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BEST WESTERN PLUS New House Country Hotel

Thornhill, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 9UA

Ratings & Awards

4 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Wales) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
A tourist board award to those hotels that go that extra mile to make your stay a special one.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (200 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN PLUS New House Country Hotel, Cardiff

River of Light Lantern Parade

The River of Light Lantern Parade in Caerphilly features twinkling lanterns created by local schools and community groups. Samba drummers, street bands and dancers parade through the town to Caerphilly Castle for a fireworks finale.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Proms in the Park - Caerphilly

Taking the famous Last Night of the Proms celebrations across the nation, Proms in the Park comes for the first time to Caerphilly. Join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields beneath Caerphilly Castle.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

The Big Cheese

Caerphilly celebrates its world-renowned cheese and a whole lot more with the Big Cheese summer festival. The weekend extravaganza at the Owain Glyndwr Playing Field presents music, dance and street entertainment portraying the heritage and culture of the area.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Castell Coch

Castell Coch is Cardiff's very own fairytale castle, nestling in the woods on the outskirts of the city, complete with turrets and round towers. Take a tour of the elaborate interiors of this 19th-century castle, built on medieval foundations.

Available : Daily


Attached to Cardiff's Sandringham Hotel, CaféJazz offers a reasonably priced bar menu. In the smarter restaurant section, diners can enjoy dishes such as pan-fried lamb chops and duck à l'orange. There are live jazz performances five nights a week.

Available : Daily

Llandaff Cathedral

Cardiff's Llandaff Cathedral is a prime attraction for both worshippers and visitors. Take the woodland path from Llandaff Green to the cathedral, and see its 13th-century Chapter House and Jacob Epstein's 20th-century Christ in Majesty sculpture.

Available : Daily

Twenty20 Cup: Glamorgan Dragons

The Friends Provident T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Glamorgan Dragons play their home games at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

National Museum Cardiff

The National Museum Cardiff, set in pleasant surroundings in the city centre, is unusual in that it focuses on both art and science. See works by world-renowned artists (particularly the Impressionists), and explore the history and natural history of Wales.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Winter Wonderland

Every winter the lawn in front of Cardiff City Hall is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland skating rink. A heated terrace overlooks the ice and a free entertainment programme celebrates the festive season.

Available : Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger in Cardiff city centre boasts a restaurant, four bars and a club. With the stylish venue spread over two floors, the club occupies the upper level where DJs spin dance tunes on the decks.

Available : Daily

Sparks in the Park

Sparks in the Park is an enormous fireworks display held at Coopers Field in Bute Park, against a backdrop of Cardiff Castle. Children's rides entertain the little ones before the bonfire is lit and the fireworks begin.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

The RHS Spring Flower Show Cardiff

The RHS Spring Flower Show returns to Cardiff's Bute Park. Visitors can view inspirational show gardens, spring flower displays, floral marquees and the entries for the coveted RHS medals. Gardening experts give demonstrations and plants and flowers are on sale.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Castle

An iconic Welsh landmark, Cardiff Castle bursts with history from the Romans to the Normans and beyond. Learn about these extraordinary episodes from the exhibition and film in the Interpretation Centre, before joining a guided tour of the Castle Apartments.

Available : Daily

Great British Cheese Festival

Sniff and nibble more than 450 different cheeses of all flavours, shapes and sizes at Britain's biggest cheese market. The Great British Cheese Festival takes place each year at Cardiff Castle and heralds the British Cheese Awards.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Grand Medieval Melee

Travel back in time during the Medieval Melee at Cardiff Castle. Stroll around the Castle Green encampment and enter a world of sword fighting, archery and field games. Dress up in authentic costumes or armour before honing your archery skills.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Castle Open Air Theatre

As part of the Cardiff Festival, Cardiff Castle Open Air Theatre presents performances of Shakespeare's masterpieces in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. This year's production is the bard's last play, his poignant farewell to the stage, The Tempest.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Festival

The Cardiff Festival offers a programme of outstanding events each summer featuring the best in street theatre, live music, family entertainment, funfairs and drama. Events take place each weekend at venues all over the city and are mostly free.

Available : Jun - Sep 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Half Marathon

The fast, flat and scenic route of the Cardiff Half Marathon makes it one of the UK's most popular long-distance races. The route heads past Cardiff Castle, the Welsh Assembly and the Millennium Stadium before finishing outside Cardiff City Hall.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Comedy Festival

The Cardiff Comedy Festival showcases top class comedy at venues across the city including a finale at St David's Hall. The programme features Edinburgh Festival previews, an up-and-coming Welsh acts competition, youth stand-up workshops and Welsh language gigs.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Cardiff Mile

As part of Sport Relief, the Cardiff Mile sees thousands of people running around Cardiff to the finish line at Roald Dahl Plass, in sight of Cardiff Bay. All ages and abilities can take part to raise money for charity.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Castle Welsh Crafts

Pick up traditional and contemporary Welsh souvenirs at Cardiff's knick-knack-filled Castle Welsh Crafts shop. Wooden lovespoons, Celtic jewellery, stuffed toys and T-shirts are just some of the items on show, along with a variety of local food products.

