When choosing a holiday location, some travellers want to know that there will be plenty to do. A holiday rental home in Cardiff perfectly fits that desire. From outdoor activities to historical landmarks, there is something for everyone in Cardiff.
When it comes to things to do in Cardiff, just know that there is a variety of activities to suit every taste and skill level. There are many wonderful golf courses in and around Cardiff. One, Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, is to be the host of the 2010 Ryder Cup. Cardiff Bay offers the opportunity for many water sports, such as boating, swimming and fishing. There are also activities for those who want a bit more adventure. GO APE! Forest Adventures offers a high wire, rope bridges, a zip line and much more. Not for the faint of heart, these adventures will truly get your blood pumping. For those rainy days, Boulder Indoor Climbing provides challenging rock walls for both beginners and more experienced climbers. There are walking trails as well as an 88 km biking trail called Taff Trail. When visiting Taff Trail feel free to bring your own bike or you can rent one on site.
In addition to the variety of activities available in Cardiff, there are also many wonderful attractions to visit. The Cardiff Castle has been standing for over 2000 years. Visitors can take guided tours or climb to the top of the keep, built in the 11th century, to take in beautiful city views. The National Museum of Cardiff has exhibits featuring art, archaeology, natural history and more. In addition to the vast permanent collections, there are also temporary exhibits as well. There are also attractions designed with the kids in mind. Ants inya Pants is the perfect place to spend a rainy day. There are a variety of play areas, all indoors, and a delicious lunch can be had on site.
The weather in Cardiff is one factor that makes it a popular holiday destination. Thanks to Cardiff’s proximity to the sea, the weather tends to remain milder than in other parts of the UK. Even in the coldest parts of winter, the average temperature is about 7 to 8 degrees. In the summer, the average temperature remains around 20 degrees, with a few days in which it may get as high as 30 degrees. There is always the possibility of rain, and an average of 60 to 65 mm falls per month. The most rain occurs in December when over 100 mm falls. There are more hours of sunshine in the summer, starting in June, with about 7 hours per day. The other months average 5 hours of sunshine per day.
Getting to Cardiff is easy thanks to well serviced airports and a railway station. The closest airport is Cardiff International (CWL), just 15 km from the heart of Cardiff. Another option for travellers is to fly into Bristol International (BRS) which is 37 km from Cardiff. From the airport, you can choose to take a train to Cardiff Central Railway Station located in Central Square. There is taxi and coach service available to and in Cardiff as well.
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