Is there anything better than the atmosphere in Cardiff on an international rugby day?
The Wales national rugby union team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship against rivals England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy and won the competition last in 2019. Their home ground is the Principality Stadium, previously called the Millennium Stadium which was built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
Rugby is Wales' national sport and it holds an important part in Welsh culture. Rugby is as characteristically Welsh as coal mining and male voice choirs and has become important in building Wales' modern identity. Players are seen as local heroes.
Supporters are known for singing before, during and after the matches. Popular songs include Max Boyce's 'Hymns and Arias', Tom Jones' 'Bread of Heaven' and The Stereophonics 'Local Boy in the Photograph' which has the lyrics "There's no mistake, I smell that smell, it's that time of year again." The perfect anthem for rugby season.
WRU Home Fixture List
Please note, we do try to update fixture changes but we would encourage you to double-check before making travel plans.
2023 Summer Five Series
Wales vs England
Saturday 5 August 2023
Kick off at 5.30pm
Wales vs South Africa
Saturday 19 August 2023
Kick off at 3.15pm
2024 Guinness Six Nations
Wales vs Scotland
Saturday 3 February 2024
Kick off at 4.45pm
Wales vs France
Sunday 10 March 2024
Kick off at 3pm
Wales vs Italy
Saturday 16 March 2024
Kick off at 2.15pm
The Principality Stadium is a 6-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Cardiff. Parking is available in the city centre as pay and display or by the hour multi-story car parks.
The number 6 Bay Car bus goes from in front of County Hall a 3-minute walk from the hotel and takes you directly to Cardiff Central Bus Station, it is a further 4-minute walk to the Principality Stadium.
Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street station, followed by a 15-minute walk to the Principality Stadium. Alternatively, you could change lines for Cardiff Central followed by a 5-minute walk.
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 14-minutes to cycle to the Nextbike station on St Mary's Street. It would be a 4-minute walk to the Principality Stadium. Future Inn Cardiff is a cycle-friendly hotel, and we allow guests to keep bikes in your room with cycle mats supplied.
The Aquabus (water taxi) goes from Cardiff Bay to Bute Park, opposite the Cardiff Arms Park and Principality Stadium. It runs all year round, weather permitting, between 1030 and 1630. It takes around 25-minutes.
It would take around 30-minutes to walk from the hotel.
* Please note all times are approximate, but it could take longer on a match day with additional road traffic.
Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff
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. There is also free entry to Simply Gym, situated at the Red Dragon Centre across from the hotel.
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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!
Dishes on the menu in Thomas 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 £15 cocktails.
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
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