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Roald Dahl born in Llandaff, Cardiff

The world’s first £1 million deal is signed in Cardiff’s Coal Exchange

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Spillers, the world’s oldest record store opens

St David’s Hall, the National Concert Hall & Conference Centre of Wales opens

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Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is built to host the final of the 1999 Rugby World Cup

Doctor Who returns to TV screens. Now filmed in Cardiff

Cardiff hosts the first Ashes cricket test, between England and Australia. The Ryder Cup Welcome Concert is held at the Principality Stadium

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Cardiff hosts 8 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches and welcomes back the Ashes

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Cardiff hosts the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

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Cardiff hosts the first event of the London 2012 Olympics (It was football!)

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Cardiff celebrates 60th Diamond anniversary as Capital City of Wales

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Discover Cardiff

For more information visit our website www.visitsouthernwales.org or contact the tourism team: tel - +44 (0)2920 871846 email - tourism@cardiff.gov.uk

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Highlights of a visit include the iconic Wales Millennium Centre, inspired by the Welsh landscape, language and culture situated on Cardiff Bay’s waterfront and the world-famous Principality Stadium which has helped place Cardiff firmly on the world sporting map. Both of these venues offer guided tours and group rates. Also, the jewel in the city’s crown is Cardiff Castle offering guided tours of the Victorian Neo Gothic apartments as well as the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Welsh banquet and an evening of entertainment within the medieval Undercroft – a true taste of Wales.

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If you don’t mind getting wet, Cardiff International White Water is waiting, with rafting, slalom canoeing and other white water adventures. All of the above sit within the one square mile of Cardiff’s bustling city centre alongside luxury hotels, a network of shopping malls and arcades, and a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes. visitcardiff.com @VisitCardiff

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Attractions Cardiff, Wales’ Capital city, offers a startling range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Cardiff Castle

National Museum

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.

tel: +44 (0)29 2087 8100 email: cardiffcastle@cardiff.gov.uk web: www.cardiffcastle.com

tel: +44 (0)30 0111 2333 email: cardiff@museumwales.ac.uk web: www.museumwales.ac.uk/cardiff

Principality Stadium

St Fagans National History Museum

When the stadium isn’t hosting major sports matches or concerts you can take a tour of the 74,500 capacity stadium. Walk down the players’ tunnel, try out the Queen’s seat in the Royal box and discover how they removed the curse from the away-team changing rooms.

St Fagans is one of Europe’s foremost open–air museums and Wales’s most-visited heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

tel: +44 (0)29 2082 2432 email: customercare@wru.wales web: www.principalitystadium.wales

tel: +44 (0)29 2057 3500 email: post@museumwales.ac.uk web: www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans

Techniquest

Wales Millennium Centre

There are so many reasons to visit Techniquest, the hands-on interactive science discovery centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay, with more than 120 mindboggling exhibits, spectacular Science Theatre and Planetarium shows for all the family.

As part of a visit to the Centre, behind the scenes tours are offered where you can discover the secrets of the landmark building and find out what lies beneath the inscription. Special deals are available for groups with ample coach parking nearby.

tel: +44 (0)29 2047 5475 email: marketing@techniquest.org web: www.techniquest.org

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Welsh Banquets at Cardiff Castle Join us for a relaxed and entertaining evening in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle. Your evening includes: • • • •

Mead-tasting on arrival Three course dinner prepared with Welsh produce Half a bottle of wine per person (or soft drinks) A full evening of entertainment with a Master of Ceremonies, traditionally-costumed entertainers and a harpist

To make the evening extra special, you can even take a tour of the spectacular Castle Apartments before the banquet begins. Advance booking is essential, so to reserve your places now, please call us on:

029 2087 8100 Christmas Banquet packages also available, please call us for details or visit www.cardiffcastle.com Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB e-mail: cardiffcastle@cardiff.gov.uk www.cardiffcastle.com

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Activities Choose from a great range of activities from white water rafting, a leisurely boat tour or simply a walking tour of the City, Cardiff has it all to offer. Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

Cardiff Boat Tours

Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre is perfect for groups offering a day packed with adrenaline and adventure. No experience is necessary and fully qualified instructors offer guidance in a safe and controlled environment.

Cardiff Boat Tours offers a regular river service between Cardiff Bay and the City Centre. The fully equipped, purpose built, covered vessel, Princess Katharine, has a capacity for 90 passengers and is operated by highly qualified skippers.

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tel: +44 (0)7445 440874 email: cardiff.boat.tours@gmail.com web: www.cardiffboat.com

Cardiff International White Water

Cardiff on Foot

Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) is an on demand white water facility, in the International Sports Village, only a few miles from Cardiff’s bustling city centre.

