As Wales’ capitol, Cardiff has been a hub for transportation, economy, and culture since the founding of castle at its center. Although once known as an industrial city with the world’s largest coal exporting port, the industry’s decline brought regeneration in the 1990s. Cardiff has since become a cultural, financial, and business hub through the regeneration of its city centre.
The City Centre lies to the south, with a growing number of pedestrianized streets and green spaces, including the extensive, former castle grounds of the Bute. This city’s residential areas and commercial districts of offices to rent expand each year, but shopping in Cardiff City Centre remains the main attraction. Visitors come for the Victorian arcades of Capital Centre, Queens Arcade, and massive St David’s Centre, as well as indoor markets like the arts-centered Cardiff Central Market. The City Centre also offers diverse cuisine, with up-scale restaurants in Pontcanna and Roath districts, as well as the chain-friendly Brewery Quarter. With more pubs per square foot than any other UK city, Cardiff is overflowing with bars and pubs, while cosmopolitan property for rent in Cardiff Bay offers restaurants, bars, shops, boat rides, and breath-taking views along Mermaid Quay. Tourists are also attracted to Cardiff’s castles and entertainment districts, with venues like the Coal Exchange and Millennium Centre complex.
The 1990s brought Europe’s largest waterfront regeneration with a mixture of residential, leisure, cultural, and commercial properties to rent in Cardiff. The rejuvenation of Cardiff Bay, with the National Assembly, Millennium Centre, Millennium Stadium, and later the 675-million-pound regeneration of St David’s shopping center revived the City Centre as a traditional yet modern and vibrant capitol city. As redevelopment continues with the BBC village and a new, central business district, investing Cardiff property means investing in the future of this rising city.