New Homes in Cardiff
Over the past 20 years Cardiff has transformed itself into one of the UK’s premier destinations for sport, leisure and commerce. Purchasing a new home in Cardiff, the economic centre of a devolved Wales, offers a host of benefits.
Sport and leisure
Cardiff is synonymous with international sport, in particular rugby union with the Millennium Stadium playing host to many major fixtures including the annual Six Nations. There’s also the Cardiff Blues who play at the pinnacle of the game.
Cardiff City FC play their home games at the Cardiff City Stadium and there’s first class county cricket in the form of Glamorgan, whose SWALEC Stadium regularly hosts Tests and one day internationals.
Business and Culture
Cardiff boasts many landmark buildings including the Welsh National Museum, Llandaff Cathedral and The Senedd, home of Welsh government in the form of the National Assembly of Wales.
The medieval Cardiff Castle, situated in the heart of the city, is just one of many castles around the city. Cardiff claims to have more castles than any other city in the world.
Cardiff is home to five universities, Admiral Insurance, Panasonic and Doctor Who. Employing over 1,200 people, BBC Cymru is responsible for some of the country’s most successful TV shows including Casualty and Life on Mars.
Transport Links in Cardiff
Cardiff is the key transport hub for Wales with excellent rail and road routes linking it with the rest of the UK, alongside a fast growing international airport on the city’s periphery.
Motorists using the M4 motorway can be in London in around 2 hours, with Birmingham and the North West just over two and three hours away respectively.
Cardiff Central Railway Station is Wales’ busiest rail terminal with over 10 million passengers per year passing through. Fast and frequent rail services connect the Welsh capital with the rest of the UK, and travellers can be in London in just over two hours.
Cardiff Airport is Wales’s only international airport with flights departing to destinations across Europe.
Shopping in Cardiff
Cardiff has a wide array of retail outlets especially within the city centre, in and around Queen Street and St Mary Street. St Davids Centre, opened in 2009, is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK. Retail space also accounts for much of the new development in the Cardiff Bay area of the city.
Cardiff is filled with a wealth of education establishments for all age ranges, perfect for those with children of any age. For primary schools, establishments such as St David’s CIW Primary School, Ysgol Pencae, Mount Stuart Primary School and the Integrated Children’s Centre are all sector leading schools.
There are many high performing sector leading secondary schools too, including Mary Immaculate RC High School, Fitzalan High School and Cardiff High School.
Higher education institutes such as Cardiff University, the University of South Wales, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the University of South Wales, are all close by providing a wide range of courses on various subjects.