Rural Cardiff is a land of rivers, lakes and green pastures that are never far from urban life. There are numerous bike paths throughout the region making for a great way to spend a pleasant weekend. Cardiff is in Wales and of course boasts several castles, museums, churches and festivals. You'll find the Cardiff Castle right in the middle of the city. The castle was used by the ancient Romans and the Normans as a fortress. Rural Cardiff is an outdoorsmen paradise. You can take guided walking tours or go boating and fishing. But if you like an exciting nightlife, Mermaid's Quay is laden with restaurants, clubs and shopping. Rural Cardiff sites also include plenty of attractions steeped in history like the Llandaff Cathedral or St. David's Hall.