Discover the real Cardiff with a guided walking tour. We can show you 2000 years of history and introduce you to Romans, Welsh princes, Norman lords, martyrs, pirates, revolutionaries, marquesses and of course, King Coal.

tel: +44 (0)29 2063 6464 email: info@ciww.com web: www.ciww.com

tel: +44 (0)7905 923421 email: post@cardiffonfoot.com web: www.cardiffonfoot.com

City Sightseeing

Shopping in Cardiff

Comfortable and convenient, the tour offers you the chance to remain on the bus for the entire loop, listening to our informative and experienced live tour guide, or to hop on and off at each attraction.

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Accommodation Choose waterfront views in Cardiff Bay, experience city living in the heart of Cardiff’s city-centre or relax in the beautiful Welsh countryside in a country hotel.

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Cardiff’s premier 4 Star Hotel is located in the heart of the city in the vibrant Café Quarter. The hotel has 184 luxury en-suite bedrooms including three prestigious suites and two Executive levels with an Executive lounge.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff is Cardiff’s largest city centre hotel. The hotel is just a short walk from central train and bus stations and is perfectly situated for local attractions including the Principality Stadium, Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Bay.

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Future Inns

Holiday Inn City Centre

Situated right in the heart of Cardiff Bay with easy access to Cardiff city centre and its surrounding landmarks and attractions plus conveniently located with access to major roads to the M4 and public transport connections.

Holiday Inn Cardiff City is the ideal place to stay to explore the Welsh capital. Bedrooms are airconditioned and equipped with a range of facilities, including high speed internet, large LCD TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

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The hotel is located opposite John Lewis and the Motorpoint Arena in the heart of the city. The hotel offers 146 quiet rooms with free tea/ coffee facilities, full length mirrors, power showers, room service and more. Plus WiFi throughout.

The Angel Hotel Cardiff is a stunning Victorian property right in the heart of the city centre, it is conveniently located between Cardiff Castle and the Principality Stadium. All 102 bedrooms are light and airy with air conditioning & complimentary WIFI.

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Take time out from your tour to enjoy a spot of lunch or a refreshing tea or coffee at one of the many cafes, pubs or restaurants in the City.

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Take a tour around Cardiff and experience some of the best Cardiff has to offer from museums, castle and iconic performance venues. Stop 1 – National Museum Cardiff

Enjoy afternoon tea at Mansion House which offers unrivalled opulence and sanctuary for events that are a little more special.

From fine dining in luxurious surroundings to everyday lunch, Coffee and Cocktails. The renovated 3 storey Chapel is a vibrant Cardiff restaurant.

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A couple of hours can easily be spent exploring the extensive galleries as well as the museum exhibits and there is also a regular programme of events and activities taking place within the National Museum. Closed Mondays. www.museumwales.ac.uk

With seasonal menus showcasing the best Welsh produce, ffresh Bar and Restaurant is the home of great food and drink.

Stop 2 – Cardiff Castle From VIP tours of some of the UK’s finest Victorian interiors or a Clock Tower Tour, to tours with costumed guides of the Wartime Shelters or Medieval Keep, staff will ‘tailor-make’ your group visit for you. www.cardiffcastle.com Stop 3 – Cardiff Boat Tours

Situated at the bustling city centre, Le Monde is atmospherically lit and in Art Deco style – popular with large parties, business people and couples. Cardiff, CF10 1FE www.le-monde.co.uk Summerhouse Café

Cuisine from around the world is on offer in dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes in Mermaid Quay in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BZ www.mermaidquay.co.uk

The Pontcanna Inn

Pop in for lunch or coffee and award winning cakes on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay. Dishes and ingredients are locally sourced.

Cardiff Bay boasts a wonderful range of waterside experiences so let Cardiff Boat take you on a trip to remember while you soak in the atmosphere and the beautiful scenery. www.cardiffboat.com

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Stop 4 – Norwegian Church A former Norwegian Sailors Church, now one of the landmark buildings situated in Cardiff Bay and has panoramic views over the waterfront and fresh water lake. Come and have a look around and pop into our Café for a coffee or a bite a eat. www.norwegianchurchcardiff.com

Welsh Banquets, Cardiff Castle

Stop 5 – Wales Millennium Centre Offering stunning views down Bute Park’s premier floral borders, the Summerhouse occupies a prime position within the park. Bute Park, Cardiff CF10 3DX http://bute-park.com/eatingdrinking/summerhouse-kiosk/

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As well as offering some lovely, boutique style accommodation, The Pontcanna Inn serves the best of hearty, healthy food with an eclectic range of drinks.

An unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality, entertainment and food, with the warmest of welcomes from your hosts in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle.

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You and your group can really add something to your experience by choosing from a range of tours that give you a glimpse into the very heart of the Centre. The most popular tour takes you behind the scenes of this iconic building, walking in the footsteps of the stars. www.wmc.org.uk

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Explore the Region - 2 Day Itinerary

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With so much to do it can be challenging to know where to start. We’ve put together a sample two day itinerary for you, giving you the opportunity to visit some of the very best attractions in the region.

