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Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

0.2 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,491 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Castl …

£71
Jurys Inn Cardiff

Jurys Inn Cardiff

0.2 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (286 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Theatre, Cardiff University, and …

£53
Park Plaza Cardiff

Park Plaza Cardiff

0.3 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (707 reviews)

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

£66
Clayton Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Clayton Hotel, BW Premier Collection

0.3 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,406 reviews)

The Principality Stadium

£49
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

0.3 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (470 reviews)

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

£39
Novotel Cardiff Centre

Novotel Cardiff Centre

0.4 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,228 reviews)

Situated in Cardiff, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff University, and Principality …

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The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel

0.5 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (714 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium. Cardiff …

£45
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Future Inns Cardiff Bay

1 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,914 reviews)

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

£59
St Hilary Hotel

St Hilary Hotel

1.2 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
2.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

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

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The St David's Hotel

The St David's Hotel

1.3 mi from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David
5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (879 reviews)

This hotel is the only 5-star located on Cardiff Bay, 170 meters from Techniquest, 700 meters from the Wales Millennium Centr …

£91

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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