Settled before Stonehenge was built or the Great Pyramid at Giza were constructed...
Cardiff – with truly ancient beginnings – was settled before Stonehenge was built or the Great Pyramid at Giza were constructed. In modern times, the capital city of Wales has a spring in its step, it’s among Britain’s most exciting cosmopolitan areas, propelled by its blossoming economy, cultural scene and sports success.
This is a compact city, where leading hotels and conference venues are just a short stroll from an impressive variety of amazing attractions. Cardiff Central railway station is within walking distance of the entire city with direct links to London, Birmingham, Manchester and other major UK cities. Cardiff Airport, just 12 miles away, offers flights to many European destinations and has flights to Orlando and Qatar.
Cardiff’s ancient past and modern redevelopment make for a fascinating architectural-hotchpotch in the city centre. Here, leading business hotels offer high standards of accommodation and well-equipped meetings rooms. The city’s venue offering includes world-class sporting stadia, art galleries and museums, concert theatres, castles and historic buildings. Host a meeting for 5 or 5,000 delegates – Cardiff will manage it well.
Not to be missed is one of Europe’s most sophisticated waterfronts, Cardiff Bay – thirteen miles of eclectic shops, restaurants, bars, cafés and attractions. Most notable is the Wales Millennium Centre, a great steel and slate monument, nurturing the best of Welsh arts, shared with ample event space that can host theatre style conferences for up to 1,896 and seated dinners for 550.
Cardiff was awarded the European City of Sport in 2009 and again in 2014. It’s impressive portfolio of sporting venues are a natural home to epic rugby internationals and include the Principality Stadium (a.k.a. the Millennium Stadium) – venue for the 2017 Champions League Final, The SSE SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff International Sports Campus and Cardiff Arms Park.
A shopper’s delight awaits in Cardiff’s lively city centre. A contrast of modern shopping malls, evocative glass-ceilinged Victorian and Edwardian arcades and pedestrianised streets, provide a tempting mix of independent boutiques, high street favourites and leading designer stores.
Cardiff is the perfect destination that’s just two hours by train from London, with all its attractions within walking distance of the railway station.
For expert help organising your event in Cardiff, contact Cardiff Convention Bureau