Where to stay in Cardiff: Best areas for travelers
- Butetown: There's an undeniable romance in staying where the action is. Good cuisine, ample attractions, convenience — it's impossible not to love! You won't want to miss Wales Millennium Centre and Techniquest. Popular places to stay include the Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, the Future Inns Cardiff Bay and the Capital Apartments.
- Cardiff City Centre: With Cardiff Central Station at your disposal, exploring the city is a walk in the park. Get a good night's rest at The Royal Hotel Cardiff before a fun day of adventuring. If you want to have a look at a couple more places in this area, we recommend the Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff or the OYO Sandringham Hotel.
- Pontcanna: Put the brakes on and savor some calm and quiet at Sophia Gardens — just one reason to choose this renowned area. Good options here include the CFeleven, the Lincoln House Hotel and the Period Victorian Elegance,pontcanna a Village in a City, Very Large 2 bed apt.
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Popular places to visit in Cardiff
Historic Cardiff, Wales is a city that built its wealth and reputation as a port city. While this town isn't as financially dependent upon its ports as it once was, Cardiff Bay and the city that surrounds it is full of restaurants, museums, and other attractions that Cardiff vacations can offer the intrepid traveler.
There are Cardiff vacation packages that cater to all types of visitors. History buffs in particular will love exploring the historic castles in the area, plucked straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Castell Coch and Cardiff Castle both have medieval pedigrees dating back to the 11th century and are sure to get anyone in the mood to delve deeper into Wales' extensive history. For those that would rather connect to the culture and history of Cardiff and Wales through its art, there's no shortage of museums and other art centers located throughout the city. Pick up one of the Cardiff rental cars and bounce from museum to museum. Be sure to hit the open-air St. Fagans National History Museum, the National Museum Cardiff, and finally the Chapter Arts Centre, where you can enjoy a drink and a snack with your culture.
Recurring Festivals and Events
There's stuff to do year-round in Cardiff, but during the summer months, hardly a week goes by without a festival of some sort occurring. The Tafwyl Festival, which occurs in early July at Cardiff Castle, is a celebration of the Welsh language being spoken in Cardiff. Brush up on a few choice phrases, then visit this uniquely Welsh festival. While in town for Tafwyl, be sure visit the Hijinx Unity Festival, also held in early July. Here, you can see performances and art made by disabled artists and have a truly unique experience only Cardiff can offer.
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