Pocket Guide: Cardiff

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Bestselling author and broadcaster John Davies presents the mystic castles, soaring mountains, lush valleys, and spectacular coastline of Cardiff in this easy-to-carry guide. Fully illustrated with pictures, plans, charts, and maps, this book invites the reader to look at specific areas starting with Cardiff Castle and moving to the hive of the cultural activity in Cardiff Bay. A must for any traveler who wants to get the most out of this historic and modern city.

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Overview

Bestselling author and broadcaster John Davies presents the mystic castles, soaring mountains, lush valleys, and spectacular coastline of Cardiff in this easy-to-carry guide. Fully illustrated with pictures, plans, charts, and maps, this book invites the reader to look at specific areas starting with Cardiff Castle and moving to the hive of the cultural activity in Cardiff Bay. A must for any traveler who wants to get the most out of this historic and modern city.

Author Biography: John Davies is widely known as one of Wales's leading historians. He was a senior lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before becoming a freelance writer and broadcaster. He lives in Aberystwyth, Wales.

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A comprehensive account of Cardiff's development from a Roman fort to the vibrant capital city it is today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780708317303
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Publication date: 5/22/2002
  • Series: Pocket Guides
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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John Davies is a retired lecturer at the University Colleges of Swansea and Aberystwyth.

John Davies is one of Wales's leading historians.  Previously a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, he is now a freelance writer and broadcaster.  He spends his time toing and froing between Cardiff and Aberystwyth, where he is the proud owner of a two-hectare garden.  He is the author of Cardiff and the Marquesses of Bute (1981), Hanes Cymru (1990), A History of Wales (1994), Broadcasting and the BBC in Wales (1994), The Making of Wales (1996), and The Celts (2000).

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgements x
Map of present-day central Cardiff xii
1 The View from on High 1
2 The Old Town 11
3 The Other Cardiff 55
4 Outer Cardiff 82
5 City and Capital 112
Further Reading 133
Index 135
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