The Six Nations Championship originated in 1882 - making it the oldest rugby championship in the world!
It’s that time of year again where everybody goes rugby mad. This year the first matches will take place on February 1st and Wales will play two home games at the magnificent Principality Stadium. This year Wales will play England and Ireland at home.
Feb 01 – France V Wales
Feb 09 – Italy v Wales
Feb 23 – Wales V England
Mar 09 – Scotland V Wales
Mar 16 – Wales v Ireland
Looking for something to do in between matches?
Check out our events guide!
Helpful phrases to learn in Welsh before travelling to Cardiff for the Wales V England match
Eat & Drink in Cardiff
Getting Around the City
Cardiff is one of the flattest cities in the UK and known as the 15-minute city, with the Principality Stadium, Bute Park, Cardiff Castle and the restaurants all within walking distance of each other. Create your own urban adventure in the downtime between matches and check out our guide to the ultimate Cardiff shopping experience,
Practical Tourist Advice
- Visit our Tourist Information Centre
- Click here to download our Cardiff A to Z Essentials
- Visit our Visitor Info page for maps, travel advice and more
Celebrate the Six Nations in Cardiff with these sensational special offers.
We’ve put together a list of the best match day packages and offers that you can find in Cardiff during the Six Nations fixtures. From fan zones with gourmet street food at The Pontcanna Inn, to spa day packages at The Vale Resort, and even a one man theatre production about ‘Ray Gravell’ in the world famous Royal welsh college of Music and Drama.
If you’re planning on visiting Cardiff for either of the Six Nations match days make sure you consult our list below to make the most out of a match day in Cardiff and bag yourself a fantastic Six Nations experience.
Rainbow Casino Cardiff has two dedicated sporting areas with large projecting screens showing all of the Six Nations. Entry is free and there are various promotions, including £2 for selected pints and £4.95 for a burger and pint. Reserve your free seat here
Rainbow Casino is an over-18s venue and promotes responsible gambling. Membership is not required.
Thurs 28 February 7.45pm & Fri 1 March 7.45pm
The Torch Theatre Company
Gareth J Bale reprises the role of ‘Grav’ in this award-winning one man show exploring the life and times of one of Wales’ most loved sons, Ray Gravell. Known to millions for his legendary exploits on the rugby field, ‘Grav’ was and is so much more than that.
An actor, a cultural icon, a father, a husband, a man with a life packed full of stories that deserve to be heard once more. Whether you are a Rugby fan or not, only the hardest of hearts would fail to enjoy this production.
Tickets £15, £13 concession (Under 25s Half Price)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
029 2039 1391
Try something scrum-ptious throughout the Six Nations. Pop into Laguna Bar to enjoy a selection of Welsh Rugby themed cocktails all for £8 each, including:
Alun Wyn Woo Woo
Finlandia Vodka, Archers, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice
Finlandia Vodka, Passion Fruit Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice
Finlandia Cranberry, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Mint, Grenadine
Tequila Gold, Grapefruit Juice, Pineapple Juice, Angostura Bitters, Vanilla Syrup
George Gin Fizz
Bombay Sapphire Gin, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Prosecco
Six Nations Spa Day only £79 per person
Not interested in the rugby this Six Nations? Then join the Vale Resort for a day of rugby-free relaxation on Saturday 9th and 23rd February and 9th and 16th March.
Spend time with friends and pamper yourself with a luxurious treatment starting with a warm oil massage followed by a soothing facial. Then relax on the gorgeous heated water beds, zoning out in the indian inspired slumber area or taking a dip in the refreshing 20m pool.
This spa day is designed for two, so grab a girlfriend or enlist your own team of rugby widows and indulge in some serious pampering.
The Vale Resort is the perfect place to host your Wales corporate rugby hospitality event. They’re the official hotel to the Wales rugby team, so they’ve been hosting the squad’s pre-tour and pre-tournament training camps for years.
Corporate Hospitality Package Includes:
· Champagne reception
· Sumptuous three course meal
· Pre and post match free bar for 1 hour
· Celebrity guest speaker
· Luxury coach transport to and from Principality Stadium
· Post match buffet
· FREE parking at the hotel
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Wales v England – £185 inc VAT
Guest Speaker: Ex-England International Kyran Bracken
Saturday 16th March 2019
Wales v Ireland – £170 inc VAT
Guest Speaker: Ex-Wales International Craig Quinnell
THIS IS NON-TICKETED CORPORATE HOSPITALITY
Scrum Down for the big games here with us at the Hilton Cardiff in the Grey Restaurant!
Wales v England Saturday 23rd February 2019 – Kick Off at 4.45pm
Enjoy our Pre Match Served from 12.30pm or Post match Served from 19.00pm
Wales v Ireland Saturday 16th March 2019 – Kick Off at 2.45pm
Enjoy our Pre Match Served from 11.30pm or Post match Served from 17.00pm
Pre-match Buffet = £75.00 per person Post-match = £45.00 per person
Join us to indulge in a selection of breakfast buffet favourites, plus gourmet dishes; complimented with free flowing bucks fizz to ready yourself for the Wales vs Ireland match on Saturday the 16th of March. For just £15.00 per person book a table in our RBG Restaurant and enjoy the build-up to the big match.
Post-Match Food & Drink Offer
Scrum on down to the RBG Restaurant at the Park Inn after the Wales v Ireland game on the 16th of March. Show us your match ticket and receive 20% discount off your food & drink bill. Hungry enough to tackle a steak? Email us to book your table to come and dine from a selection of hearty & health items ranging from grilled meat & fish to crisp salads & signature dishes.
The Six Nation’s is off and running! If you’re planning a trip to Cardiff for the rugby why not plan ahead and travel on the bus? We have many regular services that will bring you into city from all over South Wales.
For more information and to see our great ticket offers including our 2gether offer where 2 adults can travel for a day for only £10. Please visit our website
Saturday 23rd February we offer a special Rugby Lunch at Holm House Hotel.
3 course set lunch with a complimentary transfer to the game £35.00 per person.
The Pontcanna Inn is THE place to watch the 6 nations with TV screens through out the pub and in a side marquee!
Plus a huge heated marquee Fan-zone with a huge projector; extra amplification and extra toilets!
In total the venue has 3 bars and a street food ‘Airstream’ trailer serving delicious Posh Kebabs and burgers.
Pre and post-match food and drink, it’s only a 15 minute walk to the Principality for those lucky enough to have tickets for the games. If you don’t have a ticket, this is the next best thing! Arrive early!
The most beautiful venue to watch the Six Nations 2019 in Cardiff has to be Chapel 1877.
Right in the heart of the city and only a 10 minute walk to the stadium.
Pie & Pint £10 offer during the all games Jug of Amstel £15 every game offer.
3 course meal packages available £49pp Wales vs England 24th February Menu Wales Vs Ireland 16th March
Book today to avoid disappointment.