What to do in Cardiff
The capital of Wales is also Europe's youngest capital, with a progressive and confident personality to match. A century ago, it was the busiest coal port in the world; today those very docks have been transformed into a dazzling waterfront complex of restaurants and visitor attractions. Outstanding museums, theatres and shops mean all-year, lively entertainment. But with over 330 parks and gardens, Cardiff is also among the UK's greenest cities, so relax!
Jump aboard a waterbus at Mermaid Quay for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the revitalised Cardiff Bay. Get to the heart of the Welsh nation's rugby fervour with a conducted tour behind the scenes of the awesome Millennium Stadium.
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Why Have A Weekend In Cardiff?
Cardiff, rich in ancient history, stacked with top activities locally, romantic ambience, and eclectic culture, Cardiff is the perfect holiday destination for a weekend away for all types of groups. Cardiff is a thriving city, and just 2 hours by train from London. Rugby is like a religion in Wales and its national home, the state-of-the-art Millennium Stadium that hosted the Rugby World Cup in 1999, is a modernistic cathedral of sport right at the city's heart. Visit on a Wales match day and you'll find the streets as well as the 72,500-seat stadium bursting with friendly excitement and song. Taste genuine pub culture at its friendliest in the city centre's 350+ varied watering holes and sample the local brew, Brains SA bitter. With our partnerships with local group friendly hotels and self-catering accommodation, we can also help with the perfect accommodation for your party weekend. If you have an idea for a hen weekend or stag party in Cardiff but need help organising it, no problem - we love it when the group knows what it wants!
Feb/March: Six Nations Rugby
July: Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival
August: Extreme Sailing Series
August: The Big Weekend
Daily Bus Ticket: £3.60
Daily Parking Price: £20
Uber Is Available
Walkable In Heels
Did You Know
Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in The UKABBA
Only about 10% of Cardiffians speaks or understands Welsh
Captain Morgan was born in Cardiff
The Millennium stadium hires falcons to keep pests away
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Average Pint: £3.00
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Cardiff is one of our most popular destinations in the UK, and it's no wonder why! In the past 17+ years, we've seen thousands of people venture into the Welsh capital and come out the other end with nothing but smiles, a slight accent and a few sore heads...