Road map of Cardiff & Newport. Map of Cardiff and Newport
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Road map of Cardiff & Newport. Free detailed road map of Cardiff and Newport with popular tourist attractions. Large scale road map surrounding area Cardiff and Newport
Road map of Cardiff & Newport
Road map of Cardiff & Newport. Free detailed road map of Cardiff and Newport with popular tourist attractions
Cardiff & Newport
Cardiff was one of the world's busiest seaports in the 19th century, with a prosperous coal trade. The wealth amassed by local mine owners, in particular the Bute family, is reflected in the city's elegant Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Cardiff Bay, the previously derelict waterfront, has undergone regeneration and other developments include the Millennium Stadium, the Welsh Assembly, and the Wales Millennium Centre, the home of the new opera house.
An industrial town at the mouth of the River Usk, Newport's growth in the 19th century was based on its coal and iron exports. Newport was the scene of riots by Chartist reformers in 1839 and bullet marks can still be seen on pillars at the Westgate Inn. Dominating the town's skyline is a transporter bridge, which once carried vehicles over the river on a moving platform.
CARDIFF BAY VISITOR CENTRE [C21 A space-age silvery building contains displays on the regeneration projects in Cardiff Bay, including a model of the bay and a video wall with 15 screens. The centre affords visitors fine views over the harbour.
CARDIFF CASTLE [p317 B2]
Although founded in Roman times, most of the castle today dates back only to the 1860s when the 3rd Marquis of Bute had it restored as a fairytale mansion, with mock medieval turrets and lavishly decorated interiors in Gothic, Arab and classical Greek styles. However, the Norman keep and moat still remain, as does a 13th-century tower and a section of Roman wall. Surrounding the castle and stretching down to the river is a fine landscaped park, designed by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century.
CITY HALL [p317C3]
Built of Portland stone in 1905, the neoclassical building is crowned by an ornate clock tower and dome bearing a fierce dragon, the national emblem of Wales. The spectacular Marble Hall houses life-size statues of Welsh heroes such as St David, the patron saint of Wales, and the Assembly Hall has an impressive decorated ceiling.
LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL [B2]
Llandaff became part of Cardiff in 1922. Its 12th-13th-century cathedral is on the site of a 6th-century wooden church. Bombed in the Second World War, the cathedral was restored in 1957-60. It has fine stained glass windows and panels by Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. Sir Jacob Epstein's 5m (16ft)-high figure of Christ, made of aluminium, graces the nave.
THE MILLENNIUM STADIUM
[p317 B1] Dominating the city's skyline, Cardiff's new stadium was built for the Rugby World Cup in 1999 on the site of the former stadium, Cardiff Arms Park. It seats over 72,000 people and is the only stadium in Britain with a retractable roof. Visitors can tour the stadium.
NATIONAL MUSEUM & GALLERY, CARDIFF [p317 C3]
Featuring a remarkable range of art and science displays, with collections on subjects from archaeology to zoology and including interactive exhibits, this museum also has a fine collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
NEWPORT MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY [p370 C2] The museum's collections range from Roman archaeological finds to natural history exhibits. Most notable are the displays on the Chartist uprising and the Roman mosaics found at Caerwent.
NORWEGIAN CHURCH IC2]
A timbered church, dating from 1868, was built for the many Norwegian sailors that could be found in Cardiff in the 19th century when the city was a busy port. The church is now an art gallery and exhibition centre. The popular children's author Roald Dahl was baptised here in 1916.
ST WOOLOS' CATHEDRAL [p370 Bl] Dating from 500 ad, the church became a cathedral in 1949. With a Norman nave and doorways, and a 15th-century tower, it perches on top of Stow Hill affording wonderful views over the town of Newport.
TECHNIQUEST [B2] A high-tech science centre with 160 interactive exhibits, activities and experiments. Techniques! also includes a planetarium, a science theatre and a discovery room. It is one of Britain's biggest science centres
TREDEGAR HOUSE [D3]
Set within 90 acres of landscaped parkland, the magnificent 17th-century mansion house on the edge of Newport has been the home of the Morgan family for five centuries. It is one of the finest surviving Restoration houses in Wales.
WELCH REGIMENT MUSEUM [p317 B2J The Black and Barbican towers of Cardiff Castle are now home to a museum with displays on the history of the Welch regiment. Exhibits include relics from the Crimean War, a Japanese machine gun captured in Burma during the Second World War, Welsh insignia and many other objects that bring into focus the life and work of the regiment over the years.