When looking for an escape here in the United Kingdom, look no further than a beautiful holiday rental in Wales. Once in this stunning country, visit Cardiff, a city growing in popularity among tourists. If you are looking to visit this exciting city full of life then use Likibu to find a short term holiday rental from websites such as Tripadvisor, Owners Direct and Airbnb. We offer an array of accommodation in Cardiff to ensure you really experience life as a local, such as a traditional Welsh bed and breakfast. If you are travelling in a large group and want more space then browse through our selection of houses and self-catering apartments available for rental.
Your holiday rental in the Welsh Capital
Cardiff is one of the most diverse and beautiful cities in the United Kingdom and it is attracting more and more visitors for holiday's year upon year, thereby becoming a great city to book a holiday home in. There are lots of great places to stay in Cardiff and plenty of apartments to choose from.
It is predominantly famous for it's rugby, singing and chippy lane, however there is much more to do in Cardiff and the surrounding areas than most people realise. Did you know Cardiff is home to the BBC Studios where Doctor Who and Casualty is filmed? Renting a short let apartment is one of the best ways of experiencing the city without paying premium prices in this awesome location!
Best time to go?
The weather in Wales? We're sure rain, rain, rain is what you imagine when thinking of Cardiff or Wales. However, Cardiff weather isn't as bad as you may first think! For the best chances of getting good weather, visit in summer months. Winter months can get very cold especially up in the mountains so make sure you pack layers and rain coats!
How to get there
Visiting Cardiff is easy from all corners of the land, whether you are travelling from in the UK. Trains take approximately 2 hours direct from London Paddington, 3 hours from Manchester Piccadilly, and around 6 hours from Glasgow Central Station. If you are already holidaying in Wales, be sure to visit the capital for day, or an overnight escape while in the country. Cardiff can be reached in just under two hours from the popular holiday cottages in Tenby while a quaint holiday home in Pembrokeshire is similarly accessible in around 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Where to stay in Cardiff?
Apartments are easy to come by in the Welsh capital and the great thing is that although Cardiff is a bustling city, it's also relatively small in comparison with other UK cities, making it perfect for short term holidays. Cardiff Bay has beautiful views and it is home to the world famous Wales Millennium Centre, this is a great place to visit during your stay. Basing yourself at the Bay in one of the Cardiff Bay Apartments guarantees you access to a host of delicious restaurants and bars, as well as giving you easy access to the centre of town.
Queen Street and St Mary's Street
If you fancy being in the centre of the city, surrounded by all the hustle and bustle then rent a luxury apartment or hotel room on St Mary's Street or Queen Street. Queen Street is lined with all the shops you could wish for whilst St Mary's Street is full of independent cocktail bars, restaurants and of course nightclubs!
Penarth, situated just outside of Cardiff is a charming seaside town approximately a 10 minute drive out of the city. Cardiff holiday rentals are readily available in Penarth, if being by the sea is the place for you then book a charming cottage here. Penarth hosts some of the top restaurants in Cardiff including Mint & Mustard and Custom House which are definitely worth a visit. If you want to find low cost accommodation then this place has some great options, browse through our range of studios and serviced apartments in this area.
What to visit in Cardiff?
The Millenium Stadium
If it is sunny then visit the Millennium Stadium, a 74,500 seater stadium home to Wales' rugby union and a regular venue for superstar performances from Ed Sheehan and Beyoncé.
The New Theatre
If it's raining book a show at the New Theatre, Cardiff, showing performances from West End Tours to one woman shows, there is always something different going on in one of the oldest theatres in the city.
Alternatively, take a trip to the Market, stock up on goodies including freshly made scotch eggs, home-made welsh cakes or meat sourced from a local farmer. Then head back to your cosy apartment in Cardiff and settle in for the night with a Welsh feast.
St David's Dewi Sant
If you are after some retail therapy then visit St David's Dewi Sant, it has a selection of all the main high street brands and there are some great places to eat. Remember to bring an extra bag since Cardiff is reknowned for its shopping!
Where to eat?
The food scene is continuously growing with more indie restaurants opening every week. We've given you the low down of our top 3, off the beaten track restaurants in the city (but shhh, you can't tell anyone!)
Dusty Knuckle is relatively new to the pizza scene in Cardiff but the team are incredibly passionate about pizza and it shows because their woodfired pizzas are one of a kind. Located just outside the city centre, it's definitely worth a walk!
Bangkok Cafe is close to Dusty Knuckle, in terms of location and it is undoubtedly the best Thai that you'll find in the city. Although the interior doesn't scream authentic; their ingredients are sourced locally and they have incredible spices imported from Thailand. Our recommendation would definitely be the Gang Dang Bed Curry! It'll make your holiday!
Barker Tea House
Barker Tea House can be found in one of the quaint arcades in Cardiff and is famous for it's afternoon tea. You'll need to book in advance but you won't be disappointed; delicious tea, yummy cakes stuffed to the brim sandwiches as well lovely staff. A must visit, just remember to book.