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Cardiff Bay Wales, Cardiff

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Eat, shop, and relax at Cardiff Bay Wales, one of Europe’s largest waterfront developments. Built around a freshwater lake, this area combines entertainment, shopping, and fine dining to attract visitors from around the world. Walk along the waterfront to see numerous notable buildings, including the Pierhead (built in 1897), Norwegian Church, Senedd, and the Wales Millennium Center, home to the Welsh National Opera. Iconic Mermaid Quay comprises a mix of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and tourist facilities. Stop by the visitor center to pick up souvenirs, buy tickets to various attractions, and grab free maps of the city and the surrounding region. Our Cardiff trip itinerary planner makes visiting Cardiff Bay Wales and other Cardiff attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 21, 2017
    One of the central points in Cardiff. Something always seems to happen here, and when I was there, it was a car show + they had tivoli (don't know if this is permanent). also a lot of restaurants in the area as well as walking paths. The weather was good, which of course raised up the mood
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  • August 21, 2017
    Cardiff City-Kingsford Smith area one distance of the train station, train every very ' clock class, very leisurely 彎 area of building design, Dining Hall buildings, Environment 優 beauty, children and adults want to have very open heart, proper-person family and friends to Club Med, 彎 area Total energy consumption at a time of the afternoon.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Went down to the bay on a Saturday. Parking in the large main multi storey car park is only £4 all day on weekends. Plenty to see and do .Boat trips around the bay and water taxi into city centre. Loa...  more »

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Cardiff is a compact city, easily explored on foot, from accommodations in its pedestrianized city center. Top-notch hotels and B&Bs are only a short walk from the major attractions and popular shops. The Welsh countryside, along with its quaint country hotels, is easily accessible from Cardiff's centrally located main train station. 
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