|Cardiff city centre|
|Cardiff Airport (CWL): 9 mi from city centre|
Capital of Wales, Cardiff is more modern than its industrial roots lead you to believe. Searching for cheap flights to Cardiff? From Newcastle, take-off with Eastern Airways, Flybe from Glasgow and Belfast. KLM offers cheap flights to Cardiff from Aberdeen.
Summer is festival time and by far the best time of the year to visit this corner of Wales. The City of Castles, is busiest from June to September but particularly during large festivals. Best to book your flights to Cardiff three months before you plan to visit.
Direct flights to Cardiff take 1 hour 15 minutes from Newcastle.
This city's industrial roots haven't stopped it from re-emerging as a modern metropolis in the last ten years. Surrounded by castles, filled with parks, shopping like nowhere else in the UK and more, get ready for a holiday in Cardiff you won't soon forget!
Cardiff Castle: Once home to the Marquis of Bute, this huge castle is the top attraction in the city. The Roman ruins and Bute part of the fortress are amazing and the 19th century interiors are quite something.
St Fagans National History Museum: Voted the UK's favourite attraction in 2011, St Fagans is an open-air museum with reconstructed houses and buildings from across Wales. It's amazing and is a great day trip with a Cardiff car hire.
Cardiff Bay: This is Cardiff' cosmopolitan side. The bay is filled with restaurants, cafes, bars and is a hot spot to spend the evenings or pass away a sunny afternoon.
Find more information on Visit Cardiff.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Cardiff, best to avoid visiting when there's a major event at Millennium Stadium, particularly rugby or football. The earlier you book your rooms, usually the cheaper so it pays to plan your trip early.