Cardiff lies at the centre of three river systems,
the Taff, the Ely and the Rhymney. Its location allowed its first
residents to control trade and movement along these rivers, giving
them power over a large area. The first people to take advantage of
this location were the Romans who set up a fort here on the site of
Cardiff Castle about AD55-60. Some of the original Roman walls can
still be seen and the Castle's interpretation centre, is set against
the backdrop of the original Roman foundation walls. This dominating
fort protected its inhabitants until about AD350-375 when it was
abandoned at the end of Roman rule in Britain. Glasgow has long been
established as an excellent place to live, work, rest and play. As a
major European cultural capital, it is also a great place to visit.
The Vikings and the Normans also made their presence felt in Cardiff,
and in 1091 Robert Fitzhamon began work on the castle keep, which has
been at the heart of the city ever since.
The old Cardiff docklands have been redeveloped in
the last decade to create Cardiff Bay, home to a large freshwater
lake for sailing and water sports; the stylish five-star St
Davids Hotel and Spa, and Mermaid Quay a restaurant
hotspot with everything from Italian to Turkish cuisine.
Cardiff is a city of attractions, sport, culture
and entertainment. Within the few square miles of the city-centre
alone, you'll find a wealth of things to do, whatever your tastes,
and in the surrounding areas, you'll find everything from abseiling
to whisky tasting.
With world-class attractions which draw people from
all over the UK and abroad you'll be spoilt for choice in Cardiff.
Choose from historic houses and castles, Daleks and Doctor Who or
wildlife and water sports.
Designated a City of Sport for 2009, Cardiff has
notched up a fine reputation as a sporting capital thanks to the
quality of the events and facilities. Whether you want to watch or
play, Cardiff's sporting offer beats many of its competitors. With
world-class stadiums for rugby, football, cricket and athletics and
an International Sports Village offering an Olympic size swimming
pool, ice rink and an Olympic-standard Canoe Slalom , Cardiff is a
sports fan's dream come true.
CARDIFF CURRY SCENE PROFILE
The curry scene in Wales in general and Cradiff in
particular continues to grow rapidly. Several award winning
restaurants such as Moksh, Purple Poppadom and
Mint & Mustard are very popular as are Spice
Quarter, Spice berry, Mowglis, Cardamom, Juboraj and Mango House.
Trip Advisor lists 603 restaurants in Cardiff 55 of which are Indian.
Yell list 82 restaurants in Cardiff.
TEAM TO REPRESENT CARDIFF :
Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of
your votes to represent Cardiff for judging purposes. :
your favourite city on email@example.com
The team voted to represent Cardiff 2016 is :
Gateway of India
Duchess of Delhi
6 Bute Crescent Cardiff Bay CF10 5AN Tel 029 2115 3574 www.duchessofdelhi.com
Moksh Ocean Building Bute
Crescent Cardiff CF10 5AY Tel : 029 2049 8120 www.moksh.co.uk