Cardiff’s state-of-the-art Millennium Stadium (featuring a fully retractable roof) is the home of Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the Wales national football team. Described by the WRU as “the most magnificent rugby venue in the world”, it can be visited on hour-long behind-the-scenes tours that leave you with a keen sense of the huge scale and national standing of this most impressive site.
Tours explore all levels of the stadium, from the Ray Gravell press room, deep in the bowels of the terraces, to the heights of the president’s suite overlooking the verdant turf below. There are plenty of great photo opportunities along the way, such as standing by your favourite team member’s shirt or raising a trophy in a victorious pose. For many, the highlight is visiting the atmospheric “Dragon’s Lair” home-side changing rooms. The tour guides are knowledgeable and entertaining, and even those visitors not passionate about sport will be caught up in the spirit of Welsh patriotism that the stadium evokes.
On-site disabled parking spaces can be booked in advance. Access from the parking area to the tour’s starting point in the WRU shop is via a long ramp, which manual wheelchair users may need assistance to ascend. Step-free access to the stadium section of the tour is back down this ramp and via lifts. Although most areas visited have level access, a few small sections are not wheelchair accessible, though this doesn’t detract from the enjoyment of the visit. It’s worth noting that tours proceed at a fairly speedy pace, with much walking or wheeling and little opportunity to rest. Accessible lifts take you to the WRU shop floor and the café. There are many disabled toilets available, all operated by RADAR key, and assistance dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.
Food & drink: There is no food or drink available at the WRU Store. For hospitality please contact the tours team.