The City of Cardiff is both the capital of Wales and the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan. The city is recognised for its quality of life and its residents live in pleasant suburbs close to the city centre, with many districts still offering the pleasure of a village atmosphere. Cardiff's parks and gardens extend to within yards of the city centre and shopping area, indeed Bute Park grew out of the grounds of Cardiff Castle and the world renowned Roath Park and Lake are frequented by tourists, residents and, although in the heart of the City, a wide variety of wildlife.
For centuries, Cardiff remained just another Welsh harbour town. Between the end of the 18th and early 19th century Wales became the world's first industrial nation and the iron masters and colliery owners of the South Wales valleys needed an outlet to the sea for their booming businesses. They chose Cardiff at the head of the River Taff. ....
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