Hop the Tube or rent a bike near your hotel to explore Cardiff (Caerdydd), the Welsh capital. Once a crucial location during the wars between the Normans and Welsh, Cardiff is home to the world’s greatest concentration of castles. Begin your journey at the Cardiff Castle and see portions of the original Roman Fort after which Cardiff was named (Caerdydd means “fort on the Taff”). Or for a more well-rounded approach to history, tour the Cardiff Museum.
Our hotels put you in the center of Cardiff activity, from the shopping hotspot of Cardiff Market (open since 1891!) to the strong nightlife along Cardiff Bay. The city is now the center of Welsh media, so after a tour of the BBC Cymru Wales studio in northwest Cardiff, hotel guests can a local TV show set for themselves, such as the Roald Dahl Plass at the Millennium Centre.
Of course, you could travel more like a Time Lord by hitting a present-day rugby game at Millennium Stadium or cricket at SWALEC Stadium, experiencing the past through Impressionist artists such as Picasso and Rodin at the National Museum Cardiff and then knocking your taste buds into the future with a tasting at Wales’ only distillery, Penderyn Distillery.