Cardiff is Wales' capital city and offers spectacular shopping, museums, eating and entertainment.
Cardiff is bordered to the west by the rural district of the Vale of Glamorgan, which is also known as The Garden of Cardiff, to the east by the city of Newport, to the north by the South Wales Valleys and to the south by the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel. It was the many coal mines in the Valleys that made Cardiff the world's largest coal port.
The Centenary Walk is a good way to explore as it runs for 2.3 miles (3.7 km) within Cardiff city centre, passing by many of Cardiff's landmarks and historic buildings.
Image of Cardiff by Rtadams
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