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Cardiff-Capital of Wales Travel Guide

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales in the United Kingdom . The population of Cardiff is a little over 300000 and the currency in use is the pound sterling.

As a city, Cardiff really began with the Roman invasion in AD43. Indeed the city’s name derives from the Roman general Aulus Didius; ‘Caer Didi’ means ‘Fort of Didius’ and in time became Cardiff . In the eleventh century, the Normans marched on the city, and by Elizabethan times, Cardiff was a lawless town peopled by pirates and gangsters. By the beginning of the seventeenth century, the population had dwindled to a handful and the future of the city was bleak. However, the Industrial Revolution reinvigorated the city of Cardiff , and by start of the twentieth century, the city was thriving with the export of coal the main industry.

Modern day Cardiff is a buzzing city with plenty to interest the visitor whether it be sightseeing, shopping or socializing. Like the rest of the British Isles , the weather is not always the best, but in general the climate is temperate and not something that would prevent the visitor having a happy stay in the city.

The National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff is proud to house the best collection of Impressionist works outside of Paris , as well as a whole host of fascinating exhibits and is well worth a visit.

Cardiff Bay has recently undergone a makeover, and is now a hub of social activity with a range of attractions and leisure facilities along the waterfront. The Spirit of Cardiff visitor centre is situated at this location in a most unique building known locally as ‘The Tube’. It is worth a visit to Cardiff Bay just to see this structure in itself!

Shopping in Cardiff is an enjoyable experience, and a bit different with the combination of the usual high-street stores and also the many little arcades where an unusual bargain can often be picked up.

For a relatively small city, Cardiff is not short of bars and restaurants with 350 places to drink and over 250 eateries within the metropolitan area. A wide variety of ethnic cuisine is on offer in the city from Italian to Indian to Greek, but many visitors wish to sample the local dishes and the best way to find a restaurant specializing in Welsh food is to keep an eye out for the ‘hungry dragon’ sign which indicates that it is served.

The nightlife is good in Cardiff with everything from opera to pop usually going on a one of the many entertainment venues in the city. The Wales Millennium Centre is home to many of the international acts who stop off in the Welsh capital when they are on tour.

Whether its cultural heritage sites, family attractions or the dancefloor, Cardiff has something for everyone and is a great place to visit.

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Some reviews from our Satisfied Customers

Great work carried out
on 26, Mar 2017
Repaired two alloys for me. Great work carried out, friendly and fun service from the two gents and good value for money. I would definitely recommend.
Dave Williamson
from Cardiff
Excellent job
on 10, Feb 2017
Did a repair on my machine cut alloys came to my house were honest before they started that as it was a machine cut they could do a repair but not exactly match the finish well i'Il defy anyone to spot the repair it is an excellent job would defiantly recommend
John Carter
from Cardiff
Great service
on 07, Jul 2017
Great service, work and guys. As an accident prone driver I will definitely use them again!
Highly recommend!!
on 07, Oct 2017
Highly recommend!! Great job on a bumper repair, very professional service
Very pleased
on 18, Oct 2017
Very pleased with the work done by Carmond at LVV services. He managed to come out to do the work the day after I contacted him. Disguising/repairing a cigarette burn on the back seat. Looks good as new and at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend. Very helpful and great friendly service.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
on 02, Sep 2017
Fantastic job Carmond! Very happy with the job you done for the wheel on my car and just a small fraction of a full refurb. Honest service, friendly and reasonably priced finished to a very high standard and a nice chat whilst the work was completed. Can not ask for more... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Fantastic service and a fantastic price!
on 21, Sep 2017
Fantastic service and a fantastic price! Would recommend them to anyone! My car looks good as new and it was completed in under an hour! Thank you guys!
Carla James
from Caerphilly
Very good service!
on 08, Sep 2017
Very good service! Great repair on my Hyundai rear bumper, can't tell its been repaired. Excellent price. Definately reconmmend,would use again if needed. Bonus of having repair completed on your own driveway!
Darren Yemm
from Swansea
Arrived on time
on 16, Oct 2017
A great job gents. Arrived on time and were polite friendly and knew exactly what they were doing. I have no hesitation in recommending LVV Services. Thanks loads
Very fair pricing
on 05, Oct 2017
Had the steering wheel refurbed brilliant job looks like new, attention to detail is excellent, its made my car look a lot better, i would def recommend, with very fair pricing
Terry Halling
from Swansea
Sorted my seats with burn holes
on 09, Nov 2017
Restored my alloy and sorted my seats with burn holes. Can’t fault at all.
Gethin Jones
from Cardiff
Very high quality work
on 16, Oct 2017
Had a scrape to the wheel arch repaired on TT and repairs to worn driver seat bolster. Very prompt and quick, very high quality work. Would definitely recommend
Andy White
from Swansea
Great service excellent repair
on 10, Jun 2017
Great service excellent repair on small dents on my Audi Q5 drivers door, can't tell its been repaired. Prompt arrival at my home two great guys excellent price. Definitely recommend,would use again if needed.
Stephen Waters
from Bettws - Bridgend
Repair job was amazing!
on 24, Feb 2017
Great service and came to the house which was a massive bonus! Had a scuffed black alloy, the repair job was amazing! Looks like new! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a car repair!
Louise Baldwin
from Swansea
What a fantastic job
on 10, Nov 2016
Had a couple of dents removed from my black Kuga last week. What a fantastic job and what a nice couple of guys. Easy to deal with, punctual and professional. Will definitely use their services again and would recommend to anyone. Thanks Steve.
Andrew Knight
from Swansea
Brilliant guys!
on 15, Jun 2017
Brilliant guys! thank you so much for making my bump look a lot better! ? 100% recommend
Lauren Davies
from Bridgend
Repaired my seat fast
on 22, Nov 2017
Repaired my seat fast with no hassle! Fantastic efficient service, worth the money!
Shannon Horton
from Sarn Bridgend
Excellent job
on 18, Feb 2017
Excellent job, thank you Steve & Carmond very pleased with what you did I definitely use you again and definitely recommend you, once again thanks
Mark Meredith
from Cardiff
Highly recommended.
on 17, Nov 2017
Excellent service! Very professional and easy to deal with. Highly recommended.
Sam Small
from Gowerton Swansea
Good Value for money
on 09, Feb 2017
Good Value for money
Sue Russell
from Bridgend
Very happy
on 29, Sep 2017
Very happy with my bumper repair and cost
Dan Malfatti
from Cardiff
on 08, Aug 2019
Came to sort out a dent and some scuffed paintwork on my Maserati!! First class job quick and professional can’t see the repair - recommended
Steve Bridgend
from Bridgend

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