Stop 3 – Dyffryn Gardens, The Vale of Glamorgan Covering more than 55 acres, Dyffryn Gardens feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and an extensive Arboretum featuring trees from all over the world. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyffryn-gardens Stop 4 – McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Bridgend Situated right on junction 36 of the M4 Motorway, the undercover mall has over 90 shops selling high street and designer brand names at discounted prices. www.bridgenddesigneroutlet.com

Day 1 Stop 1 – Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Caerphilly Llancaiach Fawr Manor near Caerphilly is a 17th century manor house. Take a tour of the house and meet the servants who will tell you tales of what life was like for them back in 1645. www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk

Stop 5 - The Royal Mint Visitor Experience, Rhondda Cynon Taf Take a look behind the scenes at Britain’s oldest manufacturing organisation. See for yourself the people and processes that put the pounds and pennies in your pockets. www.royalmint.com/en/the-royal-mint-experience

Stop 2 – Cyfarthfa Park & Museum, Merthyr Imposing 1824 castle housing a museum with a collection of fine art and social history items. www.visitmerthyr.co.uk/attractions/cyfarthfa-park-museum.aspx Stop 3 – Guardian Mining Memorial, Six Bells Towering above the village of Six Bells is the Guardian Mining Memorial. Commemorating the 1960 Six Bells mining disaster, the monument was unveiled in 2010. www.guardianwales.info Stop 4 – Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Blaenavon The Centre features an interactive Victorian school room, film and multi-media displays which not only provide visitors with a unique insight into the significance of Blaenavon’s Industrial Landscape, but also introduces them to the area’s many attractions. www.visitblaenavon.co.uk

What’s on in Southern Wales Time your visit right and not only will you stay in some great accommodation, get to sample some great food and visit some top attractions, you’ll also get to enjoy some fabulous events. We’ve highlighted some of the most popular ones here, but there are hundreds more going on throughout the year. For a full list of events in the region, please visit www.visitsouthernwales.org

Stop 5 - Shire Hall, Monmouthshire Built in 1724, the elegant building has a remarkable past. Once a centre of commerce and governance for the town, it also served as a courthouse. www.shirehallmonmouth.org.uk

Steelhouse Festival, Blaenau Gwent

Nos Galan Road Races, Mountain Ash

Isle of Fire, Vale of Glamorgan

Abergavenny Food Festival

The Big Splash, Newport

Day 2 Stop 1 – Tredegar House, Newport Set in 90 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Newport is this 17th century house. Now in the care of the National Trust, visitors can hear about the house’s history and it’s eccentric former owners and view the art collection. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tredegar-house

RHS Flower Show Cardiff

Stop 2 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff As part of a visit to the Centre, behind the scenes tours are offered where you can discover the secrets of the landmark building and find out what lies beneath the inscription. Special deals are available for groups and there is ample coach parking nearby. www.wmc.org Merthyr Rising

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The Big Cheese, Caerphilly

Porthcawl Elvis Festival

Blaenavon World Heritage Day, Blaenavon

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Coach Parking

Maps and Travel Information

Find out where to drop off your passengers, park your coach or get further information about the city.

Easy to get to

Cardiff There are coach drop-off and pick-up points near most of the main attractions, with longerterm parking available close to the city centre. Coach Parking Sophia Gardens (off Cathedral Road), CF11 9HW

We’re a different country with our own language and culture, yet we’re surprisingly easy to get to. We’re only around two hours down the M4 from London whilst Birmingham and the West Midlands are only an hour or so from our borders.

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So in next to no time you could be here, immersing yourself in our culture and traditions and who knows maybe even trying to get your tongue around our language. Croeso - or welcome in English.

For further information please visit: www.visitcardiff.com/visitor-info/transport/

We’re not very big, but we certainly fit a lot in – and getting around the region couldn’t be easier. A comprehensive road system links all the major towns, while many towns and villages are well served by the local train network which connects with the mainline stations.

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Tour Guides Make sure you get the most out of your visit to the region by hiring the services of a tour guide. Members of The Wales Official Tour Guide Association are the only guides officially recognised to be able to guide in Wales. They can provide highly trained, professional and experienced Blue Badge Guides, who will help bring your journey to life. There are dozens of guides, each with their own specialisms, interests and language skills. Blue Badge Guides can take you all over the region, whilst Green Badge Guides offer a more specialist and localised expertise.

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St David’s Shopping Centre

Sandringham Morgan Arcade

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Stadium Plaza

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Jurys Inn

Queen St Charles

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Cardiff School of Art & Design

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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

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Welsh Government Building

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Temple of Peace

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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

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Cardiff City Stadium

St David’s Hospital (No A&E)

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Jubilee Park

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Cardiff International Sports Stadium

Bike Hire

Welsh Bowls Centre

University Hospital of Wales A&E

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Welsh Institute of Sport

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