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Pierhead Building

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Pierhead Building Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
+44 300 200 6272
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building really takes the breath away, immaculately restored and truly eye catching it demands exploring inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phil_cox
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a great looking building. A real highlight of the bay area. Even inside there are lots of nice touches - the tiling was beautiful (but tiling is probably too work-like a word for the tiles all around). Definitely worth a close look.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This grade one listed building has a great tower and clock and is the Big Ben of Wales. It was built in 1897 and was the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful red brick building with clock tower sits majestically among the new modern buildings. It is a must visit with superb Victorian features inside including fabulous tiles. The views from the upstairs windows are incredible and there is also a short film on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 70ish
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Interesting architecture restored to its former grandeur. Displays and pictures from the earlier era.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

In Cardiff, the influence of the Bute family is everywhere as they were respinsible for the 19th century prosperity of the city. A fascjnating building commissioned by the Bute family's dock company, the Pierhead Building designed by William Frame who worked alongside William Burgess, is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed October 23, 2018

informative and interesting history of the Cardiff bay. Impressive building. Free to enter. Helped me to understand how the bay was developed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeborahS282
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Cardiff Bay Pierhead Building is a stunning brick-build building with large clocktower that dominates the landscape. Stunning relic of the South Wales industrial past and its worldwide trade. Well worth a look!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This 'polished' red brick monster sits brooding over a huge open space on Cardiff Bay. I wonder why leaving this relic with all its nooks and crannies was agreed. The modern buildings surrounding it set it in stark contrast to the other stone surrounds. Not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JayDub94
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Beautifully preserved building with loads of character and information of this wonderful historic area. Lots of information and pictures of the bay as it once looked and all brochures were free

Date of experience: September 2018
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