Cardiff is something of a hidden gem when it comes to those on a cruise around the British Isles, with only a limited number of cruise lines currently operating trips that dock in the Welsh capital.
Those who are able to include Cardiff as part of their UK cruise will enjoy the opportunity to spend time in a vibrant city that is jam-packed with attractions to cater for all tastes.
Historic old buildings, peaceful parks, ultra-modern sports arenas and countless entertainment options can be found across the city; which is now firmly established as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Britain.
Amongst the major attractions for those with an interest in the history of the city is the restored castle that dates back thousands of years and was donated to the city following the death of the 4th Marquess of Bute.
As well as exploring the castle, visitors can marvel at the impressive replica trebuchet to be found in the grounds, relax in nearby Bute Park or examine the intricate designs of the famous Animal Wall; one of the most photographed historical features to be found in Cardiff.
The National Museum, Castell Coch and the Llandaff Cathedral are also worthy of further exploration if the time allows, as is the impressive Millennium Centre; a large arts centre in the Cardiff Bay area of the city.
Cardiff Bay as an area of the city should certainly feature on your time in the city; being home to a range of attractions that have helped to make it one of the best regeneration projects in the UK.
These include the Dr Who Experience and Mermaid Quay with its wide selection of restaurants and bars.
Elsewhere, sporting fans can take a tour of the Millennium Stadium; Wales’ national stadium and home to a wide range of events every year.