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Future Inns Cardiff Bay
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4JY

4.0 out of 5.0

Future Inns Cardiff Bay is a 10-minute drive from the city center and central train station, and 16 minutes from panoramic …

£67
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Hilton Cardiff
Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH

4.0 out of 5.0

In the center of town, Hilton Cardiff is across from Cardiff Castle and around the corner from the main shopping district. …

£89
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YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel

East Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BB

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Principality Stadium, and …

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The Safehouse Hostel
The Safehouse Hostel

3 Westgate St., Cardiff CF10 1DD

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is steps from Animal Wall, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff …

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NosDa Hostel
NosDa Hostel

53-59 Despenser Street, Cardiff CF11 6AG

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Animal Wall, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff …

£38
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Artisan Quarter
Artisan Quarter

55-57 & 84 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Cardiff, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Swalec Stadium, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle. …

£40
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Tiger Bay Flat
Tiger Bay Flat

Flat 1 House 1, Cardiff CF10 5GX

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre. …

£150
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Marine House Apartments
Marine House Apartments

275 Cowbridge Road, Cardiff CF5 1JB

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Cardiff, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Thompson's Park, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle. …

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786 Newport Road
786 Newport Road

786 Newport Road, Cardiff CF3 4FG

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Cardiff, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Mellons Golf Club, Cardiff University, and National Museu …

£32
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Village Hotel Cardiff
Village Hotel Cardiff

29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff CF14 7EF

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitchurch Hospital and Castell Coch. Llandaff …

£50
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Pocket Guide: Cardiff City Centre Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David Hotels

While Cardiff and its surrounding areas have many old or even ancient churches, the Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St. David is relatively new, having only been completed in 1959. Staying in a Cardiff city centre bed and breakfast, mid-priced hotel or luxury accommodation will put this and many of the city centre’s other landmarks close at hand.

The church was originally dedicated to the patron saint of Wales, St. David, and was completed in 1842, thanks to local fundraising. This became inadequate in size for the growing congregation, so a new cathedral was started in nearby Charles Street, and completed in 1887. However, the building was destroyed by incendiary bombs during an airborne attack in World War II in 1941. Restoration work was not to begin until after the war, with the cathedral finally reopening in March 1959.

The current cathedral is built in what is known as Early English style. Its four-stage tower can be seen for miles around and dominates the city centre townscape. Inside, a seven-bay nave, with side chapels and confessionals, looks on to its two-bay choir. There are statues of two of Cardiff’s martyrs, John Lloyd and Philip Evans, illuminated naturally by the stained glass west window, depicting the Immaculate Conception.

The cathedral is home to three choirs. The Boys’ Choir, established in 1959, has in more recent times been joined by both the Junior and Senior Girls’ Choirs. Since 1988, the choir’s members have been educated at St John’s College, a leading independent day school for both girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18. It has a consistently outstanding assessment from the ESTYN, Wales’ school inspection body, and was named top school in Wales by the Sunday Times in 2014. The choir not only sings the weekly services at the cathedral, but regularly performs on the continent. Since 2013, it has sung at the Nôtre Dame Cathedral in Paris and in Bruges, as well as making appearances at both the Queen’s College and Magdalen College in Oxford and Bath Abbey, to perform Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St John Passion. The choir makes regular appearances on BBC Radio, including an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship with an estimated audience of almost two million listeners. It has also made an appearance on a Christmas Special edition of BBC TV’s Doctor Who, to an audience of millions.

It is very easy to spend a few days solely devoted to a tour of Cardiff’s historic churches. Architecture from many periods is here to be seen and admired, both by worshippers of all faiths and those interested in the history of Welsh architecture. Both inside and out, the Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral of St. David is a wonder of design. Worshippers have enjoyed these surroundings for decades, but non-worshippers, too, will appreciate its design and appearance. A stay in a Cardiff city centre hotel will put any visitor close to this cathedral and many other neighbouring grand and historic buildings.

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