Map of CardiffKnown predominantly for its university, the capital of Wales is packed with unique attractions and adventurous activities which cater to its students, making it a great location for those looking for a fun-filled holiday on a budget. Head down to the beach, hit the shops or visit the old castle – whatever you like to do with your time off, there’s plenty of it here!

Stay at…

The St Davids Hotel and Spa on the coast , which has a wide range of luxurious rooms to choose from, all of which offer a decadent and stylish experience by the sea. With views across Cardiff Bay and the city centre just minutes away this is a great location for a week away, and the hotel has a number of great amenities, like the Tempus at Tides restaurant – often frequented by celebrities – and the luxury spa which provides the perfect place to unwind. Alternatively, why not rent out a flat or house for your stay? There are some great options, from quaint sea side cottages to exquisite modern flats with all the best facilities.

Eat at…

The Potted Pig, ideally located right by the castle and the Millennium Stadium, serves up an ever-changing menu of locally sourced modern British food, with a bit of a French/New York grill influence. They’ve also got a fantastic selection of drinks, including real ales and bespoke gins! For those that like to step off from the beaten path, check out Milgi, deep in the heart of student Cardiff. Serving an incredible selection of hot drinks and elaborate cocktails this chameleonic café never fails to delight. Its eclectic interior is matched only by the Yurt in the garden, filled with mismatched cushions and sofas. It’s definitely worth stopping in for a cake (or a fry-up) and a couple of drinks.


  • Some Welsh history at Cardiff Cathedral – right in the heart of the city centre this famous castle spans over 2000 years of history, and its lavish and extravagant rooms will take your breath away.
  • The culture of Cardiff Bay – home to the Millennium Stadium, the Norwegian Church where Roald Dahl was christened and the Doctor Who Experience, the beautiful Cardiff Bay is a day out in itself.
  • Some retail therapy at the new St David’s Centre – with all the best luxury and high street brands, not to mention a great selection of bars and restaurants, you can’t spend the week in Cardiff without paying a visit to one of the best shopping locations in the country!
  • Some world class entertainment from the theatres and live venues – with a number of musicals, ballets, live music and plays to choose from you’re never stuck for an evening out in this vibrant town!

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for your trip to Cardiff! If you’re heading to the capital don’t forget to send us your pictures @MapMarketingUK and let us know what you get up to!