Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, with a population of over 360,000 people, the city is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the country including the Principality Stadium, Motorpoint arena, Wales Millennium Centre and of course Cardiff Castle.
Cardiff is a thriving hub for the arts and entertainment industry and is home to a number of high profile Film and TV studios, including; BBC, ITV and Pinewood Studios. Cardiff has also been the home of world renowned series such as Sherlock Home and Doctor Who, which are all made at BBC’s Roath Loch Studios in Cardiff Bay.
Cardiff Mini Film Festival takes place within the City Centre, spread across 5 incredible venues.
If that isn’t enough, Cardiff if also home to some of the best shopping areas in the UK. The St Davids shopping centre boasts some of the biggest department stores, high street shops, and a number of restaurants.
Cardiff also has some of the UK’s oldest arcades. You can expect everything from independent shops and art galleries to some of the coolest coffee shops and restaurants.
Cardiff Airport is Wales’ main airport situated 11 miles outside of the city with regular taxis and busses travelling between destinations. Visit the Cardiff Airport website to check out all the latest travel information, as well as the cheapest flights into Cardiff.
The M4 motorway allows easy access into Cardiff City Centre. If travelling from England exist the M4 at junction 29 and follow the A48 straight into the city centre.
There are a number of car parks in the city centre, both the St Davids shopping centre (CF10 2EN) and Capitol Shopping Centre (CF10 2HQ) have car parks, there are also 9 further NCP’s click here for more details.
Cardiff Central Station (CF10 1EP) has rail access from most major cities in the UK. Commuters travelling from London can get a direct train to Cardiff via London Paddington. Rail services are operated by Transport for Wales, click here for more information.
There are a number of hostels within say walking distance of the city centre:
- Bunkhouse (94 St Mary Street, CF10 1DX)
- Mrs Potts (109 St Mary Street, CF10 1DX)
- The River House (59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN)
- Nos Da (Dispenser Street, CF11 6AG)
Cardiff has a whole host of hotels and budget accommodation, here are just a few:
- Travelodge (St Mary Street, CF10 1FA)
- Park Inn by Radisson (Mary Anne Street, CF10 2 JH)
- Premier Inn (Churchill Way, CF10 2DX)
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