Cardiff is the biggest city in Wales. Till the 19th century’s first few decades, it was just a small town. However, later with industrialisation (and especially the need of transporting coal for the same), the city developed a lot. It is a city particularly known for sports.
This castle has a long history of being taken over by different rulers, many of whom developed and expanded on the existing fortifications of their times. Many parts of the structure have been demolished and rebuilt several times over. Its surroundings are carefully landscaped. Many festivals and musical performances are also hosted here.
This was constructed with the aim of being host to the rugby world cup of 1999. Since then, it has hosted many events, including some motorsports events and even musical performances. It was built at a cost of 121 million pounds. It can seat a maximum of 74500 spectators. From 2016 onwards, it will be known as ‘Principality stadium’.
It is located in the city centre and is now more than a 100 years old. Able to seat 1144, it regularly hosts plays, shows and musical theatre from visiting productions. World-famous comedian duo Laurel and Hardy too have performed here.
St. David’s Hall
Located right in the heart of the city, this is a popular venue for performing arts as well as for hosting conferences. Many genres of music are catered to in the performances that are held here. Apart from that it is also used as an art gallery and has a restaurant.
These are actually two performing areas that were earlier together known as the Sherman theatre. The main auditorium can seat 468 whereas the other one can seat approx. 150. It underwent renovation very recently in order to give it quite a different look from its original dark brick theme.