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Hafan - self-contained garden annex
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Hafan - self-contained garden annexSet on the edge of Victoria Park, this stylish detached garden annex is a perfect haven for visiting the near-by attractions of Cardiff. A large double bedroom, with a king-size bed, en-suite, and kitchenette. The sitting area with access through bi-fold doors onto a private patio overlooking our garden with a BBQ and garden furniture. The annex has its own access, TV, WiFi. Easy walking distances to some great restaurants and a beautiful park.

Glan-yr-Afon - A Treasure on the Banks of the Taff
Entire apartment · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Glan-yr-Afon - A Treasure on the Banks of the TaffA cosy hideaway on the banks of River Taff. Listen to the river and watch the ducks, while hopefully enjoying some sunshine. This is a great base from which to explore Cardiff and South Wales. With excellent access to Cardiff and the Brecon Beacons, Glan-yr-Afon will not disappoint you. River and woodland walks, close to the Taff Trail and local pubs and restaurants. You will not be short of things to do or places to go. But also have time to sit back and enjoy nature.

The Little Lake Lodge
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Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

The Little Lake LodgeOur quaint outhouse has been lovingly transformed into a cosy and snug studio space. Newly refurbished to a high standard it offers everything you need for a home away from home! With its own entrance means you have all the contactless, privacy you need

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Popular amenities for Cardiff holiday rentals

  • Kitchen
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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Tiny House Cardiff
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cardiff
Centrally Located 11th floor Modern Apartment
  1. Entire guest house
  2. Cardiff
Gorgeous, compact, new hideaway, Llandaff North
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  1. Entire residential home
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Gwyn Lodge
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  1. Entire bungalow
  2. Cardiff
Detached, independent and cosy - one bed Bungalow
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  1. Entire apartment
  2. Cardiff
Superb 2 bed 2 bath Apt Free Parking Fast Internet
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cardiff
Luxury 2 bed 2 bath Apt FreeParking Fast Internet
  1. Entire apartment
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The Pad
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cardiff
Modern Studio Flat in Central location (A)
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cardiff
Beautiful detached 2 bedroom coach house in CF23
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cardiff
Spacious ground floor flat with private garden

Top-rated things to do in Cardiff

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  • Andy's Amazing Eight Waterfalls
    Andy's Amazing Waterfalls Walk is a 15km day with 400m of ascent and is over often rough, muddy and broken ground but doable by most although some feel pretty tired at the end of the day. We visit eight waterfalls of note and several smaller falls too. One of the waterfalls is available to walk behind as that is where the footpath takes us! Andy has been delivering walks at this location for over thirty years and his knowledge of the area, it's industrial heritage and it's natural environments, will be his to share with you as you take in the best valley walks in Brecon Beacons National Park! Lilly said 'Andy is simply an amazing person! He’s an excellent guide, delivering amazing outdoor activities in Wales. Being new to Wales, joining Andy’s tours has been for me a great opportunity to get to know Wales. The 8 waterfalls walk is wonderfully led by Andy whose expertise perfectly matches with the beauty of the place.' Andy is assisted on this walk by Kate who is a keen walker and has been joining Wales Outdoors on many adventures since 2017. Other things to note We may change the route to suit conditions on the day but you'll always see a good few waterfalls :) Dogs are very welcome Walking boots please Warm layers and waterproofs essential You'll need a good packed lunch We don't cancel due to weather unless it is unsafe to drive
    From Price:£45/person
  • Hike Pen-y-fan in the Brecon Beacons
    Let me take you on a walk to the highest and most iconic mountain location in Southern Britain, Pen-y-fan. This mountain lies in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of immense beauty, rich in wildlife and history. Once arriving at the National Park you will proceed on your walk, all the time receiving interesting information about the wildlife and history of the area, whilst marvelling at the unfolding scenery around you. When you arrive at the top the views will take your breath away as you look for miles in every direction. We will then head back down the mountain via a different route, passing scenic valleys, glacial lakes and historical monuments. I will then take you back to your accommodation where you can rest and gaze at your amazing pictures from the day. Other things to note: This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness. Participants should be comfortable walking uphill for an hour, on rocky paths. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking, ideally hiking boots The total duration of the walk including transport from the Cardiff area is approximately 5 hours
    From Price:£48/person
  • Walk the beautiful Wales Coast Path
    Let me show you that between two of Wales largest cities lies a sumptuous strip of the Wales Coast Path that is both beautiful and refreshingly unspoilt. Sitting next to the ocean, this impressive stretch of coastline encompasses wildlife rich river estuaries, sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, rock pools and sweeping ocean views. This 6 mile walk starts near the pretty village of Ogmore-by-sea. We will then proceed parallel to the sea along sandy beaches and clifftop paths with sweeping views across the sea to the English coast, a dream for photographers and lovers of ocean views. You will then stop for a rest at the picturesque Dunraven Bay, a beautiful cove of sand and shale with numerous rock pools. Other things to note: A reasonable level of fitness is required for this 6 mile relatively flat walk Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor walking Total duration including transport is approximately 5.5 hours
    From Price:£48/person
  • Walk the iconic four waterfalls valley
    Let me take you to this unique place of immense beauty. This guided 5.5 mile walk/hike along rocky paths takes you along riverside scenery, with steep sided wooded valleys and four breath-taking waterfalls. In a National Park renowned for its sweeping, barren, high altitude scenery, mountain lovers are in danger of missing out on this hidden gem. This stunning valley, where 4 stunning waterfalls are within a relatively short walk of each other is a truly unique location like no other in the UK. The highlight of the area is 'Sgwd yr Eira' waterfall, where you'll venture right behind the gushing torrent of water, a truly unique and memorable experience that you won't forget. Other things to note: This walk requires a good level of fitness Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor walking (walking boots recommended) Guests should be comfortable walking on rocky uneven paths with uphill sections
    From Price:£48/person
  • Sirhowy Valley E Bike Tour
    Our E bike experience will allow you to explore the beautiful scenery and history of the Sirhowy Valley area with the amazing power of our pedal assisted electric mountain bikes. After an introduction to the E bikes and instruction on how to use them, when everyone is comfortable and happy with their bike we set off on our adventure. We will start out on quiet lanes heading down to the 17th century Mill at Gelligroes and learn about it's fascinating history and association with the Titanic! From here we join the cycle route travelling down the Sirhowy valley for a few leisurely miles before a short climb up into the forest with spectacular views of the valley below and Twmbarlwm (ancient iron age fort) on the hillside opposite. We then enjoy the descent down to the park in Crosskeys followed by a short section on a quiet road and pavement before joining a hidden gem of ride on an undulating track through forest and ancient woodland. Finally we climb back to the top of Mynyddislwyn passing the medieval St Tudor's church then cruise back down to Ty Coppi, for a well earned hot drink and cake and we can share our stories and photos of the day - you will be leaving with a new perspective of the area , new friends and an ebike on your wish list ! The E bikes make it all good fun, they are Eco Friendly The terrain is tarmac lanes, gravel forest roads .
    From Price:£50/person

