Six Nations 2018 | A Rugby Fans Guide to Cardiff

Six Nations 2018 | A Rugby Fans Guide to Cardiff

Are you visiting Cardiff for the Six Nations in Cardiff 2018. Take a look at our ultimate guide of Cardiff for rugby fans visiting the city.

This February & March, Cardiff will have the honour of hosting Six Nation's Fixtures in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff's National Stadium of Wales. If you’re going to be attending the matches in the Welsh Capital 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 Cardiff


Wales will play three home matches (vs Scotland, Italy and France) and two away matches (vs England and Ireland) in the 2018 Six Nations Championship.

Wales will kick off their 2018 Six Nations campaign against Scotland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 3rd February.

Games being held in Cardiff 

Wales v Scotland, Principality Stadium, 3rd February 2018, Kick Off: 2:15pm

Wales v Italy, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 11th March 2018, Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wales v France, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 17th March 2018, Kick Off: 5:00pm


The Principality Stadium is only a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. Cardiff’s metro rail system connects Cardiff’s northern, southern and western suburbs to the city centre from its Central and Queen Street hubs. Visitors should be aware that Cardiff Central Station is expected to be very busy after each match and a queuing system will be in operation.

The local bus network is an affordable Cardiff Transport option and operates routes throughout the city and will be providing extra services on match days.



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:,-cardiff-and-plymouth/cycling-in-the-golden-glow/

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Why not join us in the Thomas Bar & Restaurant before the game to experience our truly Welsh dishes, 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. 

If you would like to make a booking please email or call 02920 487 111

The Welsh capital is always bustling on match days, and many of the best Cardiff bars and pubs are located just a stone’s throw from Millennium Stadium.

The City Arms is located just outside the stadium and is one of the most iconic Cardiff pubs. Featuring a great selection of Welsh ales, The City Arms is a long-time favourite of local sports fans. Another choice would be The Prince of Wales on St Mary Street which always hosts a huge crowd and is one of the liveliest bars in Cardiff.

For those looking for venues to watch games on a big screen, both O’Neill’s and Walkabout on St Mary Street will be projecting matches live throughout the Six Nations. 



For visitors looking for accommodation during the Six Nations, Future Inn Cardiff has availability left for the Wales v Italy game. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Millennium Stadium. Accommodation in Cardiff is always in high demand around matches so it’s recommended that visitors book early to avoid disappointment.

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We hope that you have a fantastic time in Cardiff during the Six Nations. 

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