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Ianto`s Shrine

Not immediately obvious, you have to go down a level to the decking on the see front. If you want... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Philip Williams W
Reading, United Kingdom
Weird but really funny

I saw this on google maps while staying on the area and had to pop for a look, it's so random that... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
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Cardiff Bay | Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
+44 29 2087 8100
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very unusual site in Cardiff Bay that became famous as the secret entrance to Torchwood in the BBC television series of this name. Although less well known around the world than its parent series Doctor Who, it has so far run for...More

7  Thank Rocket_man_in_ESA
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 31, 2017

One of the ugliest things in Cardiff, if not Wales. An absolute garbage fire. How this qualifies as a tourist attraction is utterly beyond me. Cardiff council should torch the wood (ahem) around it to raise this to the ground. An abomination. People need to...More

8  Thank matthewbeta
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Nice Idea needs sprucing up looks a bit messy and faded. I wonder how many people visit it or know who it is

Thank Chrismarog
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Not immediately obvious, you have to go down a level to the decking on the see front. If you want to find something authentic, original and of local interest then this is it.

Thank Philip Williams W
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Every time I’m in Cardiff Bay I have to visit Ianto’s shrine. Torchwood so so different from Dr Who. Ianto, Tosh and Owen cruelly cut down. Maybe they should have shrines as well. So if you love Dr Who and Torchwood this one stop you...More

Thank doug15791
Reviewed July 22, 2018

It is a special spot where people pay their respects to Ianto who was a character on the tv show Torchwood. Please be respectful.

Thank philmccracken2015
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Found the shrine and was quite amused by the number of cards and messages left by visitor. Quite Cute.

Thank Darren L
Reviewed June 3, 2018

I saw this on google maps while staying on the area and had to pop for a look, it's so random that it's funny! I used to watch Torchwood but never imagined that people would go this far for a TV character, it's brilliantly cringe!!

Thank MSLR19
Reviewed May 27, 2018

It's been a while since Torchwood was on the television. Visitors to Cardiff Bay may be a bit perplexed over this.

Thank Mugret
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is a shrine remembering the Character Ianto Jones, who died saving Earth in the programme Torchwood. This location is shown in the TV series to be the home of Torchwood 2, and was a little information kiosk that has a secret door to the...More

3  Thank Roboticleg
Reviewed April 29, 2018

As a Who and Torchwood fan I absolutely loved this place. The whole area is a fantastic place to visit and a trip to the Shrine was a must for me!

2  Thank AndrewH1969
Reviewed April 7, 2018

I know it's just a bit of fun, but it must be time for this to go now? There's a lot of history in this area, maybe an informative display on the port would be a nice idea. Sometimes when passing people ask me who...More

1  Thank smartin83
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October 9, 2018|
Response from Darren L | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know nobody.
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April 26, 2015|
Response from PrincessAlpal |
it's very easy to find - right on the waterfront - ask anyone