Books about Cardiff, Wales

About the city of Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff, capital city of Wales, is home to many Welsh cultural institutions as well as the National Assembly for Wales (empowered to make legislation for Wales in the devolved areas of government since 2011).

Cardiff became a city in 1905, then also capital of Wales in 1955. In recent years the Cardiff Bay waterfront area has benefitted from considerable investment and redevelopment.

History

Archaeological sites including several burial chambers indicate habitation in the area of present day Cardiff dating from an estimated 6,000 years ago. Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman activity all feature in the early history of the Cardiff Bay area. More detailed information can be traced from the C11th when, in 1081, work began to build a castle within the walls of the former Roman fort. Cardiff received a series of royal charters in C14th and was made the county town of the new shire of Glamorgan on its creation in the late 1530s.

After varied fortunes in the C17th, by the late C18th Cardiff Castle (below) was being renovated and other improvements to the town included new facilities such as a bank, printing press, racecourse and improved communications with Bristol and London, by sea and stagecoach respectively.

The C19th was a period of rapid expansion and industrial success. It was only in the C20th that Cardiff became first a city, then the capital of Wales, although it also suffered from industrial decline in the 1930s, damage in WW2 and the closure of the steelworks in the late 1970s.

Today Cardiff is an exciting modern city with many landmarks, cultural attractions and sporting and leisure opportunities as well as shopping, entertainment and other services.

Sports

Cardiff is one of the UK's foremost sporting locations with facilities for, and enthusiasts of, a huge variety of sports including the most common (across the UK) of football, rugby and cricket and well as other less widely known but no less passionately engaged in sports such as judo, fencing, sailing, skiing, korfball and bowls, among others.

Sports venues in and around Cardiff include Ely racecourse, several golf courses, two yacht clubs, cycle tracks and the Millennium Stadium, which was used for many major fixtures normally held at Wembley Stadium while that was being rebuilt in 2001-6.

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Bath & Cardiff Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay

Bath & Cardiff Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay

by Benjamin Craig

ISBN: 1500545325 ASIN: 1500545325

82 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Price: 14.95 USD

Coast to Coast With Janet Street-porter

Coast to Coast With Janet Street-porter

by Janet Street-Porter

ISBN: 0563384247 ASIN: 0563384247

224 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Bbc Pubns

Price: 32.95 USD

City Guide to Cardiff: Everything you need to know about the Welsh capital

City Guide to Cardiff: Everything you need to know about the Welsh capital

by Trevor John Price

ISBN: 179342540X ASIN: 179342540X

92 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Independently published

Price: 16.99 USD

Cardiff (Wales) - Wink Travel Guide

Cardiff (Wales) - Wink Travel Guide

by Wink Travel Guide

ISBN: 168932774X ASIN: 168932774X

25 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Independently published

Price: 9.90 USD

The Cambrian Way: Classic Wales mountain trek - south to north from Cardiff to Conwy

The Cambrian Way: Classic Wales mountain trek - south to north from Cardiff to Conwy

by George Tod, The Trustees of the Cambrian Way Trust

ISBN: 1852849908 ASIN: 1852849908

264 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Cicerone Press

Real Cardiff - The Flourishing City (The Real Series)

Real Cardiff - The Flourishing City (The Real Series)

by Peter Finch

ISBN: 1781724695 ASIN: 1781724695

220 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Seren

Price: 19.99 USD

Real Cardiff Two (The Real Wales series)

Real Cardiff Two (The Real Wales series)

by Peter Finch

ISBN: 1854113844 ASIN: 1854113844

200 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Seren

Price: 17.95 USD

City Guide to Cardiff

City Guide to Cardiff

by Dr Trevor J. Price

ISBN: 1500960780 ASIN: 1500960780

42 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Price: 9.99 USD

Cardiff Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Cardiff, United Kingdom - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2019

Cardiff Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Cardiff, United Kingdom - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Caf├ęs recommended for Visitors, 2019

by Charles P Christopher

ISBN: 198604226X ASIN: 198604226X

42 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Price: 10.25 USD

Cardiff Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

Cardiff Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

by Rebecca Kaye

ISBN: 1503303802 ASIN: 1503303802

46 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Price: 12.95 USD

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