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Cardiff City Breaks
Croeso i Caerdydd … Welcome to Cardiff
As a Best Western city break, Cardiff is far from your average city!
Cardiff has a diverse mix of modern and ancient buildings which sit together perfectly. The people are warm and welcoming, and there’s a wealth of activities to keep you entertained.
Cardiff is recommended because of:
- Its famous Castles
- The Millennium Centre
- Cardiff Bay
- Millennium Stadium
Cardiff is bustling with historic castles, theatres, museums, art galleries and a vibrant shopping experience. The city itself is evolving quickly, with new attractions, exhibitions and festivals opening all the time!
So what is there to do in and around Cardiff?
Being famous for Cardiff Castle is only part of the story, as Cardiff is home to not one, but five impressive castles. Castell Coch (Red Castle) is an elaborate Victorian folly in the north of the city, Twmpath Castle's remains can still be seen and Llandaff Bishops Palace and St Fagans Castle are still in existence today.
After you’ve visited the 2000 year old castles, Cardiff can bring you right up to date with its ultra-modern Millennium Centre. A cultural centre for performing arts, covering ballet, opera, dance, musicals and comedy, it also boasts shops, cafés and restaurants.
Cardiff Bay and the Cardiff waterfront are fast becoming two of the biggest attractions in Cardiff. The Bay is fed by two rivers (the Ely and the Taff) and together they form a 500 acre freshwater lake around the former dockland area south of the city centre.
If that isn't enough to tempt you, Cardiff also offers world class shopping, with all the popular high street names as well as big designer retailers and small, fashionable boutiques. So there’s something for everyone!
Fancy travelling a little further afield?
Margam Country Park in Port Talbot is the ideal location for your chance to spot wildlife or simply stroll through the 850 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
A short distance from Cardiff and yet a world away from the busy city lies the Gower Peninsula. This varied and wonderful landscape is home to ancient ruins, medieval churches, iron age fortifications and prehistoric standing stones. There’s plenty to keep you busy here!
Barry is a traditional seaside town that offers several sandy beaches and the Barry Island Pleasure Park, offering hours of entertainment for adults and youngsters alike!
If this is your first visit to Wales – Cardiff will not fail to impress!
Best Western have 12 hotels in or near Cardiff:
Hotels in top break locations:
What's on in Cardiff:
Open: Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)
17/11/2013 to 02/01/2014
17/11/2014 to 02/01/2015
River of Light Lantern Parade
Open: 6.30pm Dec 2013 (annual)
22/12/2013 to 22/12/2013
Open: Daily 5.30pm-8pm Dec 2013 (annual)
19/12/2013 to 19/12/2013
Open: Dec 2013 (annual)
27/12/2013 to 27/12/2013
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 2pm-5pm Oct - Dec 2013 (annual)
Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 2pm-5pm
30/10/2014 to 31/12/2014
30/10/2013 to 31/12/2013
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Open: Daily 10am-5pm Nov 2012 - Mar 2013 (annual)
19/11/2013 to 12/03/2014
19/11/2014 to 12/03/2015
Slow Food Market
Open: 10am-3pm Feb 2013 (monthly)
05/10/2014 to 05/10/2014
02/03/2014 to 02/03/2014
06/04/2014 to 06/04/2014
05/01/2014 to 05/01/2014
01/06/2014 to 01/06/2014
02/02/2014 to 02/02/2014
03/08/2014 to 03/08/2014
06/07/2014 to 06/07/2014
07/09/2014 to 07/09/2014
02/11/2014 to 02/11/2014
04/05/2014 to 04/05/2014
Open: Admission times vary throughout the year. Please check venue website for current times. Feb - Oct 2013; not Wed or Thu (various dates)
Admission times vary throughout the year. Please check venue website for current times.
03/11/2013 to 16/12/2013
03/11/2014 to 16/12/2014
18/02/2014 to 29/10/2014
Bath Christmas Market
Open: Nov - Dec 2013 (annual)
24/11/2014 to 11/12/2014
24/11/2013 to 11/12/2013
The American Museum in Britain
Open: Tue-Sun 12pm-5pm (Nov & Dec until 4.30pm) Mar - Oct 2013; not Mon (various dates)
Tue-Sun 12pm-5pm (Nov & Dec until 4.30pm)
26/11/2013 to 19/12/2013
13/03/2014 to 31/10/2014