Cardiff is the Welsh capital city, famous for Rugby, Shirley Bassey & Tom Jones. It is now the Sports Capital, for its thought provoking Millennium Stadium. It has all any visitor could want. Excellent Restaurants, Nightclubs, Pubs, Bars, Opera, Theatres, Cinemas, Museums, Art galleries, Parks, Cultural events and Castles Galore.
Wales might be physically attached to the UK but there's no doubt when you go over the border that you're in a distinctly different place. The Welsh are proud of their land, their language and their culture. The Welsh language - a form of Celtic, is considered to be amongst the oldest languages in Europe.
This is a country of rolling hills, and lush valleys, an ancient Celtic lilting. Wales is often known as the Land of Castles, because there are more than 400 of them dotted all over the country.
Welsh culture is proudly celebrated each year with the Eisteddfod, a celebration of all things Welsh. Visitors to S. Wales will be bowled over by the sheer natural beauty of the landscape. There are no less than three national parks - Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast. Add to that other areas classed as having Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's easy to understand why the principality is a must for lovers of the outdoors.