One of the best things about working as part of the Roadtrips team is that you get to visit some truly beautiful destinations. Getting to know these destinations well is always lots of fun, and sharing knowledge with our guests is a big thrill for our hosts. However, there are some events that take us to a new destination every time, and we love that just as much.
With the Champions League Final happening in Cardiff this year, we’ll be heading to Wales for the first time, and we can’t wait. Read on to find out about the best of Cardiff, and what you can see and do in the city should you visit with us in June (or any other time).
The Principality Stadium
This is the first time that Wales will be hosting the Champions League Final, and the Principality Stadium (known locally as the Millennium Stadium, which was its original name) is the national stadium of Wales. It is the home of the Welsh rugby team, and is a pretty cool facility. The Millennium Stadium is one of only two soccer stadiums in Europe to have a retractable roof, and seats a maximum of 74,500 people.
If you have any interest at all in European history, you’re going to adore Cardiff Castle. Built on the ruins of a 2000-year-old Roman fort, the castle was built in the late 11th century. It has gloriously opulent and ornate rooms you can tour, a Norman keep, beautiful gardens, and bomb shelters from the Second World War. There are various tours you can take that will get you as deep into the history as you want to go. (The image used above is the ceiling of the magnificent Arab Room in the castle.)
Urban White Water Rafting
Wales is a fantastic destination for those who love adventure travel, as there are mountains, rivers, and lakes a plenty to go out on, but in Cardiff itself you can get the adrenalin pumping too. Just next to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Bay you can experience Cardiff International White Water, which offers white water rafting, river boarding (riding a special body board down the rapids), stand up paddle boarding, and more.
Cardiff is blessed with everything from high-end fine dining restaurants, such as The Potted Pig, which is housed in a former bank vault and serves up the very best of new British cuisine, to excellent pubs where you can get more traditional fare. If you love fresh seafood, head to Fish at 85, where on-staff fishmongers choose the very best locally caught fish. There’s also a Farmers’ Market where you can sample delicious local produce.
This is just a taste of what Cardiff has to offer visitors, and when we plan out your Champions League Final itinerary we can tailor it to whatever interests you have. Contact us now to find out how we can plan out your best possible trip, and get you to Cardiff in style.