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Millennium Stadium

The spiritual home of Welsh rugby, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is one of the most famous sporting arenas on the planet, envied the world over for its cauldron-like atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities.

Opened in June 1999 complete with the first fully retractable roof in the UK, it has hosted some of the world’s most famous sporting events as well as concerts featuring the biggest entertainers in show business, from Take That, One Direction and Oasis to Madonna, Rihanna and Beyoncé.

One of Wales’ most famous icons, the stadium has staged the 1999 Rugby World Cup Final and six showpiece FA Cup Finals. The Welsh national football team plays many of its matches there and it also hosts high octane motorsport events such as the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain.

Some 56,000 tonnes of concrete and steel went into the construction of the venue on the site of the old National Stadium in the heart of Cardiff city centre. Capable of seating 74,500 spectators on seven levels in three tiers, the stadium boasts 15 bars, 23 refreshment outlets, 12 escalators and seven lifts. There are 760 toilet pans, and 200,000 nuts and bolts were used in the construction of the roof, which takes 20 minutes to open.

Tours of the stadium take in the press conference suite and the Welsh dressing room. You can hear the roar of 74,500 fervent Welsh fans as you walk through the players’ tunnel before visiting a VIP hospitality suite and, finally, lifting a trophy in the president’s box.


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Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
4.2
of 5, from 755 reviews
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 views from the tower of Cardiff Castle. It’s a 15 minutes’ walk to the Doctor Who Experience, and 20 to Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve and Mermaid Quay boat tours.

£60
Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Mill Lane, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 323 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hotel is next to the St. David's shopping complex, including the flagship John Lewis store. Cardiff Castle and Millennium Stadium are both within 0.5 km.

£56
Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Meridian Gate, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 534 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Castle, and Principality Stadium. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£46
Jurys Inn Cardiff

Jurys Inn Cardiff

Park Place, Cardiff
4.1
of 5, from 103 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Theatre, Cardiff University, and Cardiff Castle. National Museum Wales and Principality Stadium are also within 10 minutes.

£70
Hilton Cardiff

Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff
4.2
of 5, from 375 reviews
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. Millennium Stadium and the National Museum are both about 0.4 km (0.3 mi) away.

£49
The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel

Castle Street, Cardiff
3.6
of 5, from 232 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 15 minutes.

£39
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Station Approach, Cardiff
4.0
of 5, from 170 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£46
The Royal Hotel Cardiff

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff
4.0
of 5, from 225 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 1 mi (2 km).