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About Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and is also the country's largest commercial centre and base for most of the national cultural and sorting institutions, the Welsh national media and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. Edward VII granted Cardiff city status in 1905 and has seen significant development since the 1990's. A new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay contains the Senedd building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex.

The city's sporting venues include the Millennium Stadium, which is the national stadium for the Wales national rugby union team and the Wales national football team. Th city also has the SWALEC Stadium, home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff International Sports Stadium and Cardiff Arms Park.

Industry and commerce has played an important role in Cardiff's development over the centuries. The catalyst was the demand for coal which was needed for making iron and steel which was brought to the sea by packhorse from Merthyr Tydfill.

The majority of Cardiff's shopping is in the city centre around Queen Street and St. Mary Street, with large suburban retail parks located in Cardiff Bay, Culverhouse Cross, Leckwith, Newport Road and Pontprennau.

Cardiff's main railway station is Cardiff Central and provides services across Wales and to the rest of the United Kingdom.

About Glasgow

The Scottish city of Glasgow has many facilities spread across the city that range from opera and ballet to football and curling. The city also has many museums and galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. Most of Scotland's arts organisations are also based in Glasgow including the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Youth Theatre. In 1990 Glasgow was declared European City of Culture in celebration of its cultural heritage.

Glasgow's many theatres include the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre. The King's Theatre is primarily a receiving house for touring musicals, dance, comedy and circus-type performances. The theatre also provides a prominent stage for local amateur productions and also stages an annual pantomime, produced by First Family Entertainment.

If live music is what you are looking for then Glasgow also has many live concert venues, pubs and clubs including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Hydro, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (the SECC), Glasgow Cathouse. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, the Queen Margaret Union and the Barrowland.