Cardiff is the Capital City of Wales and the largest city of Wales. Cardiff is the chief commercial centre of Wales and home of a large number of cultural, academic, and commercial centres. It is home to; one of the most respected Universities in the UK, a renowned shopping centre, with one of the most vibrant and busy night lives of anywhere in the UK. As well as being a historic centre boasting over 2000 years of history, Cardiff has easy access to the beautiful and pristine national parks of the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokshire Coast National Park, and Snowdonia National Park, possessing some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.
Cardiff is the closest Capital City to London. With a journey of less than 2 hours from the centre of Cardiff to the heart of London, it is an excellent location for day or weekend excursions to the capital city.
In a recent EU poll, Cardiff was voted the best place to live in Europe. Cardiff scored higher than London, Paris, and Rome for shopping and has more green space per person than any other city in the UK.
In 2014 Cardiff was made the European Capital of Sports for its world class sporting venues. Cardiff hosts some of the best sporting events in the UK at it’s heart. With the regeneration of the waterfront there are plans to build an indoor snow sports venue. The Millennium Stadium, and the SWALEC Cricket Stadium, Cardiff have some of the best choices available of any city in the UK.
Cardiff City promotes ‘Sports for all’ with over 70 disability sports clubs in addition to the thousands of sporting clubs and societies. Cardiff promotes an equal opportunity for all to participate in sporting events and activities.
Cardiff has more green space per person than any other City in the UK and is the host of the World Half Marathon Championship in 2016.