Cardiff's highlights

Why visit Cardiff for your weekend away

Thanks to its Welsh charm, non-stop party vibes and ongoing reputation of being an adventure playground (suitable for the biggest of kids) it's no wonder the Welsh capital of Cardiff is a popular destination forstag weekends. Home to an eclectic mix of old-world pubs and stylish bars, a bustling waterfront promenade and an inner city White Water Rafting course, there’s a little something here for everyone. Better yet, most of the cities main attractions are all within walking distance which, in short, means bye-bye cabs, hello expanding beer kitty.

Welcome to Cardiff

Wet and wild watersports

Kayaking,coasteering, andwhite water raftingare just some of the epic watersports available in and around the city so if your stags can handle championship-quality rapids, thrill-seeking cliff jumps and adrenaline-fueled gorge scrambling then you’re in for a real treat. Get ready to slide into a wetsuit and take to the water.

Cardiff Bay

When it comes to dining in the city, you’ve got the luxury of Cardiff Bay - a modern development home to some of the best bars, restaurants and shops in town. This pedestrianised area is home to familiar eateries alongside independent steakhouses and Italian wine bars. Get ready for amealwith a view!


From daytime drinking tolate night clubbing, Cardiff has it all and, thanks to the cities compact size,bar crawlsare all the rage. For casual drinks with a view make your way to Mermaid Quay, for a trendy tipple check out The Friary, if you’re after branded pubs and party clubs take over St Mary’s Street or for a spot of live music check out Ten Feet Tall in the Castle Area. For the ultimate night out, we recommend a bar crawl stopping off at all four locations. Check out our guide toCardiff nightspotsfor more inspiration.


Rugby fan or not, the Principality Stadium (former Millenium Stadium) has to be on your Cardiff stag to-do list. Built-in 1999 to host the Rugby World Cup the stadium draws in large crowds throughout the year andticketsto a game provide the perfect opportunity to soak up the local sporting culture and is a tried and tested way to recover from a hangover. Don't worry if you can't make a game day,Principality Stadium toursare also available.

Ready to celebrate in style? We’re always on hand with plenty ofstag party ideasso whether you’re looking for an action-packed day in the capital or a long weekend soaking up the sights and sounds of Cardiff, you’re set to have a memorable time. Get ready for the best restaurants, bars, clubs and excursions, and you’ll be ready forCardiff.