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Cardiff

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City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country. Once considered a drab industrial town with few tourist attractions, Cardiff is now a lively and modern urban center that's a growing favorite with travelers interested in Welsh history and culture. The city center has been pleasantly pedestrianized and is quickly climbing up the list of the finest shopping destinations in the UK. With five historic castles in the surrounding area, Cardiff is often accurately described as the "city of castles." For most tourists sightseeing in the area, summer may be the best time to plan a vacation, as the city hosts a wide range of cultural festivals, many of which are free. Cardiff is in South Wales. Plan my day in United Kingdom using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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Cardiff is a compact city, easily explored on foot, from accommodations in its pedestrianized city center. Top-notch hotels and B&Bs are only a short walk from the major attractions and popular shops. The Welsh countryside, along with its quaint country hotels, is easily accessible from Cardiff's centrally located main train station. 
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