Cardiff is situated on the wide estuary of the Severn and is traversed by two much smaller rivers, the Taff and the Rhymmey. It is an important port and makes an excellent base to explore many interesting places in South Wales. Cardiff has always made it presence felt strongly in the cultural area and has several museums, art galleries etc. The Romans were responsible for opening the chapter of Cardiff's history. There are still many beautiful palaces and forts preserved that convey the message of its rich past. Cardiff offers a wide range of entertainments and sports facilities of all kinds like a golf course and a riding center etc. It is the host in almost all the Welsh sporting events and attracts a large number of tourists for having a perfect holiday.