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Cardiff Central Station is about one mile from Ninian Park.
To get to the ground from the train station:-
- Turn left out of the station and walk towards Wood Street
- Cross bridge on left over River Taff into Tudor Street
- Continue straight ahead into Ninian Park Road
- Turn left under railway bridge on Leckwith Road
- Turn left at traffic lights into Sloper Road
- Ninian Park is on your left
If you're feeling lazy of course, there are loads of cabs outside
the station, as well as buses.
A relatively easy journey straight on the M4!
It will take you about 2-2½ hours from Reading.
You will need some cash for the bridge at Bristol, as we charge
people to come into Wales !
The cost from Jan 1st is £5.10 for cars.
You may wish to listen to traffic updates via the local radio
station on 97.4 coming over the bridge and then 103.2. The station
is called Red Dragon Radio (What else!!).
To get to the ground from the M4:-
- Turn off at M4 junction 33 - Cardiff West****
- Take the A4232 - head for Cardiff West/Barry, 3.5 miles
- Turn off for B4267 - City Centre, first left at roundabout
- Look out for car
parking signs - you're nearly there now
- On foot, turn right at traffic lights into Sloper Road*
- Ninian Park is on your left
*Sloper Road will
be closed to traffic on match-days for safety reasons
**** If you are travelling down the night before,
because your going to make a weekend of it, you may decide to come
off at Junction 29 and head straight for the city
centre/bars/hotels/B+B's.( See below)
BEWARE the speed camera on the dual carriageway by
the hospital. You will come into a 50 mph zone and then
shortly afterwards a 40 mph zone. Straight after this there is
a speed camera tucked behind a tree on your left ... It's always
active on match days.
For details of
Cardiff City FC go to
If you're making a weekend of
it, there are a mass of bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. in the city
On Saturday night the main street is closed to all traffic and there
is a field hospital and mobile Police Station set up !
The Cardiff lads drink in several pubs around the ground and just
one in the city centre called The Borough, which is next door to
Howells department store on St. Mary Street. Best avoid that
South Wales Police are very
switched on when it comes to football, having been policing all the
big games and are used to the antics of Cardiff City. They won't
take any messing around and if you want to make sure you see the
game on the Sunday, behave !
If you're taking your kids or
partners a better option might be to head for Cardiff Bay, as its
slightly calmer. The kids will love Techniquest (www.techniquest.org)
and the Dr Who Exhibition during the daytime and there are cinemas,
bowling, etc. there also. Have a look at this
Something else worth seeing on
the Saturday if you have time is the Millennium Stadium which is in
the centre of Cardiff. There are tours every hour and it may be
worth checking this out prior to going to see the lads in the
Carling Cup final later on in the year !!! (www.millenniumstadium.com)
Well you know
what they say, 'You get what you pay for' So would you like 5*
comfort at The Hilton or camping ?
All the B+B's
are situated on Cathedral Road, which is right next to the town and
about 10 minutes walk to the ground.
If you have
any specific questions about Cardiff or just want some general
advice on any weird and wonderful things you want to try when you
come to Cardiff(!), drop me a line at
I will do my best to answer your questions. Lastly, if anyone has a
spare ticket for the Tottenham end, please give me first bags to
stop me getting serious grief from the wife !
Big thanks to STEVE WHITE