Cardiff city life
Cardiff claims to have more castles than any other city in the world. Cardiff Castle is the most iconic for the city, but other famous castles include Barry Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Cadleston Castle, Castell Coch (Red Castle), Castle Machen, Kenfig Castle, etc.
Other major tourist attractions in Cardiff are the Wales Millennium Centre, the National Museum and Art Gallery, Pierhead Building, the Senedd (home of the National Assembly for Wales), the Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff Bay, St Fagans National History Museum, Dr. Who Cardiff Bus Tour, The Norwegian Church, the Mermaid Quay, among many more.
Cardiff is known for having more green space than any other UK core city. You can relax and take long walks in the Bute Park, the Roath Park, the Victoria Park, or the Thompson's Park.
Cardiff is also a major sports centre, hosting major international events. Sporting venues in the city include the Millennium Stadium, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium, and more.
One of the best cities in UK for shopping, Cardiff has many shopping streets, like the Queen Street, St. Mary Street and Duke Street, and three main shopping centres: St. David's Centre, Queens Arcade and the Capitol Centre.
Cardiff has a strong nightlife and is home to many bars, pubs and clubs. Most clubs and bars are situated in the city centre, on St. Mary Street, across Cardiff Bay, and on Charles Street.
International atmosphere in Cardiff
Cardiff has a diverse population due to its trading history, post-war immigration, and the large numbers of international students who attend universities here every year. The cosmopolitan atmosphere is also enhanced by millions of tourists visiting the city each year, for the shopping, sights, museums and culture.
International students in Cardiff come mostly from China, Bangladesh, Nigeria, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. Cardiff has speakers of almost 100 languages, with Somali, Urdu, Bengali and Arabic being the most commonly spoken foreign languages.
Cardiff experiences a maritime climate and with changeable weather. Winters in Cardiff tend to be fairly wet and windy, but temperature usually stays above freezing, with an average of 2°C (36°F). Summers are generally warm and sunny, with average temperatures of 21°C (70°F).