Your guide to Cardiff

Welcome to Cardiff

Wales’ capital city is a bustling meeting-point of history and modernity, with culture, sports, the arts, and retail all playing their part. The centre stretches from Cardiff Castle at its north, a medieval castle updated in the 19th century with flamboyant Gothic flourishes, to the Principality Stadium at its south, designed for the 1999 Rugby World Cup and now the much-loved noisy home for Welsh rugby games and pop concerts. In the middle of Cardiff, independent shops and cafes flourish in its beautiful, well-kept Victorian arcades, while fashionable brands thrive in the glass and chrome settings of the Capitol Centre and the St David’s Dewi Sant Shopping Centre.

Music is a big pull in this city, from the Brutalist St David’s Hall, with its impressive staggered balconies, to the venues lining up against busy pubs and bars on Womanby Street, and the Millennium Centre next to the gorgeous Welsh Government building. Film and TV are also thriving here, while Cardiff Bay is fast becoming a media hub with international productions. The leafy suburbs of Canton, Pontcanna, and Roath, with their excellent parks, galleries, and restaurants, are also a short walk from town.


How do I get around Cardiff?

Cardiff is an easily accessible city just off the M4 motorway, with a train station, Cardiff Central, connecting directly to most major UK destinations (trains take 2 hours from here to London Paddington). It also has an international airport (CWL) at Rhoose, southwest of the city. From here, direct trains and buses run hourly into town. Cardiff city centre is easily navigable by foot and also by bike, with 500 two-wheelers available to use at 50 stations through the town through a sharing subscription scheme (see Cardiff Council’s website for details of how to register on the app, on your phone, or online). Cardiff Bus and local trains also run many routes linking the city with nearby small towns, like pretty Penarth on the coast and beloved old-fashioned seaside resort Barry Island.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cardiff?

In February and March every year, seas of red-shirted fans come to Wales’ home games in the Six Nations Rugby Tournament. The atmosphere in town on these days is electric, spinning off into the town’s pubs and beer gardens (prepare yourselves: the Welsh are well-known for their singing). The Principality Stadium hosts concerts through the summer, which is also a great time to stretch your legs or sit back down by the bay, enjoying its grand outdoor spaces and restaurants showcasing international cuisine. The school holidays can make beloved spaces like the dinosaur-filled National Museum and much-loved children’s science centre Techniquest busy, but they’re still worth a queue. Bring warm clothes and an umbrella for the often-chilly Welsh winter, the best time to enjoy yourselves in the shops, as the city centre lights up.


What are the top things to do in Cardiff?

The Norwegian Church

This unusual, iron-clad, black and white church sits beautifully at Cardiff Bay, offering a peaceful spot among the outdoor diners and drinkers. It was built by Norwegian seafarers in the 1860s, and children’s author Roald Dahl was christened here; he was born in the town, and brought up in nearby Llandaff. Restored and redeveloped in recent decades, it’s now a local events venue with a cafe and lovely outdoor seating.

The Welsh Millennium Centre

“In these stones/horizons sing” reads the towering inscription on the Welsh Millennium Centre in English and Welsh, celebrating the country’s industrial past and its musical soul. This is a stunning building, clad in multicoloured slate from Welsh quarries, and housing a beautiful theatre, two small halls, shops, bars, and restaurants.

Chapter Arts Centre

A home for the contemporary arts in Wales comprising four theatres, two galleries, and resident studios for artists, Chapter sits proudly in the creative suburb of Canton. Its specialities are live music, challenging theatre, and performance art, playing alongside Hollywood blockbusters and independent films in its cinema.

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