A city of art, culture, history and design in Wales Art, culture, scenery, warm welcomes and excellent food come together in the Welsh capital city. Blessed with sports and cultural attractions including the Wales Millennium Centre, home of the national opera, orchestra, theatre and dance companies, as well as shops at Mermaid Quay and the iconic architecture of the Senedd building, it is a destination that's perfect for weekends away and mini breaks with friends and partners. A vibrant city, it hosts a wealth of seasonal events throughout the year, and it fuses history with innovative architecture that brings its 2000 years of stories to life and binds them together. There are attractions for adults and families alike, such as Cardiff Castle - the medieval keep with its wartime shelters, rich gilding, elaborate wood carving, murals and stained glass. St Fagans national History Museum is a favourite destination and one of Wales's most-visited heritage attractions, whether visiting on a Welsh family holiday or on a peaceful retreat on your own. City Hall is one of the world's finest civic centres with its landscaped gardens and broad tree-lined avenues, and escapism is offered in nearby abundance for those looking to walk in Wales or explore the landscape with the likes of Flat Holm Island offering rich wildlife and a history dating back to the dark ages, serving as a retreat from the Vikings and coming back to its fortified strength in World War II. For visitors this plentiful supplying of places to go and things to see is supported by the hospitality, style and food served in its hotels and bed and breakfasts. For example, Cathedral 73 is an elegant boutique hotel offering carefully considered contemporary design. Set in a refurbished Victorian property, it offers glamour and casual comfort at the same time, with just the right amount of luxury for a romantic holiday in Wales.