National Geographic know a thing or two about travelling
the world, so when they publish their list of the 10 Best Trips of
Summer 2011 the people tend to take notice.
That's why we were thrilled to see that on the list at number 6
was Cardiff. Now I know we are slightly biased but we've
known all along that Cardiff with it's mixture of modern facilities
alongside historic attractions is a great place to visit but it's
now great to see National Geographic agreeing with us.
Joining us on the list were the likes of Patagonia, Alaska and
Honduras.Here is what they've got to say about Cardiff:
Historically a city of castles and coal, Wales's capital is
emerging as a modern sports-entertainment destination. Summer
action centers on Cardiff Bay, once the world's largest
coal-exporting port, now a 500-acre freshwater lake with eight
miles of waterfront. Surrounding diversions, part of Europe's
largest waterfront development, include shopping and dining at
Mermaid Quay, rafting and kayaking at Cardiff International White
Water, and windsurfing and powerboating on the bay. Celebrate the
August bank holiday weekend (August 27-29) at the Cardiff Harbour
Festival featuring tall ships, free activities, and, new for 2011,
the Breitling Wingwalkers aerobatic formation team. From
Mermaid Quay, take an Aquabus or water taxi up the River Taff or
bike along the Taff Trail to Cardiff's compact city center.
Signature sites here include the free National Museum Cardiff
(closed Mondays), iconic Cardiff Castle (host of the Grand Medieval
Melee, August 13-14), the 150-store St. David's (named Global
Retail Leisure International's 2010 international shopping center
of the year), and Millennium Stadium, site of several London 2012
Olympic Games soccer matches.
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