After spending a few days exploring the city of Cardiff, jump on a bus or hire a car and set of to explore the surrounding areas, where many more treats await you. With both mountains and coastline within a stone's throw of Cardiff, there's plenty for those who love the Great Outdoors to do when they want to get out of the city.
To the north of Cardiff, and over Caerphilly Mountain you'll find the town of Caerphilly, home to the biggest castle in Wales, and the second biggest in Britain after the Queen's Windsor Castle. South of the city you'll find Penarth quietly looking out over both Cardiff and the Bristol Channel. It's the place to visit if you want to while an afternoon away pottering around art galleries and eating ice cream.
If it's the seashore you fancy then head to Porthcawl, a coastal town 45k from Cardiff. It's the place to head for walks along the promenade, funfair thrills and lazy hours on the beach. Whatever you want to do, you'll be able to do it in and around Cardiff. There's far more to Wales then sheep, leeks and daffodils.
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