Booking your train or bus ticket in advance of your journey will offer lowest prices. Currently of the four transport providers listed, Megabus offers the cheapest rate.

By Train to Cardiff Central Station: &

By Bus to Cardiff City Centre: &       

Fly Direct: Cardiff International Airport, situated in Rhoose, 12 miles (20 kms) south west of Cardiff City Centre. For further info: +44 1446 711111 or visit

There are a diverse range of providers available. However when Cardiff is hosting major sports events and concerts, hotels can fill quickly, so booking in advance is strongly recommended.  Below are some suggestions for consideration and include approximate walking distance to the tour start point, at the National Museum Cardiff.  
Maldron Hotel and Royal Hotel are near the train & bus station (20 minute walk)

Sandringham Hotel located on main street (15 minute walk)

Marriot Hotel , Park Inn & Radisson Blu Hotel are near St Davids Shopping Mall (25 minute walk)
Big Sleep (25 minute walk)
Ibis Hotel & Premier Inn (15 minute walk)

Angel Hotel  & Holiday Inn are both opposite Cardiff Castle (10 minute walk)

Riverhouse Backpackers (15 minute walk)

Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza & Parc Thistle Hotel are near the Castle & shops (5 minute walk)

Future Inns & St Davids Hotel are both located south of the city in Cardiff Bay (15 minute taxi ride)
Church Guest House, Town House, Lincoln Hotel & Number 62 are all located on Cathedral Road (15-25 minute walk)

2015 UK National Holidays 

New Year Day     Jan 1

Good Friday        Apr 3

Easter Monday    Apr 6

May Day             May 4

Spring Holiday    May 25

Late Summer Holiday Aug 31

Christmas Day    Dec 25

Boxing Day         Dec 26


Other Notable Dates

Twelfth Night     Jan 5

St Valentine's Day Feb 14

Shrove Tuesday    Feb 17

St David's Day (Patron Saint of Wales) Mar 1

Commonwealth Day  Mar 9

Mothering Sunday  Mar 15

St Patrick's Day (Patron Saint of Ireland) Mar 17

British Summer Time begins Mar 29

St George's Day (Patron Saint of England) Apr 23

Father's Day Jun 21

Longest Day Jun 21

Midsummer Day  Jun 24

British Summer Time ends  Oct 25

St Andrew's Day (Patron Saint of Scotland) Nov 30

Shortest Day  Dec 22 


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