Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Cardiff and its surroundings
Designated the capital of Wales in 1955, Cardiff is a vibrant city, offering many interesting sites and fun activities during your stay at the Campanile Cardiff. Cardiff Castle is a must-see. Located in the city centre, this centuries-old castle is adorned with murals, stained glass windows, and gilded decorations. Saint Fagan's National History Museum is another impressive site. This open-air museum sits on the estate of St. Fagan's Cathedral. It includes more than forty transplanted buildings, which represent different historical eras and are spread out over 100 acres. Visitors to the museum will find houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and other buildings which reflect different aspects of Welsh history and heritage. The National Museum Cardiff has natural history, archaeology and geology sections, including meteorites, moon rock, and a humpback whale skeleton. It also has an art section, with one of the premier Impressionist painting collections in Europe. Another major attraction is Cardiff Bay. It is the site of the Norwegian Church where children's author Road Dahl was christened. While at the bay, be sure to check out the Techniquest interactive science centre, which has exhibits on hot air balloons, outer space and other topics. The bay's freshwater lake is great for sailing and other activities. So book your stay at the Campanile Cardiff and look forward to a great break!