Experience the energy of Cardiff city centre
Dine in trendy restaurants, indulge in some shopping and view fascinating cultural attractions, all in the revitalised Cardiff city centre. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff is just steps from St. David’s Shopping Centre, which is home to the expansive department store, John Lewis – perfect for a spot of retail therapy. You can also catch a rugby match at the impressive Millennium Stadium, then spend some time indulging in a fantasy sci-fi adventure at the Doctor Who Experience. History buffs, meanwhile, can marvel at 2,000 years of history at the spectacular Cardiff Castle.
City toursCardiff on Foot offers a variety of walking tours to guide you through each step of Cardiff’s long history. Take in Bute Park, the city centre, Cardiff Bay, battlefields and other historical sites around the city. You can get to know the Romans, Welsh princes, Norman lords, martyrs, pirates, revolutionaries and marquesses that bring this city’s history to life.
Alternately, explore the city by bike. Cardiff Cycle Tours takes advantage of the city’s flat land so that you can enjoy a ride through the city without much effort. Explore parks, bays, wetlands and landmarks, and see the history of Wales unfold at a leisurely pace.
Attractions near the hotel
- Cardiff Castle - 1.1 km. From Roman fort and medieval fortress to dazzlingly ornate Victorian family home, this attraction has a fascinating story that's sure to enchant.
- The Cardiff Story - 350 m. Explore the city’s history and its people through interactive displays and artefacts from everyday life at this nearby museum.
- Cardiff Bay - 1.8 km. This recently revitalised neighbourhood is now home to an impressive selection of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions, many in attractive restored dock buildings.
- Norwegian Church Arts Centre - 2.2 km. Built to resemble a traditional village church in Norway, it now houses an art gallery and hosts concerts and other events.
- Senedd (National Assembly for Wales) - 2.2 km. The National Assembly for Wales is known for its unique, environmentally-friendly architectural design.
- Bute Park - 1.2 km. Running between the Castle and the shores of the River Taff, the charming Bute Park is a peaceful green space in which to while away an afternoon.
- Cardiff Cathedral - 550 m. Also known as St David's Cathedral, this beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral was rebuilt after the Second World War and is the home of the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir.
- The Hayes shopping street - 200 m
- John Lewis - 400 m
- St. David's - 400 m
- Debenhams - 850 m
- House of Fraser - 1 km
- Morgan Arcade - 1 km
- Royal Arcade - 1 km
Nearby events venues
- Principality Stadium - 750 m. Formerly known as the Millennium Stadium, it was built in 1999 and was the first stadium in the UK to have a retractable roof. The stadium is considered one of the premier sporting venues in the world, having hosted the Rugby World Cup, the British Speedway Grand Prix and concerts by a number of international stars, including Bon Jovi.
- Motorpoint Arena - 240 m. This venue hosts major concerts by global artists, plus comedy, sports and other events.
- St. David's Hall - 300 m. Home of the Welsh Proms, this 2000-seat concert hall hosts a variety of music, comedy, children's shows and more.
- Wales Millennium Centre - 2.9 km. Catch performances by the Welsh National Opera, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the National Dance Company and other leading arts bodies.
- SSE SWALEC Stadium - 3.7 km. Home of the Glamorgan Cricket Club, this is Cardiff's top destination for cricket.
- Cardiff City Stadium - 5 km. Football fans can catch Cardiff City Football Club and the Welsh national football team in action at this atmospheric stadium.