Millennium Stadium Guide | England Rugby Travel

Principality Stadium

The Cardiff Principality Stadium has already sealed its place in rugby history. The foundations of this atmospheric ground have been shaken to the core twice as Wales secured Six Nation Grand Slam victories here in 2005 and 2012.

Situated a stone's throw from Cardiff Central Station, it is the second largest sports venue in the world with a fully retractable roof. Built to replace the Arms Park, it opened with rugby (Wales beating South Africa) before becoming the primary host venue for Rugby World Cup 1999 where Australia overhauled France in the final.

Since then Rugby World Cup 2015, Test matches and Celtic League and Heineken Cup ties have been held at the grounds. The stadium is the home of the Welsh rugby union team, who play all of their home fixtures at the venue. 

Local Pubs

The Principality Stadium is unique in the fact it is situated right in the heart of Cardiff. The compact city centre means you won’t be very far from the best pubs and bars. The Prince of Wales on Mary Street always has a buzzing atmosphere on match days, regardless of whether Wales are playing. The pub is a former theatre and has retained its architectural beauty both inside and out. We've heard you can even enjoy your pint in the royal box!

Local Attractions

It may be Europe’s youngest capital, but Cardiff is a city rich in culture and history.

The National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art and national history and geology collections. There is plenty to take in, from world famous Impressionist paintings to giant dinosaurs!

With a history spanning nearly 2000 years, Cardiff Castle is a must-see. The highlight of the castle is a guided tour of the apartments, which were created by the eccentric, 19th-century architect William Burges. Designed as a medieval fairytale home, the rooms are filled with ornate fireplaces, gilded ceilings and intricate stained glass windows.

Did You Know?

The annual electricity bill for the Principality Stadium is £88,000!