Cardiff, (Caerdydd) is the capital city of Wales (UK). The port is located on the Bristol Channel, at the mouths of the Ely and Taff rivers. This is the Wales' largest port and an important industrial, administrative and commercial centre.
Cathays Park is in the city centre and houses impressive baroque-style buildings, including Welsh Office, City Hall, Assize Courts, Temple of Peace, the National Museum of Wales.
- Cardiff Castle is close by, reconstructed by William Burges for the Marquis of Bute in the 19th century. The Welch Regiment Museum and the Welsh School of Music and Drama are located in the castle.
- Nearby is 15th-century church of St John the Baptist.
- The founded in the 6th century Llandaff Cathedral was badly damaged during WW2 (1939-1945), after which it was completely restored.
- At Cardiff Bay (In the old docks area) was created "Europe's most exciting waterfront development" incorporating shops, museums, restaurants, housing and a boat marina.
In 75 AD, an early Roman outpost was established in this territory. A Norman castle was erected in the 11th century, when a fort was built on the motte which today stands within the walls of Cardiff Castle. The fort was built by Robert FitzHamon, who in 1075 became Lord of Glamorgan. He was the first Norman baron of Gloucester and the conqueror of Glamorgan (Glamorganshire) in southern Wales.
A small market town developed near the castle, and Cardiff grew in importance as a market for the surrounding region. However, the Industrial Revolution (early 19th century) and the consequent need for coal was the impetus for the growth of the city. By the end of 19th century, Cardiff was the world's leading coal-exporting port.
Cardiff cruise terminal
Cruise ships in Cardiff UK dock (anchor) in Cardiff Bay.
- From the terminal, the distance to Cardiff International Airport is 16 km (10 ml).
- From the cruise port, Cardiff Central (train station) is approx 1,5 km (0,9 ml). The same is the distance between the port to the city center.
The Cardiff cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Cardiff, Wales.
If you lose the Cardiff location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Cardiff cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Cardiff, Wales. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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