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Where to stay in Cardiff

VacationRenter offers 596 holiday lettings in Cardiff, and we’re confident that you’ll find a place that meets your budget. Our website offers a wide selection of properties from leading travel sites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. If you’re in search of an affordable flat to let in Cardiff, you’ll be happy to find that 20% of properties cost less than $66 a night. Staying in Cardiff will give you close access to Caerphilly Castle and Roath Park, making it easy to explore with your favourite travel companions. Can’t quite find the right holiday home in Cardiff? We can also provide search results for nearby cities like Cardiff and Cardiff. Allow us to help you plan the holiday you’ve been dreaming of.

Where Is Cardiff, UK?

A vivacious, bayside city and the capital of Wales, Cardiff only about 30 miles from the Wales-England border and a quick one hour’s drive from either Bristol or Gloucester. The city is served by Cardiff Airport, 30 minutes south of Cardiff city.

What Is Cardiff, UK Known For?

Known as one of the top urban destinations in the UK, Cardiff is also the commercial and governmental center of Wales. The city was heavily bombed in WW2 and has staged a vigorous comeback since the city was declared the capital in 1955. While you’d be hard-pressed to find a local who is not mad about rugby, the city also offers a jubilant mix of nightlife, history, culture and scenic sights. Plus, bookworms and TV fanatics may get a kick out of the fact that Cardiff is the birthplace of Roald Dahl and the filming location of Doctor Who.

A Quick Guide to Cardiff, UK

  • Wales Millenium Center: Built in 2004 using local materials resembling a bronze snail or armadillo, the Wales Millenium Center is a contemporary theatre and the centerpiece of Cardiff Bay’s regeneration. It is home to the Welsh National Opera, National Dance Company, and National Orchestra of Wales. Guided tours are available for large groups and anybody can wander through the lobby.
  • Cardiff Castle: In the heart of the city, Cardiff Castle is a fascinating and eccentric place to visit, featuring an amalgamation of styles including Roman ruins, 13th century towers, contemporary renovations, Victorian additions such as a clock tower. Guided tours create the most thorough experience. Many concerts and festivals are also held on the grounds in the warmer months. One of Britain’s best museums, the National Museum of Cardiff, is just around the corner and has a focus on natural history and a significant collection of impressionist art. Bute Park stretches from the edge of the castle grounds north a mile and a half to Llandaff.
  • Principality Stadium: The home of the Welsh Rugby team, the Principality Stadium holds 74,000 seats, featuring a fully retractable roof. Known to be one of the best stadiums in the UK — if not the world. Centrally located in the city center, the stadium gives tours seven days a week.

Popular Destinations Near Cardiff, UK

  • St. Fagans National Museum of History: The most visited attraction in Wales is a collection of 40 historic buildings that have been acquired from all over the country and reassembled in a village-style exhibition. At St. Fagans National Museum of History, highlights include a 16th century farmhouse, 12th century stone church, and an assortment of miner’s cottages, all decorated according to their era.
  • Transporter Bridge: One of only six remaining transporter bridges in operation since 1906, the largest Transporter Bridge in the world lies 15 miles north of Cardiff in Newport. You can climb the 240 steps for world class views across the Usk River and the bay.
  • Penarth Pier Pavilion: Penarth Pier Pavilion is a fully restored, beautiful Art Deco pavilion encompassing a cinema, cafe, gallery, and restaurant. Beautiful views and interesting exhibitions, the pier is located just six miles south of the city center of Cardiff.

Best Neighborhoods in Cardiff, UK

  • City Center: The predominant city center district is anchored by Cardiff Castle, National Museum of Cardiff, Bute Park, and Principality Stadium. St. Mary Street and Womanby Streets are best known for pubs, nightclubs, independent music venues and restaurants. The central district is mostly pedestrianized and is a major shopping district hosting many mainstream and independent businesses. There is a farmer’s market at Central Market, concerts at Motorpoint Arena and this is also the location of the city’s many glass-roofed Victorian and Edwardian-era shopping arcades.
  • Cathay’s Park: Cathay’s Park is the city’s civic center marked by the headquarters of Welsh government and the Welsh National War Memorial, bounded by Bute Park on the west and Cathay’s cemetery to the north.
  • Cardiff Bay: One of the world’s grandest revitalization projects includes Roald Dahl Plass (square), Welsh National Assembly, Millennium Center, classy bars, and restaurants and a hands-on science and discovery center. The Cardiff Bay Barrage is a dam that can be walked or biked across as part of the Bay Trail from Penarth to Porth Teigr effectively turning Cardiff Bay into a freshwater lake.

Home-types in Cardiff

Cardiff has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Cardiff:

Points of interests in Cardiff

Cardiff has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Cardiff:
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