• Glamorgan Cricket

    The only first-class cricket club in Wales who play their matches at Sophia Gardens

Glamorgan Cricket

The only first-class cricket club in Wales who play their matches at Sophia Gardens

 

Glamorgan is the only Welsh first-class cricket club. They have won the English County Championship competition in 1948, 1969 and 1997. Glamorgan have also beaten international teams from all of the Test-playing nations, including Australia whom they defeated in successive tours in 1964 and 1968. The club’s limited overs team is called simply Glamorgan. Kit colours are blue and yellow for limited-overs matches.

In 2018 the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket at Sophia Gardens became the first fully-accredited cricket museum in the UK. It opened in 2012 as the first sports-specific Museum in Wales and features a series of innovative interactive displays, as well as commemorative films and displays celebrating the long and proud heritage of cricket in Wales.

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Getting to Sophia Gardens from Future Inn Cardiff

By Car

Sophia Gardens is a 22-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Cardiff. Public car parking is available in the Sophia Gardens.  Pay and Display car park situated within Sophia Close.

By Bus

The number 6 Bay Car bus goes from in front of County Hall a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you the Welsh Government Offices, it is then a further 12-minute walk to Sophia Gardens.  The whole journey takes 39-minutes.

By Train

The Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street. It is then a 15-minute walk to Sophia Gardens.

By Bike

Nextbike operates in Cardiff, and a station is at the end of Hemmingway Road, near Cardiff Bay train station, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. It would then take approximately 15-minutes to cycle to the Nextbike station at Sophia Gardens Coach Station.  Future Inn Cardiff is a cycle-friendly hotel, and we allow guests to keep bikes in your room with cycle mats supplied. 

On Foot

It would take around 44-minutes to walk via Sloper Road from the hotel. 

* Please note all times are approximate, but it could take long on a matchday with additional road traffic.


Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms which can sleep up to four adults or a family. Perks include free car parking, free WiFi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Pre or Post Event Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the sporting event. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, and evening a-la-carte menus. Burgers, sandwiches and other lite bites are available on our lunch menu, or a homemade Sunday Roast is served every Sunday between 12pm-5pm. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available including Welsh beer, cider and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus all cocktails are £7 each. 

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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