Cardiff is a modern and attractive city in Wales. It is situated beside the Bristol Channel and features an unpredictable weather just like most cities in the United Kingdom. The best time to book a cheap hotel in Cardiff is between May and September when the climate is warm and sunny. Choose from a wide range of cheap Cardiff hotels online.
The history of Cardiff started during the Roman period when a Roman fort was built in the city around 55 AD because of its strategic location. Some historians believe that the city was named after governor Aulus Didius Gallus of Rome. The city was originally called Caer Didius which means the “Fort of Didius”.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
There are numerous events held in Cardiff all throughout the year, but the most significant are the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World which is held biannually in June, Cardiff Festival in July, Big Weekend Celebration and Brecon Jazz Festival both in August, and Cardiff's Halloween Festival in October. Those who are planning to go sightseeing in Cardiff should include in their list the spectacular Cardiff Castle, the massive Millennium Stadium, the beautiful Castell Coch, the stunning Llandaff Cathedral and the lovely Norwegian Church.
Cardiff is a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city which makes it a great place to walk around or ride a bike. Taxis in Cardiff are easy to find and reasonably priced. Trains and buses are cheaper and they travel all over Wales and England. Most tourists traveling by groups prefer renting a car so they can conveniently explore the outskirts.