Available : Daily

The Goat Major

Just across the road from Cardiff Castle, the Goat Major is a traditional ale-and-pies pub, filled with dark wood furnishings. Named after the mascot of the Royal 41st Regiment of Wales, it is popular with both tourists and office workers.

Available : Daily

Capitol Shopping

Located in central Cardiff, the Capitol Shopping centre is an all-day experience with a range of high-street brands under one roof. Along with fashion favourites like Hobbs and H&M, there are a range of restaurants to keep you going.

Available : Daily

Hobo's Vintage Clothing

If you're a retro-clothes lover, then Cardiff's Hobo's Vintage Clothing is just the place. Rummage for the perfect pair of velvet loons, snazzy hotpants, a paisley shirt, Beatle boots or psychedelic Sixties or Seventies fashions.

Available : Daily

Owain Glyndwr

This Cardiff pub named after medieval leader Owain Glyndwr stands on the site of an 18th-century alehouse. Enjoy cask ales in the old-fashioned bar or food in the modern lounge-dining room, where there's a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights.

Available : Daily

Clwb Ifor Bach

As the name suggests, Clwb Ifor Bach is geared towards Cardiff's Welsh-speaking community, but everyone is welcome. It's spread over three floors, with weekly club nights and live music most nights from both established acts and new talent.

Available : Daily

Cardiff Big Weekend

A Cardiff Festival highlight, the Cardiff Big Weekend is one of the UK's biggest free outdoor music festivals. Taking place outside the Civic Centre, the event offers top live music and a fairground with family attractions and white-knuckle rides.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Market

You'll find a little of everything at Cardiff's bustling Victorian market hall, including fresh fruit, fish, meat, cheese and crusty bread. Browse for gifts, buy sportswear, luggage, books and toys, or pick up a few essential household items.

Available : Daily; not Sun

House of Fraser

The House of Fraser store in Cardiff, formerly known as Howell's, is the city's largest department store. Food, perfumes and clothes dominate the ground floor, with furniture, electronics and homeware found upstairs.

Available : Daily

Millennium Stadium

Cardiff's Millennium Stadium opened in 1999, with the UK's first retractable roof. This world-class arena hosts spectacular sporting events like the Welsh international football, Rugby Union and the British Speedway Grand Prix, as well as concerts by international acts.

Available : Daily

Six Nations Championship: Wales

The spine-tingling sound of massed Welsh rugby fans singing in support of their team is a cornerstone of Six Nations matches at the Millennium Stadium. In 2012, Wales welcome Scotland, Italy and France as they attempt to regain the championship crown.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Autumn International Series: Wales

The pride of the Southern Hemisphere's rugby union teams visit the Millennium Stadium this autumn. Wales face a stiff test of their credentials in the three matches ahead of February's Six Nations championship.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

The biennial BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition returns to Wales' capital. Top young classical singers from 25 countries converge on the New Theatre and St David's Hall, to compete before a distinguished panel of judges for the coveted title.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Welsh Proms

The Welsh Proms at St David's Hall in Cardiff are an annual highlight of the Welsh capital's summer festivities. Under the artistic direction of Owain Arwel Hughes OBE, the programme features a series of magnificent orchestral symphony and family concerts.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Spice Quarter

The Spice Quarter, in Cardiff's fashionable Old Brewery Quarter, is a smart place to dine on authentic Indian cuisine prepared by experienced chefs. Specialities include dhaniya murg, chicken breast pieces cooked in a creamy sauce with coriander or jalandhari duck, roasted and served with chilli, cashew nuts and cream.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Spillers Records

Spillers Records has been in business in Cardiff since 1894 and claims to be the world's oldest independent record shop. It's small, but its range of vinyl and CDs is extensive, with diverse offerings of rock, jazz, hip-hop and more.

Available : Daily

Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival

The Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is the premier real-ale event in Wales. The festival aims to present beers from all 35 Welsh real-ale breweries and others from across the UK.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The Prince of Wales

This grand former Cardiff theatre is today a huge two-level Wetherspoon pub, with much of the original stucco ornamentation retained. Downstairs, The Prince of Wales has a lively, spacious bar, while upstairs there's a dining section facing the old stage.

Available : Daily

St Fagans National History Museum

St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff brings 500 years of Welsh experience to life in the 100-acre grounds of 16th-century St Fagans Castle. It is one of the best open-air museums in Europe and Wales' most popular heritage attraction.

Available : Daily

Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival

As part of the Cardiff Festival, the Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival presents outdoor productions in the leafy parkland around St Fagans National History Museum. All seats are under cover.

Available : Jul - Aug 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN PLUS New House Country Hotel
South Glamorgan
CF14 9UA
Sat nav postcode:CF83 1LY

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