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Cardiff Bay

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Picturesque wharf lined with shops, boutiques and cafes.
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Cardiff, Wales
+44 29 2039 0713
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All reviews norwegian church millennium centre lots of restaurants welsh assembly places to eat and drink boat trip lovely area pierhead building water taxi national assembly sunny day roald dahl mermaid quay the red dragon centre food festival lovely place to visit lovely walk
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you're thinking of visiting Cardiff,this is a great place to see. With plenty if bars , restaurants, a few gift shops, the millennium centre , history or a boat ride around the bay , this is certainly well worth a visit .

Thank Paul e
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visting students and wanted to walk off our meal . Plus take dog for quick walk before drive home . Nice walk along a path and cycle track that leads to a play area . Nice views . Alots of places to sit . Been...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

No matter what you're here for definitely visit the bay, it's great for evening meals and lovely walks. It's the best in winter, with Christmas lights and events.

Thank Plooosh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the nearby Wales Millennium Centre, we took time to walk around and explore the Cardiff Bay. Very nice dockside redevelopment of old waterfront. Nice mix of cafes and bars. A rare nice sunny October day!!! One to remember!

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great views. You are able to take the water taxi/Aquabus through to the city from the bay. There are great walks along the bay straight through to the barrage. Plus lots of restaurants and places to visit in the bay.

Thank kjf_x
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cardiff Bay is a must for any visitors to the Welsh capital also enjoyed by the locals as it really does have everything. The home of the Welsh Parliament and the five star at Davids hotel. The Bay Area is awash with fine restaurants and...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The bay is a must visit part of Cardiff it has come on leaps and bounds from 20 years ago when it was a mere dock. With high end and mid range restaurants and a host of bars I would absolutely recommend

Thank barbara m
Reviewed 6 days ago

we were a big group and had a long cruise in Cardiff Bay. weather was bright and sunny, breeze was nice. city view was very nice, we had lot of fun among ourselves.

Thank Shailesh_Pathak
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very windy day, so wasn't really walking around. Went to the Dock Bar and restaurant which was very nice, prices quite reasonable, food was lovely. Staff great. I should imagine in the summer it is great with all the restaraunts open!

Thank bimbolo1123
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting update of the old Cardiff quay's offering a wide range of eating and drinking places and largely free of traffic. Not expensive at all. Lots of parking nearby and good bus service into the City. Within an easy five minute walk of the...More

Thank Andrew D
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May 28, 2018|
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Response from Nanna-Shan | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of bars in the bay but try the Jazz Cafe in city centre near Castle entrance. Great food and great atmosphere with live music.
Lisa A
November 28, 2017|
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Response from greenprincess222 | Reviewed this property |
Cardiff castle is nice, if you have a car no where beats St Fagans just on the outskirts.
July 31, 2017|
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Response from patricia E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went to Cardiff Bay for the Food and Drink Festival last month That is when to go for food, music and atmosphere....fantastic for families. I think we've got the last booking for accommodation for next, though we did... More