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Cardiff City Breaks

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Cardiff welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, all looking for entertainment, fun things to do and attractions to see. Cardiff has developed very much so over the last few years, and is a popular destination for tourists to visit.

Getting to Cardiff

By plane

Cardiff Airport is located approximately 15 miles from the city centre. You can get to and from the airport via taxi, train or the Airbus Express which operates every 30 minutes during the week, and hourly during the weekend. Tickets cost £5 for children and £7 for adults. If you’d like to catch a train to the airport, get a train from Cardiff city centre to Rhoose, and board the shuttle bus which takes you to the airport.

By train

Cardiff has two main train stations, Cardiff Central Station and Cardiff Queen St Station.

By coach

All coach journeys end at Cardiff’s main coach station located next to Cardiff Central Train Station. A convenient location for anyone looking to delve into the city.

Getting around

Depending on what you want to do, and where you want to go, most of Cardiff can be found on foot. There’s plenty of nice places to visit on foot, some of which you wouldn’t be able to find if you took alternative transport. If walking isn’t your preferred mode of transport, there’s a good inner city transportation network within Cardiff to see you on your way.

Attractions in Cardiff

Whether you want to visit Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle, or the National Museum of Cardiff it can all be found within a stones throw of Cardiff city centre. Some of Cardiff’s most popular attractions include.

  • Millennium Stadium
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Cardiff Castle
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Cathays Park
  • Oakwood Theme Park

Hotels in Cardiff

Cardiff has a great range of hotels to meet everyone’s budget. From luxury boutique hotels to modest 3 star hotels, there’s something for everyone. Looking to impress and wow you’re other half, then Cardiff’s boutique hotels are a favourite and one that should certainly be contemplated. The majority of hotels in Cardiff are within 15-25 minutes from most of Cardiff’s attractions and sights, so you needn’t worry about booking a hotel in Cardiff city centre which is miles upon miles away from Cardiff’s most loved attractions.

Restaurants in Cardiff

Like most cities, Cardiff has plenty to offer when it comes to fine dining and it’s variety in restaurants. If your not looking for that fine dining experience, there are a range of restaurants in Cardiff suitable for almost all taste buds. Cardiff city centre features the best choice when it comes to food and drink. High street restaurants have plenty to offer, and you are almost guaranteed to find just what you’re looking for.

Entertainment

Entertainment in Cardiff is like no other, with non stop parties, continuous entertainment, Cardiff certainly knows how to let it’s hair down. When it comes to concerts and music venues, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is the preferred choice and in the past has played host to tens of thousands of visitors. Theatre performances and classical music also takes place at the New Theatre and St David’s Hall. The Wales Millennium Centre also offers great musicals, theatre performances and comedy.

Shopping

There are four main shopping districts that are found within Cardiff, ranging from the contemporary high street stores to the traditional quirky shops, some of which are over a century old. Cardiff’s four main shopping districts include.

  • St David’s Centre
  • Queens West
  • Queens Arcade
  • Capitol Centre

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