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Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff
Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Meridian Gate, Cardiff CF102FL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,281 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff …

£63
Park Plaza Cardiff
Park Plaza Cardiff

Grey friars Road, Cardiff CF10 3 AL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (585 reviews)

This hotel is within walking distance of Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum of Wales. It is a fiv …

£79
The Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF101DW

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (576 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff …

£45
NosDa Hostel
NosDa Hostel

53-59 Despenser Street, Cardiff CF11 6AG

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4.3 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sophia Gardens, Principality Stadium, and Cardif …

£34
Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf Hotel
Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf Hotel

Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Cardiff, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Doctor Who Exhibition, Wales Millennium Centre, and Techniquest …

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Number 62
Number 62

62 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LL

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

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Dexby Town House
Dexby Town House

126 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Situated in Cardiff, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swalec Stadium, Cardiff University, and Principality …

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Snoozebox Cardiff
Snoozebox Cardiff

Various Addresses, Cardiff CF10 4GA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (14 reviews)

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Cardiff.

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Village Hotel Cardiff
Village Hotel Cardiff

29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff CF14 7EF

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (370 reviews)

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

£55
Holiday Inn Cardiff - North M4
Holiday Inn Cardiff - North M4

Merthyr Road, Cardiff CF15 7LH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (187 reviews)

This family-friendly Cardiff hotel is located in the suburbs, within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitchurch Hospital and Castell Coch. …

£62
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Pocket Guide: Cardiff 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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