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Cardiff is … Buteiful!
Cardiff is brimming with historical architecture that reminds us Cardiffians of our city’s great heritage. Bute Building and Cathays Park are just two of many architectural beauty spots in Cardiff.
The stunning Bute Building is part of Cardiff University and is a Grade II listed building, housing the Welsh School of Architecture and the Cardiff School of Journalism. Designed by architects Percy Thomas and Ivor Jones, the building opened in 1916 and has six Roman Doric columns in the front of the building and includes the Birt Acres Lecture Theatre. Bute Building has the UK's largest Sky Dome used for daylight modelling and sun-path studies in the School of Architecture.
Cathays Park is a civic centre situated in the city centre of Cardiff, is home to a number of early 20th century buildings and the beautiful park Alexandra Gardens. With Edwardian buildings such as the Temple of Peace, City Hall, the National Musuem and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff Crown Court, Welsh Government HQ and several Cardiff University buildings, the civic centre is brimming with timeless architecture. Cathays Park has been featured in The Pevsner Architectural Guide Books, listed as ‘the finest civic centre in the British Isles’.
In the heart of the capital city is Cardiff Castle, a truly remarkable site with a history that spans over 2000 years.
Roman soldiers slept here, noble knights held court here, and the Bute family, with extraordinary wealth and vision, transformed the Castle into a romantic Victorian fantasy.
‘Eccentric genius’ architect William Burges was given free rein to create the amazingly lavish and opulent interiors; each breathtaking room rich with murals, stained glass, gilding and superb craftsmanship.
If you haven’t paid the magnificent venue a visit yet, it’s a certain must when visiting the Welsh capital