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Cardiff is a city on the coast of South Wales in the UK, and is the capital of Wales, having been declared as such by the Minister for Welsh Affairs, Gwilym Lloyd-George, in a parliamentary answer in 1955. The current population of Cardiff is believed to be around 340,000.

Key Facts about Cardiff

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Here are some facts about Cardiff:
  1. Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales.

  2. Cardiff has been the capital of Wales since 1955, when it was proclaimed as such.

  3. Cardiff is the 10th most populous city in the United Kingdom.

  4. Cardiff is home to the National Assembly for Wales, the country's devolved legislature.

  5. The city is located in South Wales, in the county of South Glamorgan.

  6. The city has a coastline on its southern side, facing the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel.

  7. The River Taff flows through the center of Cardiff.

  8. Cardiff is a major commercial, sporting, and cultural center.

  9. Cardiff is also the most popular tourist destination in Wales. 18 million, or more, tourists have visited the city annually in recent years.

  10. Cardiff is a major transport hub, with road, rail, and air links.

    • Cardiff lies close to the M4 motorway. This connects the city to Newport and Swansea to the West, and to London and other parts of the UK, to the East.

    • Cardiff Central railway station is the largest railway station in Wales, and one of the busiest in the UK. Trains go from there to other destinations in the Wales, and to major cities throughout the UK.

    • Cardiff Queen Street railway station is the second busiest railway station in Wales. It provides services to South Wales, and to the suburbs of Cardiff.

    • Cardiff is home to the only international airport in Wales, Cardiff Airport. The airport is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the West of the city.

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A Pocket Guide: Cardiff

By John Davies

University of Wales Press
Paperback (160 pages)

A Pocket Guide: Cardiff
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This guide to Cardiff explains the history and present aspects of the city. It begins with an overview of Cardiff as seen from Caerphilly Mountain. Starting with the heart of the city at the castle and the Roman occupation, the guide then moves on to the medieval fortifications and then to the extravagance of Bute and Burgess. The authors shows how the layout of the town in medieval times has given rise to modern Cardiff.

Lonely Planet Wales (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Etain O'Carroll

Paperback (352 pages)

Lonely Planet Wales (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Wales is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Uncover history in medieval castles, eat at the country's best gastro-pubs, or hike the Wales Coast Path; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Wales and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Wales Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, literature, music, architecture and landscapes
  • Over fifty maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Outdoor Activities, and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Cardiff, the Gower Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Wales, our most comprehensive guide to Wales, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Great Britain guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Peter Dragicevich, Helena Smith and Etain O'Carroll.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

City Guide to Cardiff

By Dr Trevor J. Price

Trevor Price
Paperback (42 pages)

City Guide to Cardiff
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Let your spirit of adventure awaken with this great guide book to Cardiff! With superb photography and powerfully descriptive, yet easy-to-read text, this cute book skillfully takes you on adventures you haven't yet been. You'll explore the heart of Cardiff, once the throbbing center of the powerful international coal trade and now the thriving cosmopolitan shopping, eating and sightseeing center of south Wales. You'll then move on to Cardiff Bay, the powerful epicenter of the Welsh government and a magnificent go-to-place for fun and excitement. If, after all that, you still have energy, then let's take a trip out of Cardiff to the nearby towns of Penarth - with it's gorgeous and restored pier and esplanade, or Cowbridge - with its green and harmonious Physic Garden and buzzing cafe culture. This book is aimed at those who have only a short time to quickly get to know this exciting city and all it has to offer. It's for those who want a quick and easy-to-use guide that doesn't bore with long-winded details and lots of text about irrelevant, tedious stuff. You'll find no 'blah-blah' in here - only stuff that you really need to know to have a great time in and around Cardiff.

The London Train

By Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley
Released: 2011-05-24
Paperback (352 pages)

The London Train
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"Hadleyis a lovely, subtly teasing writer." —New York Times Book Review

Long-listed forthe Orange Prize

Twolives, stretched between two cities, converge in a chance meeting withimmediate and far-reaching consequences in this compelling, sophisticated talefrom acclaimed New Yorker writer Tessa Hadley, author of Accidents inthe Home and The Master Bedroom. As father struggles to reestablisha relationship with his estranged daughter in London, surrendering himself toan underground life of illegal squats and counterculture friendships, a wifedecides she must flee her suffocating marriage to return to Wales, where inCardiff she may rediscover the passions that once fueled her life. Embracingchange and facing loss, in a story evocative of Alice Munro’s Runaway andJulia Glass’ I See You Everywhere, Hadley’s powerful charactersilluminate the furthest reaches of love, hope, and determination.

Cardiff Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By Rebecca Kaye

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Cardiff Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is a vibrant, attractive city of interest to tourists who are interested in Welsh culture and history. During the summertime the city hosts some fun outdoor festivals and makes the most of the better weather with a fun al-fresco dining and bar scene.


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