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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

Local area

A stunning historical city break awaits you,

Things to do

Cardiff Castle

Castle Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 3RB

Cardiff Castle is an extremely popular tourist attraction, situated right in the heart of the city centre. The Castle's Keep dates back 900 years to Norman times. In 1866 the castle underwent a massive rebuild by the architect William Burges, who created its current spectacular medieval Gothic theme. The new Interpretation Centre, which opened in 2008, tells the extraordinary episodes in the history of Cardiff Castle.

Motorpoint Arena

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 2EQ

Cardiff International Arena (or the CIA) is located in the heart of the City, and provides a focus for business and entertainment in Wales. The multi- purpose venue has become first choice for many event organisers and visitors who return year after year. Hosting a variety of events, from world-class concerts and entertainment to conferences, sporting events, exhibitions and trade shows, we attract in excess of 1 million customers in concerts alone each year.

Mermaid Quay

Mermaid Quay, Management office, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ

Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax it's the perfect destination for relaxing, partying a bit of retail therapy or personal pampering. The waterfront of restaurants, cafés and bars there's something for every taste and pocket from a quick snack to a leisurely, luxury meal. Meanwhile shops and services range from stylish boutiques offering fashion & accessories, fine foods, furnishings and great gifts to Ken Picton's award-winning hair dressing salon & spa.


Stuart Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Techniquest is a great destination for all the family, with all you need for a day out under one roof. There is the interactive exhibition area, Science Theatre, Planetarium, and Laboratory. Techniquest staff are on hand to offer help and support to all visitors. There is easy wheelchair access, disabled toilets and a lift to all parts of the building. Techniquest has a café offering a range of drinks, snacks and hot meals. There is a shop with toys, books, and interesting gifts and souvenirs.

Odeon IMAX

Red Dragon Centre, Hemingway Road, Cardiff, CF10 4JY

Located within the Red Dragon Centre, this odeon cinema has an over 18’s only area. Relax in the exclusive Gallery Bar area before or after the movie. Self serve indulgence counter See the latest Blockbusters in film viewing luxury Exclusive fully licensed viewing area with extra wide armchair seating and table for your film food and drinks. All Screens inclueding the IMAX screen are all wheelchair accessable, and are fitted with infra red hearing system which is compatable to most hearing aids.

Cardiff New Theatre

Park Place, Cardiff, N/A Cf10 3LN

The New Theatre in Cardiff is Wales' number one venue for the best in drama, opera, musicals, dance, children's shows and pantomime.

Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, cf10 5al

Wales Millennium Centre opened in 2004 and has already established its reputation as one of the World`s iconic arts and cultural destinations. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership. The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004.

St. Fagans Welsh Museum

Saint Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff, CF5 6XB

A walk around Wales from Celtic times to the present day St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction Open to the public since 1948, the museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle and gardens among them houses a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen's Institute. Native breeds of livestock can be seen in the fields and farmyards, Visitors gain an insight into the rich heritage and culture of Wales. FREE ENTRY!

Principality Stadium

Westgate Street, Cardiff, cf10 1ns

The Principality Stadium boasts a UEFA 5-Star rating and has hosted matches from two Rugby World Cups including the Final in 1999, witnessed two Wales Grand Slam successes in the RBS Six Nations, staged six FA Cup Finals plus hosted major artists of music with a plethora of major concerts and motorsports events on its CV. The stadium was recently renamed from the Millennium Stadium which hosted some of the games for RWC 2015. A must see stadium with daily tours through out the year.

Cardiff International White Water

watkiss way, cardiff, cf11 osy

Cardiff International White Water (Welsh: Dŵr Gwyn Rhyngwladol Caerdydd) is an Olympic standard white water rafting centre based at the Cardiff International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay. The centre opened in March 2010 after taking two years to build the £13.3m venue, which is the first on-demand white water centre in the UK. It also houses a high ropes facility and indoor surfing. Many of the fire and rescue teams from accross the country use this as a training facility.

Cardiff Sports Village

Olympian Drive, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 0JS

• 50m Olympic pool • Spectator seating for 1000 • Leisure pool • Flumes • Lazy river • 110 station gym • Health suite • Café Bar • Crèche • Free car park

Cardiff City Football Club

Castell Coch

Tongwynlais, Cardiff, N/A CF15 7JS

Late nineteenth-century 'fairytale'-style castle, built on medieval remains, designed for the third marquess of Bute by William Burges. Lavishly decorated and furnished in the Victorian Gothic style; a Romantic vision of the Middle Ages. OS map 171: ST 131826

Wales Coastal Path

Wales is now the first country in the world to have a formal trail the whole way around its coast. The Wales Coastal Path, which is 870 miles long passes alongside the hotel on the Atlantic Wharf Dock, which makes the hotel an ideal stop over point.

Viola Ice Arena

Olympian Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0JS

Opened in March 2016 this state of the art arena is home to the Cardiff Devils. Indoor skating and events for all the family to enjoy


Longueil Close Schooner Way Cardiff, CF10 4EE United Kingdom

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