Cardiff was granted city status on 28 October 1905 by King Edward VII and became the capital city of Wales on this day 60 years ago.

Scottish-born John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute, who dedicated his life to the city would later be called “the creator of modern Cardiff”.

Read more about Cardiff’s history at Cardiff Story Museum and at Visit Cardiff. A time line of the city is available at The Cardiffians.

Be sure to Check out  Robert Llewellyn –Jones’ article on Wales Online: A city transformed: 125 years in the history of Cardiff told through its buildings and spaces


 Redevelopment in the city’s historic Cardiff Bay area.