Fly to Cardiff

National treasures, unique character

Compact, compelling and completely charming, that’s Cardiff, capital of Wales. From global sporting occasions to national museums, up-close gigs to easy-going sightseeing, Cardiff has it all.

The 74,000 seat Principality Stadium hosts rock concerts, international football and of course, Wales’ national game, rugby union. To hear a full house singing Land of My Fathers is an experience in itself … and then there’s the after-match banter in the many welcoming bars and restaurants.

The city’s friendly welcome is matched by its culture. In the National Museum Cardiff admire the biggest collection of Impressionist art outside Paris; the Museum of Cardiff reveals the city’s story from the 1300s to today; fascinating Cardiff Castle commands the very centre of the city. Don’t miss the historic buildings in Mount Stuart Square, or the striking Norwegian Church, where children’s author Roald Dahl was baptised. Wales Millennium Centre is the Welsh version of Sydney Opera House, and an architectural joy. The beautifully constructed Senedd (National Assembly building) must be seen, as does the iconic redbrick Pierhead

A full thousand metres of ...

... Victorian and Edwardian arcades wend their way through Cardiff, lined with indie shops, family-run cafes and niche boutiques, including the world’s oldest record retailer, Spillers. The modern St David’s shopping centre offers high-end labels and big-name stores.

Escape from the bustle with a stroll along the Barrage, the coastal embankment, for stunning views and the memorable maritime setting. Seek out birdlife along the wetland reserve and chill out in expansive Bute Park and its trails along the River Taff.

3 characterful reasons to fly to Cardiff

  • Rugby Internationals in Principality Stadium

  • Cultural buzz

  • Gateway to Wales

 

Principality Stadium

Wales playing rugby at the Principality Stadium. Sing Land of My Fathers and watch some genuine Welsh heroes in action.

Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival

Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival (July-August). The foodie event of the summer takes place in Cardiff Bay with a glorious spread of farmhouse cheese, handmade chocolates, specialist liqueurs and much, much more to tempt the taste buds. With over 100 specialist food and drink producers and a beautiful waterfront venue it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the free entertainment.

 

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