Destination guide

The historic area of Cardiff awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's history, theater scene and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Cardiff. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, entertainment and restaurants. National Museum Wales, Wales Millennium Centre and Museum of Welsh Life are a few of the top cultural sights. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Cardiff

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Cardiff a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Techniquest (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Bristol Zoo (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • We The Curious (24.8 mi / 39.9 km)
  • Cardiff International Sports Village (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Brynhill Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Cottrell Park Golf Resort (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cardiff

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Cardiff is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bute Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sophia Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Roath Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Victoria Park (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Trelai Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Barry Island Beach (7.5 mi / 12 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cardiff

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 21.3 mi (34.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cardiff Central Station, Cardiff Queen Street Station and Cathays Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Cardiff?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 328 vacation rentals near Cardiff. From 56 Cabins to 119 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cardiff for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cardiff?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cardiff:

  • Pontcanna: 76 vacation rentals
  • Riverside: 251 vacation rentals
  • Leckwith: 41 vacation rentals
  • Roath: 48 vacation rentals
  • Cardiff City Centre: 88 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cardiff?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cardiff. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cardiff (CFW-Cardiff Train Station): 488 vacation rentals
  • Cardiff Castle: 484 vacation rentals
  • St. David's: 485 vacation rentals
  • Cardiff University: 482 vacation rentals
  • St. John the Baptist Church: 485 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cardiff listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Cardiff?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 56 Cabins in Cardiff. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cardiff include:

  • Houses: 119 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 134 rentals available
  • Cottages: 56 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cardiff?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Cardiff. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.