Campsites near Cardiff
While the capital of Wales, Cardiff is a small but perfectly sized city with easy access to the surrounding countryside. There are many campsites near Cardiff, so you can easily find an urban pitch or something more rural for your rental which still offers convenient access to the city. Cardiff Caravan Park is surrounded by parkland and is situated near the heart of the city, in easy walking distance of all the main attractions. If it is a coastal location you seek then check out Heritage Coast Camping in the Vale of Glamorgan offering beautiful sea vistas from the Glamorgan Hills or family friendly Llandow Caravan Park with its children’s play area. Both are in easy driving distance of Cardiff and are situated on the stunning Heritage Coast, one of the Wales’ best kept coastal secrets.
Things to do in Cardiff
As a capital city, there is a great variety of things to do in Cardiff and the surrounding area whether you want to explore its historical attractions, TV studios, water-sports, rugby, or shopping there is something for everyone. An ancient fortress, Cardiff Castle offers a fascinating history as the site of a Roman fort, a medieval keep and spectacular Victorian Gothic additions by Williams Burges (if you want more of this romantic architecture be sure to visit fairytale Castle Coch just a short drive up the A470). Nearby in the impressive civic centre, is the National Museum of Wales. The museum offers a cheap and fascinating day out as it has a significant European art collection, including one of Europe’s best collections of Impressionist art, as well as a fun natural history exhibit complete with dinosaurs. If you are looking for a unique shopping experience, then head to one of Cardiff’s several historic shopping arcades which wind their way through the city centre providing an eclectic mix of independent shops and cafes. A trip to Cardiff would not be complete without a trip to Cardiff Bay. This former industrial area, where the city made much of its wealth from the coal industry, has become a popular destination offering seaside walks, a variety of places to grab a drink with a view and for theatre buffs, why not visit the Wales Millenium Centre for a touring musical or opera. Those wanting to go a bit further afield can visit the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north or the beautiful Gower Peninsula down the road.
Events in Cardiff
There is a varied program of events in Cardiff throughout the year with an impressive number of International sports games and big names in music and comedy. The Millennium Stadium, the home of Welsh rugby, hosts games from the Six Nations tournament every year (February and March) and is an experience not to be missed! Another annual event is the RHS Flower Show (March and April), the first major RHS event of the year offering the opportunity to snap up the must haves for the gardening season. One for the foodies, the annual International Food and Drink festival (July and August) along Cardiff Bay’s seafront attracts over 100 stall holders presenting farmhouse cheeses, chocolates, liqueurs and so much more. For comedy fans Cardiff is a great location as a popular stop on the national circuit with the Motorpoint Arena, St. David’s Hall and the Glee Club all hosting big name and upcoming comedians.