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.