Only Wales' capital city since 1955, this city has embraced Welsh ways in every possible aspect. With its own castle, bay, and stadium, this is a city visited by many. To get a real feel of what it is like to be Welsh, plan your trip on a match day and when we say this, we strictly mean Rugby because no other sport matters to this proud nation. Even if you don't bag tickets, head to one of hundreds of pubs that will show the game and watch and listen closely as the Welsh sing their national anthem beaming with pride. If this isn't your scene do not worry, Cardiff is home to many museums and the castle is not far from the centre. Even walk along the bay to get spectacular views of Welsh living and then head to the indoor market which offers everything from a fried breakfast to fabrics so you can get artsy. Cardiff is a city that needs to be discovered.