• 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 that play their matches at Sophia Gardens


Glamorgan Cricket Fixtures

Glamorgan is the only Welsh first-class cricket club. They won the English County Championship competition in 1948, 1969 and 1997. Glamorgan has also beaten international teams from all the test-playing nations, including Australia, which 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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Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Hotel near Sophia Gardens

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized rooms that can sleep up to four adults, including our accessible bedrooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower facilities, a desk with workspace and a laptop safe. Room features include an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water and a flat-screen TV.

Perks include free parking and electric car charging, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary robe and slippers in your room. Plus home away from home services like our guest laundry room, ice buckets, and ice machine, which you can help yourself to. 

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.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Welsh Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily from 5pm.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Welsh drink selection includes Brains beers, Penderyn whiskey and vodka, Benjamin Hall gins, and Cariad wines. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

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.


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