This June, Cardiff will have the honour of hosting the UEFA Champions League Final 2017 in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff's National Stadium of Wales. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets for the final, then we suggest you take a look at this blog post prior to your visit – we have compiled a list of helpful suggestions & must do’s whilst you’re in the Welsh Capital.
Principality Stadium Facts
- Located on the site of the old National Stadium and home of Wales's rugby union team since 1999.
- Jari Litmanen scored the stadium's first international goal in March 2000 in a 2-1 triumph for Finland.
- Staged the FA Cup final between 2001 and 2006 while Wembley was being redeveloped.
- The first 11 major cup finals staged there were all won by the side occupying the home dressing room.
- The stadium is equipped with a retractable roof which takes 20 minutes to open or close.
Getting to and around Cardiff
Cardiff is easily accessible via the M4 motorway, which runs through the north of the city, making London a comfortable drive away. From the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland it is a straightforward drive via the M6, M5 and M50/M4. From the South and South West of England the approach is by M5 and M4. Access from West Wales is by M4.
Cardiff has many options for transport around the city including buses, trains & taxis. Or perhaps you’d prefer a spot of cycling?
Whichever you choose, we suggest that you follow Cardiff 2017 on Twitter for updated information on any road closures/travel delays. https://twitter.com/Cardiff17Travel
If you’re staying with us at Future Inn Cardiff, you will be in the ideal base for exploring the local landmarks and attractions of Cardiff Bay and Cardiff city centre.
What to see
For culture: You can wander around the huge structure of Cardiff Castle as it stands today. Cardiff Castle has been preserved expertly, the Roman Fort and Norman Keep both stand tall to this day, ready for you to explore. The castle is one of Wales’ most popular heritage attractions.
For atmosphere: Explore a great mix of Cardiff attractions, entertainment and events, along with vibrant bars and shops that create a truly unique atmosphere worthy of any capital city!
For fresh air: Why not take a lovely bike ride? This route is a must do: http://www.futureinns.co.uk/take-a-look-at-our-blog-for-future-inns-hotels-bristol,-cardiff-and-plymouth/cycling-in-the-golden-glow/
For more suggestions see: http://www.futureinns.co.uk/cardiff/cardiff-destination-guide
Eating and drinking
Our Thomas Bar & Restaurant serves great British food with a Contemporary Welsh Flavour. Our restaurant uses the finest locally sourced ingredients presented in an informal relaxed manner, offering fresh food all day every day in an inviting, fresh, contemporary environment. For a truly Welsh Taste, order off our ‘Taste Wales’ section. The Cawl is our favourite & in case you’re wondering, it is a welsh Lamb Stew served with Blue Cheese & Bread.
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We hope that you have a fantastic time in Cardiff during the UEFA FINAL 2017 in Cardiff.