Destination guide

The historic area of Cardiff awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's history, theater scene and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Cardiff. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, entertainment and restaurants. National Museum Wales, Wales Millennium Centre and Museum of Welsh Life are a few of the top cultural sights. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Cardiff

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Cardiff a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Techniquest (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Bristol Zoo (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • We The Curious (24.8 mi / 39.9 km)
  • Cardiff International Sports Village (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Brynhill Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Cottrell Park Golf Resort (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Cardiff

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Cardiff is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bute Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sophia Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Roath Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Victoria Park (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Trelai Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Barry Island Beach (7.5 mi / 12 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Cardiff

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 21.3 mi (34.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cardiff Central Station, Cardiff Queen Street Station and Cathays Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Cardiff?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 285 holiday lettings near Cardiff. From 126 Condos/Apartments to 54 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cardiff is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cardiff?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cardiff:

  • Butetown: 57 holiday homes
  • Riverside: 77 holiday homes
  • Leckwith: 46 holiday homes
  • Pontcanna: 67 holiday homes
  • Roath: 48 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cardiff?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cardiff. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sophia Gardens: 423 holiday lettings
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena: 436 holiday lettings
  • Heath Low Level Station: 415 holiday lettings
  • Cottrell Park Golf Resort: 406 holiday lettings
  • Mermaid Quay: 440 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cardiff listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Cardiff?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 126 Condos/Apartments in Cardiff. Our other popular types of Cardiff holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 54 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 54 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 94 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cardiff?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Cardiff. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.