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Situated in the historic county of Glamorgan, Cardiff is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom and a relatively young capital of Wales. From architecture dating back to the Norman period to streets lined with trendy bistros, the city puts forth a good balancing act as a modern metropolis with medieval roots.

Tourism in Cardiff is largely centred on its rich history and culture. A visit to Cardiff Castle will give you a glimpse of the region’s medieval chronicles. You can also take a walk through the grounds of Castell Coch, a Gothic revival castle peeping out of ancient beech woods. Another prominent fortification to explore is the 13th-century Caerphilly Castle appearing to rise from a lake.

The natural backdrops of this Welsh city are best discovered on foot – be it walking along the waterfront area of the scenic Cardiff Bay or the heritage trails of Fforest Fawr. You’ll also spot many urban parks on your trip to Cardiff, one of them being the Bute Park – a landscaped garden along the banks of River Taff.

Cardiff’s shopping portfolio comprises timeless Victorian and Edwardian arcades, suburban retail parks and indoor markets. You’ll find independent boutiques and cafés at Royal Arcade, high-end brands at St David’s and fresh organic produce at Pontcanna Farmers Market.


From $200 per night

Next weekend

From $306 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.24
Language English
Average weekend price $8 per night
Average weekday price $7 per night
Average stay 1 night

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Cardiff is a vibrant city with plenty to see.

March 27, 2023

Cardiff is a vibrant city with plenty to see. Cardiff Castle is an absolute must to visit and take the tours. Restaurants are plentiful, as is the rich history of Cardiff which you get a sense of by visiting the castle and beautiful churches in the area. If at all possible I would suggest a visit to Cardiff Arms Park to catch a game of Rugby. During our stay the Womens Six Nations was being played.

Tony United Kingdom

A vibrant city proud of its heritage.

March 21, 2023

A vibrant city proud of its heritage. So impressed with the friendly and upbeat atmosphere there during the 5 Nations. Would like to return to explore more, to catch a boat to the Bay, see the castle, shop and try the restaurants, etc. Would recommend the college training college for an evening meal. Fantastic food, good views and accommodating staff.

Diana United Kingdom

I loved the shopping experience the mix of shops and markets...

March 20, 2023

I loved the shopping experience the mix of shops and markets great selection of fresh food cakes. A walk around Cardiff Castle very interesting and great back drop for photos. A wide choice of pubs and restaurants for lunch and dinner very enjoyable.

JOHN United Kingdom

Cardiff is a vibrant and busy city.

March 18, 2023

Cardiff is a vibrant and busy city. Lots to do and see, Cardiff castle was an excellent place to visit. We also enjoyed visiting the National Museum of Wales. Stunning building and superb exhibitions. McSims is a lovely coffee and pastry cafe in the centre. Highly recommended by us.


I booked adjoining rooms for a family trip.

March 16, 2023

I booked adjoining rooms for a family trip. The hotel confirmed my request. However when I got to the hotel they had 2 rooms on 2 different floors. It was not safe for young children to sleep on different floors. The staff acknowledged that it was the hotels mistake but said there was nothing they could do. I was charged full price for the two rooms and I will not be returning.

Brendan Ireland

I love Cardiff and have come from Barry for a last minute...

March 11, 2023

I love Cardiff and have come from Barry for a last minute night break Webbbooked at 11pm at night and was able access the building with the hosts permission with finding out last minute . Provided us with everything we needed to know with our being rushed .

Dru United Kingdom

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