Once known as Tiger Bay, Cardiff Bay in Wales is Europe's largest waterfront development and known as a place of history and culture. Over the years a vast mix of sailors and workers have settled here from more than 50 different countries making it Wales' oldest multi-cultural community.
Known as one of the UK's most successful regeneration projects, these days Cardiff Bay is a vibrant centre of activity. There are several Cardiff Bay area hotels to choose from, so you will quickly be able to see why this has become such a popular UK destination.
Book hotels near Cardiff Bay
Book one of our Cardiff Bay hotels and enjoy the variety of culture and activities on offer. Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf hotel is our nearest hotel to the Bay and is just a 10 minute walk away. If you’re keen to discover the history of the area you’ll find Cardiff Castle, offering an insight into more than 2,000 years of history, and just one mile from the doorstep of our Cardiff Central Queen Street hotel, so you can easily explore the many Roman and Norman ruins in the Castle grounds.
Meanwhile, if you'd prefer something more contemporary, you’ll find our Cardiff Central hotel just 1.2 miles from the Wales Millennium Centre where you can enjoy the UK's largest selection of free performances. Getting around the area is easy too, as our Cardiff Bay hotels are conveniently located close to transport links.
Things to do near Cardiff Bay
With everything from boat tours to arts and science centres, Cardiff Bay has plenty to offer. However, if you prefer a little open Welsh countryside, you’ll be pleased to know that much of the St Fagans National History Museum is set in the open. St Fagans' historic buildings and galleries chronicle Welsh history and culture, and our Cardiff Atlantic Wharf hotel is just 12 minutes away from here.
If live sporting action is more your thing, you’ll find our Cardiff Bay hotels within reach of the Millennium Stadium, where you can enjoy a number of international games in a fantastic atmosphere.