city with a wide range of restaurants, pubs and bars close to the heart of the city to attract the willing tourist. Whilst that may cover the night time hours, the daytime is also well catered for since the city is also one of the top ten retail destinations in the UK. For those not taken by the opportunity to shop, there are a large number of parks in which to walk and over 1,000 listed buildings to visit.
As the city has grown so has the ability to house and cater for the vast number of visitors each year. There are hotels and guest houses to suit every budget. With so much capacity, there is always an opportunity to find cheap hotels in Cardiff, particularly at quieter times when there are fewer high profile sporting or concert events being staged.
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