Cardiff City Stadium is a football stadium in the Leckwith region of Cardiff, and the home ground of Cardiff City Football Club. It is the second largest stadium in Cardiff and Wales, after the Millennium Stadium.
Constructed on the site of the former Cardiff Athletics Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium is part of the Leckwith development scheme, which also included the construction of a new athletics stadium (the Cardiff International Sports Stadium), a new retail development (Capital Retail Park), a housing development at Ninian Park, a hotel and a new road system.
The stadium has also been used as a concert venue, with the Stereophonics playing the first gig there in 2010 and Bon Jovi playing in 2013.
There are several hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs within a short walking distance from the stadium, including several four star establishments as well as more modest two and three star accommodation. Depending on your choice you can expect a useful range of facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, on-site restaurants, breakfast, free parking, televisions, DVD players, laundry and dry cleaning services, gardens, hairdryers, ironing boards, babysitting and childcare, cribs and infant beds, coffee and tea-makers, free newspapers and more.
If you choose to stay in this area you will be close to many of the city’s parks and still within easy walking distance of the shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes, museums, theatres, live music venues and other attractions of the city centre.
The Capital Retail Park, with its big brands and high street chain stores, will be right on your doorstep if you stay near the stadium, but you will also find it easy to walk to other shopping areas in the city centre and elsewhere.
Some of the parks close to the stadium are Grangemoor Park, Sanatorium Park, Trelai Park, Victoria Park, Hamadryad Park, Grange Gardens and Leckwith Woods.
Caerau Hillfort is an Iron Age hillfort a short distance from the stadium. It is the one of the largest and best preserved hill forts in south Wales and was a stronghold of the Celtic Silurian tribe, who inhabited the region prior to the Roman occupation. A ruined medieval church, St Mary’s, and a ringwork that is probably the remnants of a medieval castle, contemporary with the church, can also be found at the site.
The Ely Trail, which passes close by to Cardiff City Stadium, is an off-road walking and cycling path that runs between the National History Museum at St Fagans and Cardiff Bay. The trail is not quite completed, but it is possible to walk and cycle from Cardiff Bay to St Fagans. The Ely Valley is a green corridor in Cardiff that runs through different landscapes and habitats, from Cardiff Bay itself through parks and woodlands. You can see herons, kingfishers and other waterfowl near the bay, and bluebells, wood anemones and wild garlic in the woodlands.
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