Stroll down the biggest waterfront development in Europe
Being the ninth biggest city in the UK and the capital of Wales, Cardiff has seen a major redevelopment in the recent decades. The ‘bay’ as it’s locally known, was once a crucial port in the Welsh coal trade, but it’s now turned into the biggest waterfront development in Europe and provides entertainment for the city. You can witness the incredible Wales Millennium Centre in all its glory – a building made up entirely of natural materials sourced within Wales. It’s an arts centre which also houses a theatre and a selection of food and drink locales. For a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle, you don’t have to travel far. Park at Havannah Street Car Park and walk down into the Cardiff Wetlands Reserve to stand on The Jetty – a viewing platform in the water where you can birdwatch and see the nearby marina with beautiful yachts.
Discover the history of Cardiff Castle
If you want to explore the town a bit, take a walk down Bute Park and make your way down to the historical Cardiff Castle – a Norman motte and bailey fortress from the 11th century built on top of a third century Roman fort. Follow that up with some drinks at The Bootlegger on Womanby Street to listen to some live jazz or visit the grand Prince of Wales pub, a converted old theatre with interesting décor.
Pack some hiking gear and visit the Brecon Beacons peaks
Cardiff is also a great hub to set out on day trips from, as it’s close to iconic Welsh sights and places. A great place to start is a trip to the Brecon Beacons National Park to see the moorlands, woods and mountain peaks. Hire an SUV from one of our branches, capture the picturesque vistas once you’ve climbed Pen y Fan, and see the Bronze Age burial cairns. If mountains aren’t your thing, you should tour down to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Stop off at the harbour town of Tenby to see its colourful waterfront houses and see the ruins of 13th century walls and castle. A short drive from there, you can find Whitesands Bay with its beautiful sandy beach. Whatever you might have planned for your time in Cardiff, it’s worth venturing out in the comfort of your Enterprise rental, so get a quote for your stay above to explore this corner of Britain.