Key to the City™, Cardiff.

Cardiff, Capital of Wales

Cardiff City Hall
Cardiff City Hall (Photo: Not So Big Media)

Cardiff is a young, vibrant city that contains a wealth of attractions and things to do. Famous for Cardiff Castle, the National Museum and the civic centre, it is also known for being a centre for sport with the Principality Stadium playing host to many UK and world sporting fixtures.

A compact city and easy to get around on foot, the centre is jammed packed with shops, bars and restaurants. Head south to the waterfront for the popular Cardiff Bay area with the world class Wales Millennium Centre, more attractions, restaurants and bars.

We now feature the Vale of Glamorgan including Penarth in our Cardiff listings for those who fancy exploring a little further.

We are currently into the beta testing of the website and still have some way to go before the structure of the site is complete. We welcome your help to point out any errors or broken links during this testing stage.

The Lowdown on Cardiff

St John's Church, Cardiff
St John's Church, Cardiff

Information to get you started

Cardiff is a relatively small city but as capital of Wales it has plenty going on! There's museums, many entertainment venues, a huge shopping centre and hundreds of bars and restaurants. In this section we'll give you an outline of how the city works.

The Cardiff Story

The Old Docks, Cardiff
The Old Docks, Cardiff

Famous places and faces

Knowing the story of Cardiff will hopefully help you enjoy the city more. In this section we will dive into the past, including how Cardiff became the King of Coal, and look at the people of Cardiff who made the city famous. More articles coming soon.

Cardiff Civic Pride

St David's Day Parade

Articles and news stories

This is our news and features section. In the coming months we hope to feature articles about Cardiff from local writers, bloggers and journalists. We hope that this will give visitors a better insight to the city.

Cardiff Amenities

Queen Street, Cardiff

Local facilities

In this section we'll look at what useful amenities are available including the free wifi available in Cardiff city centre.


Cardiff Arena
Cardiff Arena

It's not just tourist attractions that we'll be including on Key to the City. We'll also be adding a section to help those planning a conference or exhibition in Cardiff. Coming soon.

Wedding Planner

Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle

It's not just tourist attractions that we'll be including on Key to the City. We'll also be adding a section to help those planning a wedding or stag and hen party in Cardiff. Coming soon.

Cardiff Students

Cardiff Student Nights
Cardiff Student Nights

Cardiff is a young, vibrant city thanks in part to its large student population. The main universities in the city are Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) and the University of South Wales (a merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport). Our sister site Big Students has all the details.