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Cardiff & Newport - by Manish Abraham

posted 26 Jan 2013, 06:41 by Manish Abraham   [ updated 2 Feb 2013, 06:46 ]
Manish Abraham in Cardiff


manish abraham in Cardiff Manish Abraham in Cardiff Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is Wales's chief commercial center  the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions.

Cardiff is also the largest media center in the UK outside of London, which also attracted me; I visited Cardiff for a Seminar in the University of Wales. Cardiff is home to four major institutions of higher education: Cardiff University, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

During my visit to Cardiff I visited various landmarks such as the Millennium Stadium, Pierhead Building which is the Welsh National Museum and the Senedd, the home of the National Assembly for Wales.also visited the famous Cardiff Castle and the Wales Millennium Center.

Newport -
manish abraham in newport

manish abraham in newport
Newport is a city and unitary authority in south east Wales. It is the third largest city in Wales. It is located on the River Usk close to its confluence with the Severn estuary. It is 12 miles (19 km) east of Cardiff; I traveled from Cardiff to Newport by a bus. After my visit to the University of Wales, I traveled around Newport, I came to know that Newport has been a port since medieval times, when a castle was built by the Normans.

The Universities old building was in a place called Caerleon which is a suburban village, also situated on the River Usk, and is in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport. I visited various sites of archaeological importance, including notable Roman legionary fortressIsca Augusta, and an Iron Age hill fort. The Wales National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths Museum are also in Caerleon close to the remains of Isca Augusta.