Arrives in Cardiff

Getting to the Cardiff Stopover Event Site

The Cardiff Stopover will be held in Cardiff Bay on the barrage embankment. If you are travelling from Cardiff Bay, walk past the Norwegian Church and follow the cycle and pedestrian path to the site entrance.

If you are accessing the site from Penarth, walk across the barrage locks and bridges and walk towards the skate plaza.

  • Car Parks

There is no car parking on the event site, therefore we are encouraging visitors to use public transport.

Car parks around Cardiff Bay:

Havannah Street (CF10 5SG), Stuart Street (CF10 5BZ), Pierhead Street (CF10 4PH)

  • By Train

Arriva Trains Wales have a dedicated shuttle service, operating between Cardiff Queen St station and Cardiff Bay in under five minutes. The festival entrance is a 15 minute walk and will be signposted.

  • By Bus

The Baycar (Service 6) is the easiest way to travel between Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Bay. Buses run every 12 minutes (Monday – Friday), every 15 minutes (Saturday – Sunday) and every 20 minutes in the evenings. The Baycar will arrive outside the entrance to the festival site.

When purchasing tickets on the bus, the correct money will be needed as drivers are unable to give change.

In order to speed up your journey and save money on ticket prices, an iff card or iff app can be used to store weekly, monthly or annual tickets at a discounted price.

Visit Cardiff Bus for more information, tickets and timetables.

For all public transport information, visit Traveline Cymru.

  • By Bike

Travelling from the city centre? Why not hire a bike with Pedal Power from their Pontcanna office? Or, if you want to explore more of Cardiff Bay, such as the Bay Trail, visit their hire centre near the event site.

  • By Taxi Dragon 029 2033 3333, Capital Cabs 029 2077 7777, Premier Cars 029 2055 5555

  • Travelling to Cardiff Information regarding travelling to Cardiff via National Express, air and rail is available from Visit Cardiff.

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Where to Stay

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious five-star hotel, a cosy guest house, accommodation with a difference or a fund-saving hostel, Cardiff has something for everyone. Most hotels and B&BS are just a short walk from the city’s visitor attractions, shops and train stations.

As a sporting and events capital, Cardiff can get busy during the summer months. If you are planning to enjoy the city for longer, book accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

A helpful guide featuring a range of accommodation options in both the city centre and Cardiff Bay can be found at Visit Cardiff.

Top Things to do in Cardiff

When away from the excitement of the Stopover Festival, why not see what else Cardiff has to offer?

  • Mermaid Quay

Eating, drinking, relaxing right on the waterfront in the heart of Cardiff Bay, Mermaid Quay is just a short walk from the Race Village.  It is the perfect place for a meal, relaxing over a drink or grabbing a quick snack in one of the 30+ restaurants, bars and cafés. With cuisine from around the world – from Welsh ice cream to Japanese sushi, American burgers to Italian pizza and much more besides – Mermaid Quay has somewhere for every taste, mood and pocket. 

Check out the Mermaid Quay flyer. 

  • Cardiff Castle

The Castle you see today, in the heart of the capital city, is at once a Roman fort, an impressive castle and an extraordinary Victorian Gothic fantasy palace, created for one of the world’s richest men. Piece together 2,000 years of history on your visit and discover the remains of a Roman wall, climb to the top of the medieval Keep, explore the atmospheric Wartime Shelters and be overwhelmed by the extraordinary decoration in the Castle Apartments.

  • National Museum Cardiff

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.

  • St Fagans

St Fagans is one of world’s leading open–air museums and Wales’s most-visited heritage attraction. Each building is frozen in time and opens a door into Welsh history offering a fascinating glimpse into the past.

  • Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre opened in 2004 and has already established its reputation as one of the world`s iconic arts and cultural destinations. Our visitors come to enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand-up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants.

  • Cardiff International White Water

Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) is an exhilarating, on-demand adventure facility in the heart of the International Sports Village. CIWW has so many amazing activities on offer that whatever water sport you’re looking for, they’re bound to have it covered!

  • Shopping

If shopping is on your mind, you’re in luck! Cardiff is a capital for shopping. Start your journey with the spectacular St David’s Shopping Centre, one of the UK’s newest, brightest and largest indoor malls, the Queens Arcade, or one of Cardiff’s older arcades such as the Royal, Castle, High Street or Morgan.

For more major attractions, check out Visit Cardiff.

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