Places of interest in Cardiff

When the movie "Gladiator" hit the markets, an urgent need to know more about roman ventures went ballistic among the frequent vacation planners and travelling agencies never failed a straw to cash on the enthusiasm of the masses.

If you live in Britain, or on vacation there, and have an enchanted mood of venturing deep into Roman legends you need not worry about the Roman visa or the expensive trip to Rome itself. Situated on the banks of River Taff and an integral part of United Kingdom, is the city of Cardiff which will quench all the vital aspirations of a tourist hunting for a Roman gladiator "Maximus".

The city which was once ruled by Romans still preserves some of the most famous remnants of cautiously oriented Roman architecture and artefacts. Castles are the prime tourist attractions, while venturing on the streets of Cardiff you will find Cardiff castle most enchanting and endoergic. You will re-live the two thousand old vintage legend which comes alive at the Cardiff castle surrounded by lush green trees .The castle exemplifies a vivid view from a distance ,the conical domes and the blocked watch towers tell tales of its Roman and Victorian masters.

Not far away is another castle known as "fairy tale castle," also known as Castle coch for its unique medieval feel .Just stepping in will make your imagination go wild .

Float gallery is another enchanted destination for photographers who wish to take back some of the best snapshots of the beautiful Cardiff alleys .The place is stocked to perfection and is adorned with pictures hailing from across the world.

National Museum & Gallery and Museum of Welsh Life, take you to the ancient roots of the origin and gradual development of Cardiff life style. It is a also a hub of events of International stature. With the making of the Cardiff International Arena (also called the CIA or Cardiff Arena), Cardiff has had a make over into an entertainment capital of not only the Wales and its nearby regions but the whole of the UK. Cardiff Tickets for events are sold like hot cakes around the UK.

Cardiff castle in ancient times
Cardiff castle in ancient times

If you are one of those who like to have a tonic of fresh air and is equally conscious of your health, do not get perplexed with the city on the move .Cardiff is well stacked with refreshing parks decorated with wild life forms Bute and Roath park provide the serene environment of a wild life sanctuary .But if you are done with the natural beauty you can always smash a ball or two at the cricket ground or football field. Planed and laid neatly for fitness and sorts freaks.

For travellers who wander for discovering the unknown Cardiff provides the creepiest tours to have been taken by any country or city. Since the town is a resident to civilization from as long as 2000 years back, it is marked with many haunted buildings. Tours to these haunted mansions are under taken in the dark shadow of the night. Butetown tour is another tour organised for archeological lovers, who wish to trace back the origin and history of the Cardiff bay.

The travellers visiting Cardiff will not only be served with hot and sizzling vintage remnants, in other words the contemporary Cardiff exemplifies all the means essential for a modern citizen. You will find a casino, live comedy shows, cinema halls, swimming pools and a science discovery centre over here in Cardiff.

For travellers and tourist on vacation in Cardiff the place is a mesmerising experience of ancient and modern pleasures and recreation. On one hand there are Romans, while on the other there are casinos and bowling alleys, reminding us of the time and the space Cardiff has travelled in ages.

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Bard of Ely 8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

I love Castle Coch and Bute Park! It's good to read about them here!


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Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

Castle Coch is my favourite UK castle. It's straight out of Sleeping Beauty, and I would also reccomend a visit to any one who happens to be in the Cardiff area.


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Chef Jeff 8 years ago from Universe, Milky Way, Outer Arm, Sol, Earth, Western Hemisphere, North America, Illinois, Chicago.

I have been to the UK on several occasions and since I love history, I managed to see quite a few Roman sites. I walked along one of the old roads, still existent, and saw Hadrian's wall, and other places hidden amongst newer cities.

British history has always been a subject that has captured and kept my imagination, so I would love to go live there, have enough money to spend all the rest of my days seeing, writing and just enjoying the historical sites.

Rudra - Great hub! Thanks!

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