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If you live in Cardiff City, then you already know why it’s the best place in wales to live in. For those not in the know, here are some reasons why it takes the top spot.
We love a big city as much as the next person, but if you want a city that has everything you need in walking distance then Cardiff fits that mould perfectly. It’s large enough that there is plenty to keep you occupied there, between historic castles and extensive hiking trails. But also small enough that you can really get to know the all areas of the city well. Many of the local business owners and residentant do know one another, and that makes it an endearing place to come back to. Theres always a good positive vibe.
We mentioned it’s close to a few big cities, and those are Birmingham and Bristol, the latter of which is only 40 miles away. There are beautiful beaches less than 20 minutes drive from the town of Barry. And of course less than 1 hour from the spectacular Brecon Beacons. Through the centre of the city is the River Taff, which provides some great water sports opportunities and an idyllic appearance to this quiet town. It’s perfect for those who love the outdoors and the calm, quietness of smaller towns out in the country, but who also want to be close enough to some great daytrip destinations.
There are many great things to see and do in Cardiff. If you are into the arts and culture scene, then Cardiff has you covered there. The museums, art galleries and performing arts centre all make it a hotbed of culture and fine art. For those who like the great outdoors, the Taff River, the hiking trails and the beautiful green spaces littered throughout the city make for some great experiences. It’s also the perfect place for those who love history to come and visit. There are many ancient landmarks and buildings here.
If you have stayed in one of the larger nearby cities for any length of time, you know how prohibitively expensive they can be. The rent and cost of living are so high that unless you have a great job, you probably have to make a lengthy drive from the city just to afford it. In Cardiff, however, the accommodation is much more economical. There’s not as many people vying for a place to stay there, and even renting a place to keep sheltered for the night is inexpensive, comparatively speaking.
You might not have all the glitz and glamor in Cardiff that London provide, but those things along with property prices cost ten fold the money. If you are looking to have a great time while spending a bit less, then it’s a great alternative to some for the more prominent tourist hotspots.