Cardiff Millennium Stadium (Capacity: 73,000)

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The stadium was built for the 1999 World Cup, hosting the final between Australia and France. It has also been home to the FA Cup final during Wembley stadium's reconstruction. The stadium is famous for its sliding roof.

The stadium was built for the 1999 World Cup, hosting the final between Australia and France. It has also been home to the FA Cup final during Wembley stadium's reconstruction. The stadium is famous for its sliding roof.

Tel: 0870 013 8600

Website: www.millenniumstadium.com

HOW TO GET THERE

By train: First Great Western Railways - www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk - run regular services between London Paddington and Cardiff with an approximate journey time of 2 hours. By road: Allow plenty of time to get to Cardiff via the M4. Parking close to the stadium is a problem on match days and police block off the streets surrounding the ground in the run-up to kick-off.

WHERE TO STAY

St David's Hotel and Spa: (Havannah Street, Tel: 029 2045 4045, www.thestdavidshotel.com) Rates for a double room approximately £200 although internet specials are available. Facilities include marine hydrotherapy pools, exercise pool, gym, sauna jacuzzi.

The Angel Hotel (Castle Street, Tel: 0500 342 543. www.paramount-hotels.co.uk) Rates £80-£200. Built in 1883, the Angel is not on the waterfront but has a prime city centre location, enjoying views of both Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium.

Hanover International Hotel and Club (Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff Bay, Tel: 029 2047 5000, www.hanover-international.com) Rates from £50. Conveniently located for the M4 motorway and Cardiff International Airport.

WHERE TO EAT

Le Gallois (6-10 Romilly Street, Tel: 029 20636363) Family run, award winning restaurant.

Celtic Cauldron (Castle Arcade, Castle Street, Tel: 029 20387185) Small, intimate and busy restaurant for anyone looking for a "true taste of Wales".

WHERE TO DRINK

The City Arms (10 Quay Street, Tel: 029 20225228) Right next to the stadium. Busy watering hole.

The Westgate (49 Cowbridge Road East, Tel: 029 20303926) Another good bar to head to before the match as it's near the stadium. No frills but they take their rugby very seriously here.

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