About Cardiff

Welcome to Cardiff- Europe’s Youngest Capital

Croeso i Gaerdydd, Prifddinas Cymru!


Cardiff is a truly unique capital that offers the full range of infrastructure expected of any modern capital whilst at the same time boasts an enviable quality of life. Cardiff’s residents believe the city is one of Europe’s best as a place to live and work and the city-region benefits from a panoramic leisure offer.

Cardiff itself is a ‘city of parks’ with more green space per person than any other Core UK city and has been described as the ‘epitome of cool’ by the renowned Lonely Planet travel guide. Visitors and residents alike enjoy a varied nightlife including the hustle and bustle of St Mary Street and the relaxed contemporary dining and bars in Cardiff Bay.

Known as the ‘city of arcades’, Cardiff offers a mix of boutique stores found in the city’s elegant Victorian arcades, and the city centre facilities of a modern European capital.

Cardiff is home to world-class venues and international events; the 75,000 capacity Millennium Stadium is recognised across the world and the Wales Millennium Centre has established a worldwide reputation as an iconic arts and cultural destination. Living and working in Wales makes a healthy work-life balance both achievable and enjoyable.

Cardiff, is a vibrant, cosmopolitan capital and has undergone enormous regeneration over the past decade or so. Its traditional attractions – a fairy-tale castle in the middle of the city, a fine museum housing one of the best Impressionist collections in Europe outside Paris and the world-renowned Museum of Welsh Life  and the International Sports Village is now under construction, with a 50m swimming pool and a world class white water course now completed.