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23 February; 16 March 2019

Places to visit

Cardiff Bay is one of the UK’s most successful regeneration projects with dozens of bars, cafes and restaurants at Mermaid Quay, a freshwater lake for sailing and water sports enthusiasts, and the home of the impressive Welsh National Opera. The best way to appreciate the scale of the development is the 15min Bay Blast on the Cardiff Sea Safaris for a tour of the bay.

Around the corner from the Principality Stadium is Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. With over 2,000 years of history, former residents include the Romans, medieval knights and locals taking refuge from air raids in WW2.

Places to drink

The City Arms, one of the city’s favourite watering holes, has almost as great a rugby pedigree as the stadium itself. Two minutes from the Principality Stadium, this recently-renovated boozer is popular with locals and fans alike.

If you closed your eyes and imagined a die-hard rugby pub, The Old Arcade would be it. The walls are covered with rugby memorabilia and rare shirts donated by the Welsh Rugby Union.

The Prince of Wales is virtually on the doorstep of the stadium and inside retains features such as the balconies when it was once the Prince of Wales Theatre.

With three projector screens over two floors and the biggest selection of Welsh beers in the city, Tiny Rebel straight across the road from the stadium is a massive hit on match days.

Places to eat

The Potted Pig is undoubtedly one of Cardiff's finest restaurants - it’s in an old bank vault but won’t cost a fortune. Even notoriously difficult-to-please restaurant critic Jay Rayner liked this wonderful French-Welsh restaurant on Cardiff’s High Street, which is within a penalty-kick of the Principality Stadium. If there’s a group of eight or more of you, try the whole suckling pig.

If Italian is more up your alley Casanova boasts outstanding Italian food and is featured in the Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide. Again, its proximity to the stadium is unbeatable and it’s also great value.

Staying on the continent, Madeira, a city centre Portuguese restaurant has been around for years and is a favourite for its hearty food. Family run, the service is outstanding and there is a huge range of traditional dishes ranging from Madeira special kebabs to excellent seafood and steaks.

Location details

Principality Stadium

Westgate St,
Cardiff 
CF10 1NS

What station is closest to the Principality Stadium?

Cardiff Central station is nearest to the Principality Stadium, only a five minutes walk to the stadium.

You can easily catch a train to Cardiff from London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads, Newport and Swansea.

How busy will it be getting to Cardiff?

Peak times are expected to be between 10:00 and 16:00.

So you have a more comfortable journey to Cardiff, travel early and book a seat when travelling long distance.

How do I plan my return journey?

Peak times are expected to be between 18:40 and 22:30.

A queuing system will be in place at Cardiff Central station for return journeys so allow plenty of time to get your train or stay later and explore the best of Cardiff.

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