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Highlights in Cardiff
- Outstanding medieval castle
- Museums and culture
- Parks and gardens
- Welsh capital
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Cardiff
Combining a fascinating urban heritage with outstanding parklands, Cardiff makes for a wonderful weekend getaway Right in the centre of the city, lettings around Bute Park offer an oasis of calm, delightful walks and peaceful contemplation. Search for holiday rentals just to the south of the city in the Atlantic Warf area to be close to the action, shops and restaurants and for easy access to Cardiff’s vibrant nightlife. Whether you seek the modern world or ancient history, Cardiff really does have it all.Holiday rooms with spectacular views
Many holiday lettings in Cardiff offer incredible views over this beautiful city. Spacious, modern holiday flats await you right in the heart of Cardiff. For sea views look for holiday rentals in Cardiff Bay, many with stunning vistas across the water. Looking for a house suitable for your family or a larger group? Just outside of the city there is a plethora of picturesque properties for the taking, pretty Welsh houses with grey slate roofs and welcoming gardens, where you can immerse yourself in Wales’ stunning green landscapes.
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The area and getting around
Cardiff is Wales’ southernmost city, looking out over the Bristol Channel. It is easily accessible from Bristol in England via the Bristol Tunnel, and is 3-hour drive west of London. Once there, the city is relatively flat and easy to walk around, with an excellent bus service if you need to go further afield. To get from the town centre to Cardiff Bay in the far south of the city you can take the bus, train or even a waterbus. Here you can see many of Cardiff’s sights, and of course the infamous Dr Who Experience!Touch the heart of Welsh history
At the centre of Cardiff City is the remarkable Cardiff Castle, but it is only one of many fascinating connections with the history of Cardiff. St Fagin’s National Museum is open-air, and takes the visitor from Celtic times onwards. History is created in Wales at The Senedd, home of the Welsh Parliament. Just six miles north of Cardiff is the stunning Castell Coch, a delightful fairy tale castle built in the gothic style.
Travellers and activities
Cardiff is known as the city of arcades – rows of covered streets packed with myriad mysterious and wonderful independent shops which date back to Victorian times. Take a welcome break in one of the all-weather street cafes in the stunning Castle Arcades with its soaring walls and crystal roof. Snack on Fabulous Welshcakes’ fabulous welshcakes! Then hit the speciality shops, from cheese to books to vinyl records – you’ll find it all here! Don’t miss ‘Rules of Play’, a shop specialising in board games for all ages.Cardiff for history enthusiasts
In a country with around 600 castles you’d be hard pressed to find one more fascinating than Cardiff Castle, with a fainting history going back to Roman times. The castle is right in the centre of the city and the focal point of the downtown area. Initially a Roman fort, a castle and keep was built in 1066 after the Norman invasion. Most recently the castle was reinvented by the Victorians, adding quirky features and a sense of fun to what had previously been solely a defensive structure. A trip to the top of the castle keep is an absolute must, with astonishing 360˚ views over the city and sea beyond.
„The gold leaf covering the ceiling in the Cardiff Castle’s Arab Room has an estimated value of £8 million!“
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Where else can you see dinosaurs and fine art in the same building? Packed with history and culture, the National Museum Cardiff is a wonderful day out for all the family2. Witness Animal Wall
This amazing site will delight and entrance the young and young at heart. Built in 1890, the wall depicts 15 stone animals including a leopard, a pelican and a lynx. Alongside Cardiff Castle, it is one of the most delightful and photographed historic features in the city3. Enjoy the sights of Cardiff from the water
Take a trip down the River Taff on one of Cardiff’s river boat trips, open all year round. Embarking from the city centre, you will be taken on a guided tour of Cardiff from a unique and beautiful viewpoint.4. Mooch around the Cardiff Indoor Market
Feel like a local and visit the Cardiff Indoor Market for some really funky shopping and amazing homemade food – including lava bread, a local speciality, and one of Wales’ 100+ regional cheeses.5. A giant treat for Gin lovers!
In the unexpectedly named ‘The Potted Pig’ you’ll find 36 different types of gin as well as a fabulous food menu. A wonderful way to round up a fantastic day!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Cardiff
How much do the holiday lettings in Cardiff cost on average?
Our data shows that Cardiff has an average price of £144.94 per night, which is a relatively high one for a city in the United Kingdom.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Cardiff?
According to our most recent historical data, the months that allow you to save the most in Cardiff are January, March, and February, with average prices of £115.93, £134.18 and £134.82, respectively.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Cardiff?
Following the data observed in 2020, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of October (£161.26), December (£155.33), and July (£153.89).
Are there usually many holiday rentals available in Cardiff?
We recommend you to book in advance in Cardiff as only 39% of the accommodations are free, according to our 2020 data.
When are more holiday lettings available?
April, January, and October are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 53.5%, 46.5% and 44.6%.
When are there fewer rental options available in Cardiff?
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Cardiff are, in order, September (with 28.25% of available rentals), June (31.25%), and July (32%).
How many lettings are available in Cardiff?
We have grouped together the offers from 12 different providers in Cardiff, so we can provide you with around 460 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!