Cardiff is the capital of Wales and the most popular city to visit in Wales. The city is located on the south coast of Wales with a shoreline facing the Bristol Channel. It is a major port city for the export of coal mined in south Wales Valleys.
BBC Wales is located in Cardiff, where the BBC films Doctor Who. Fans of Doctor Who can try the Doctor Who Experience, a behind-the-scenes tour at the BBC Wales studio. Cardiff hosted the 2012 Olympic football games and have gained prominence as a quality venue for sports events. Any sports fan would love Cardiff for their International Sports Village and world-class stadiums such as the Millennium Stadium located in the city centre. There are many historical sites to visit in the city, but the Cardiff Castle has more to bring to the table with an annual Grand Medieval Melee, a weekend event of re-enacted medieval life and battles.
A dozen important festivals are hosted in Cardiff every year, it is the centre for culture in Wales. The Cardiff Festival in August is the umbrella event for summertime festivals in the city. The premier European rugby championship is held in Cardiff and draws huge crowds, advanced booking is necessary. The most remarkable theatre in the city is the Wales Millennium Centre, which offers daily shows, performances and guided tours.
The Cardiff International Airport is the sole major airport in Wales, which is where you will arrive if you travel by air. Cardiff Central is just two hours from London by train, travelling by car or bus, it takes three hours. The most convenient way to move around Cardiff centre is on foot and by bike. Cardiff is flat and suitable for pedal power. To travel longer distances use the bus, train or taxi.