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Even though Cardiff was only made a city in 1905 and subsequently a capital in 1955, it has become one of the fastest growing and popular cities in the UK. Redevelopment over the past twenty years has turned Cardiff into a hot tourist spot, as well as attracting more and more students each year.
Cardiff began to be industrious in the 1900's (after becoming a major port in the transferral of coal) and has never looked back in terms of broadening itself as a city. Since then, Cardiff has added a Roman Catholic Cathedral and is host to the National Museum of Wales and the newly built Millennium Stadium. However, Cardiff isn't just a city filled with modern buildings and new design. Cardiff Castle has been stuck in its cement for nearly 2000 years. This mix of old and new gives Cardiff a juxtaposition which is fascinating. The castle has seen literally thousands of years of history, which is absorbed into the surroundings; an inspirational visit at a reasonable price.

A newer feature which Cardiff is proud to offer is the Millennium Stadium. Having opened in 1999, the stadium has brought some of the greatest sports and pop stars to the city, making Cardiff even more popular as a tourist destination. The stadium is the largest in the world, seating 74,500 people and is one of the only stadiums in the world with a fully retractable roof. For a relatively small fee you can take a tour of the stadium which includes visiting the dressing rooms, the actual ground, and even sitting in the Queen's seat.

For those who are fans of food and drink, Cardiff is the place for you. With the student population growing and growing, so are the numbers of bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Wherever you go in Cardiff you will never be more than five minutes from a bar or eatery, and the choice is extensive. This city is perfect for either a quiet night out, or one where you can really let your hair down.

With Cardiff's growth in tourism, there have never been more (or better) hotels in Cardiff. Cardiff hotels tend to be good value for money, so make sure you shop around to get the best price. Compare hotels online using a comparison tool to help you get a bargain.

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Barcelo Cardiff Angel Hotel
Barceló Cardiff Angel Hotel has stood the test of time and been a favourite in Cardiff long before it became the capital, so itís a great place to be to explore the whole of this vibrant city. Explore the vibrant city of Cardiff from this fantastic hotel located in the city centre. Cardiff is a fascinating city. From the recent opening of the Wales Millennium Centre to being nominated as a centre of cultural excellence, the city is thriving. A vibrant city centre. Are you a sporting enthusiast or do you appreciate fine art? Stay at the Barceló Cardiff Angel Hotel and you can easily explore The Millennium Stadium, the awesome Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Castle, the Museum of Welsh Life, the National Museum of Wales, the picturesque Usk and Wye Valleys. 
Best Western St Mellons Hotel Cardiff
Best Western St. Mellons Hotel near Cardiff is set amidst secluded and beautiful landscaped gardens, giving you the very best of country character midway between the Welsh capital and the historic docks of Newport.  beautiful Edwardian country house hotel, set amongst 7 acres of secluded, landscaped grounds, the hotel is a world away from city life. However, it's easy to get back to the hustle and bustle if you want to, with easy road access to the city centre. Relax in the calm surroundings of the well manicured lawns or take a stroll though our orchard and the local surrounding golf course. The hotel also has impressive spa facilities to include, heated indoor swimming pool, relaxing spa bath health pool, sauna and steam room, as well as a fully equipped gymnasium and squash courts. 
Hilton Cardiff
The Hilton Cardiff hotel has a city-center location, just 5 minutes' drive from the rail station and 30 minutes from the airport, and offers wireless internet access in public spaces.  Relax in the spa or 66-foot heated pool, work out in the gym, book a massage in the spa or explore Cardiff attractions like Cardiff Castle, opposite the Hilton Cardiff hotel. Do business in the Executive Lounge or the business center at the hotel.  Sample modern Welsh cooking at the Hilton Cardiff hotel's Razzi restaurant or graze on tapas accompanied by a specialty cocktail at STEAM° bar. Go shopping or visit nearby Cardiff attractions like Cardiff Castle and the striking Millennium Center.
Marriott Cardiff
The hotel's location on the doorstep of the St Davids shopping development next to the Flagship John Lewis store, makes the Cardiff Marriott Hotel the perfect base for business or leisure. A luxury hotel, in the heart of the cosmopolitan Café Quarter of Cardiff city centre, offers deluxe accommodation with secure car parking, near major businesses, excellent shopping and superb family attractions. Start your day in the fully equipped fitness club with heated indoor pool, and finish your day with a relaxing cocktail on Chats bar terrace followed by dinner in our AA Rosetted restaurant: Brasserie Centrale, where you'll sample French cuisine with a British influence and European wines. 
Mercure Cardiff Centre Hotel
An economy hotel minutes from the city centre of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay waterfront. Just 5 minutes taxi from Central train and bus station, 30 minutes drive for Cardiff International Airport. 100 ensuite rooms with power shower, executive work desk andbroadband internet access available. Wi-fi available in the lobby. Chargeable onsite car parking. Complimentary use of the Leisure facilities at our sister Hotel Mercure Holland House. A hot cooked breakfast available Monday-Friday.
Novotel Cardiff Centre
Novotel Cardiff Centre hotel is a 4 star hotel. Located in the centre of Cardiff, book the hotel for proximity to the Millennium Stadium, as well as the shopping and entertainment of Cardiff Bay. The hotel has 138 contemporary rooms, each with wireless internet and satellite TV. Elements Restaurant and Bar offer a wide range of international dishes, cocktails and beers. The hotel has an indoor heated pool and fitness centre as well as 9 flexible meeting spaces for up to 200 people. Relax at the hotel in the indoor heated pool, or the sauna and steam room. Cardiff Bay is within walking distance. Cardiff Central station is 1.5 km away, while Cardiff Airport is 40 km from the hotel.
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