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Nice plaza

The Roald Dahl Plass is an oval plaza dedicated to the Welsh author. It leads to Mermaid Quay one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Walk through

Only a small area and an area to pass trhough, but various events nearby eg Pop up summer beach... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
paul s
Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Roald Dahl Plass is an oval plaza dedicated to the Welsh author. It leads to Mermaid Quay one of the main tourist areas in Cardiff Bay. The plaza is very wide and open with several interesting buildings surrounding it, the opera house, Welsh National...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Walking around the Bay is a pleasant experience. It is clean and there is lots to see and do. Be prepared to walk or take a Dotto train to reach the barrage and play area at the end.

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Only a small area and an area to pass trhough, but various events nearby eg Pop up summer beach, HSBC 'Lets' ride' bike ride; close to the barrage, meny restaurants and the Millenium centre

Thank paul s
Reviewed March 20, 2018

This pass,set in front of the Arts Centre,amidst old and new.The old docks set on one side and new complexes on þe other.Nicely sited close to the water this area suits all sorts for þhe pleasure seeker.

Thank 186377Adequate
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Usually lots of activity going on on the weekends, surrounded by many restaurants and next to the Millennium Centre for culture lovers.

Thank AWxxx
Reviewed December 9, 2017

The area was empty when I visited but I understand it is used as the start for races and as a fair and a beach. It is unusual how it appears like a dock with an entry to the bay side under a bridge with...More

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Attended Oktoberfest here under a massive tent. It fit a whole bunch of people which made for a great time. A great space for this kind of event.

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Lovely to see the pass again now that it has been returned to normal and is all clear. Like people say it is nothing spectacular, just a large walkway to the waterfront. Its often used for various events. Nothing really to go out of your...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed September 9, 2017

It is a piece of art like many in the city. I really wasn't sure what it stood for or represented. I guess it is up to interpretation.

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The Roald Dahl Plass is the focus of all outside activities in the Cardiff Bay area, currently there is a funfair and a simulated beach occupying the oval basin and the surrounding area. The buildings around the Plass include a number of bars and restaurants.

Thank James A
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