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Cardiff - Europe’s least known BIG city. CARDIFF is a fine city with a population of around 330,000, which grows by 100,000 on "Big Event" occasions, when our visitors arrive to watch their favourite team, or hear fine choral music. It is a good idea to book your accomodation well in advance, as you may find otherwise that you have to travel long distances to get alternative rooms, which could be up to 50 miles away. All the accomodation listed below is close, (within 30 minutes), of Cardiff City Centre, where most of the "Big Events" take place, at the Millenium Stadium (Rugby, Football, Speedway & Concerts), Sophia Gardens (Cricket), Wales Millenium Centre (Opera and Performing Arts), CIA (Exhibitions & Concerts) or St. David's Hall (Musical Occasions, Choirs and Conferences).
CARDIFF has excellent Rail, Bus and Coach links, and a first class International Airport, just 30 minutes away. Visit our Travel page for further details on how to get here easily, and at a reasonable cost.
Accomodation Room Rates range from £385 per night for a typical 5 Star Cardiff Hotel, to £60 in a welcoming B&B close to the city. Most establishments will have been Inspected and Graded by Visitwales - please note that the number of Stars does NOT indicate the facilities provided - rather the QUALITY of the accomodation. 
CARDIFF has excellent accomodation of all types, ranging from 5 Star hotels to  Family run Bed & Breakfasts. In between, there are Self-Catering, Hostels and Campsites as well as Caravan Parks.

We do not try to direct you to any particular business, but all those who appear on this site are highly recommended for your stay, however long !


Cardiff Civic Centre and The City Hall (here shown on the University's Graduation Day),

Boat Trips depart from Mermaid Quay


Cardiff is a major seaport as well as the Welsh Capital. Cardiff Bay, (the former "docklands") has been transformed with a multi-million pound regeneration scheme into a superb maritime waterfront and visitor experience. Here you can visit the fascinating "Techniquest" hands-on science experience, the Norwegian Church "Konditore" (Cafe) and Visitor Centre, the awe inspiring Wales Millenium Centre (concert hall), Craft in the Bay (traditional Welsh artisann skills), the Welsh Assembly "Senydd", numerous, pubs, restaurants and coffee bars, and best of all, the chance to take a boat trip up and down river, across the Bay to Penarth, and on a fine day, the opportunity to ride on the Banana Boat - the high speed rib that takes you right out into the seas off Penarth Seafront on a dare-devil ride !

Cardiff is considered to have the finest Civic Centre this side of New Delhi, and is home to around 1/3 million people. The city is a major resort for visitors, and hundreds of thousands come here every year to enjoy Rugby, Football, Cricket, Athletics, Swimming and most other sports, at superb stadia - mostly newly built with the very latest facilities.


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