The Capital City of Wales

Spread between an ancient fort and modern waterfront, Cardiff has materialised into one of Britains leading Cities. It offers an amazing blend of old and new, where modern architecture such as the Principality Stadium sits just a stones throw from the iconic medievil castle dating back to the 3rd century.

There's a constant buzz as thousands of shoppers decend upon the streets on the weekends, before the crowds are drawn in to enjoy the incredible nightlife the capital has to offer with its thriving pubs, bars and live music venues.

Cardiff also acts as a central hub from which you can travel with ease to various surrounding locations where you will find the breathtaking valleys or beautiful coastline, offering castles, beaches, ancient monuments and so much more.

Find Us

Getting Here

PlaneBy plane

The T9 bus service runs directly from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff City Centre. The bus stop is situated just outside the terminal and drops you off at Canal Street. From there, head north and take a left onto Hayes Bridge Road. Follow for approximately 250ft before taking a left onto Caroline Street. After approximately 500ft, take a right onto St Mary Street and BunkHouse is approximately 500ft on the left.

Services run every half hour and it's free to travel on weekends. More information can be found here.

CarBy car

Finding us by car is easy as we're in the city centre. However, we do not have on site parking so you have to aim for a parking spot and walk to us. Cardiff Central Station offers 24 hour parking for £12.50. Once parked, walk north up Penarth Road for approximately 500ft then take a left onto St Mary Street. Keep walking up St Mary Street for approximately 0.2 miles and we are on the left.

Other parking options are available but the station is the cheapest - Check out Parkopedia for more options.

TrainBy train

Cardiff Central Station is situated just 0.2 miles from BunkHouse. Leaving the station at the main entrance, head north-east and take a left onto Great Western Lane. From there it's a approximately a 400ft walk before taking a right onto Wood Street followed shortly by a left onto St Mary Street. Head up St Mary Street for approximately 300ft and we are on the left.

For more travel details and ticket information, click here.

BusBy bus

Due to the redevelopment of Central Square, Cardiff Bus Station on Wood Street has been closed for some time and some routes have changed. Please visit Cardiff Bus for more information.

Things To Do

  • Cardiff Castle

  • Cardiff Museum

  • Bute Park

Attractions

There are so many amazing places to visit in Cardiff. Here are a few of our favourites:

Cardiff Castle: Boasting a 2000 year history, Cardiff Castle has transformed from a Roman fort, Norman stronghold, to a Victorian Gothic masterpiece. There are plenty of tours on offer as well as free audio guides. The castle is a must see for anyone visiting the city.

Cardiff Museum: Showcasing Wales's national art, natural history and geology exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions, there's something for everyone at Cardiff Museum no matter what your interest. Best of all, it's absolutely free!

Bute Park: One of the UK's largest and most beautiful parks, Bute Park is the green heart of Cardiff. A beautiful location to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and relax surrounded by woodland and wildlife.

Shopping

Cardiff City is firmly on the map as one of the best retail hotspots in the UK.

St Davids: Wales' leading shopping destination receiving over 40 million shoppers each year! There are over 180 shops, cafes and restaurants to explore so it's a great destination for a day out.

The Hayes: Joining the old Victorian and Edwardian arcades with the ultra modern St Davids shopping centre, the Hayes is a busy shopping thoroughfare in the city. As well as designer stores and boutiques, the Hayes offers a view of some of Cardiff's oldest and historic buildings.

The Arcades: One of Cardiff's finest assets, the victorian arcades have been attracting shoppers for over a century. You'll find everything from delicatessens to cute little tea rooms, music shops to trendy barbers. Christmas is an especially magical time to visit the arcades.

  • St Davids Shopping Centre

  • The Hayes

  • The Arcades