Cardiff and Bristol are two very similar sized British cities located 44 miles apart, either side of the River Severn.
Bristol’s reputation as a key merchant trading centre reached a peak during the height of the British Empire, when Cardiff was little more than a village. But following huge investment over the last 30 years, the Welsh capital of Cardiff is expected to sustain a population rise of 26% by 2034.
The rivalry of the two cities is most apparent during football derbies between the two cities, where it’s fair to say there has been little love lost through the last few decades.
More recently, both cities have become booming tourist destinations, each attracting thousands of visitors each year. Cardiff Bay has a stunning marina, while Bristol’s Harbourside redevelopment has revitalised the entire city centre.