Your Essential Travel Guide To Millennium Stadium
Learn About The History Of Welsh Rugby And Millennium Stadium
Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales, plays host to Welsh fixtures at the Millennium Stadium (also known as the Principality Stadium), the home of the Welsh rugby team.
A visit for match day is a great opportunity for a short break in Cardiff, with so much to see and do as well as soak up the incredible atmosphere. It’s also the second largest stadium in the world to have a fully retractable roof.
What to see in Cardiff
Cardiff is a vibrant capital city, offering plenty of excitement, despite its modest size. In the oldest part of the city, you have Cardiff Castle, a unique mix of medieval fortifications and Victorian gothic fantasy. Nearby you have the grand National Museum Cardiff, next to City Hall which is also full of amazing exhibits. There’s plenty of great shopping to be found in the city centre, as well as more peaceful pursuits in the lush Bute Park that runs alongside the River Taff. A little way out of the centre towards the Bristol Channel, you’ll find the stunning architecture of Cardiff Bay.
How to get to the Millennium Stadium
The stadium is in the heart of Cardiff, making it very easy to get to on match day.
Cardiff Central station is just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the stadium. Or if you're travelling by ferry, Cardiff can be reached by car from Dover or Newhaven in 4 hours.
DFDS offer crossings from Calais and Dunkirk to Dover, or from Dieppe to Newhaven on the southern English coast.