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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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Where to stay in Cardiff

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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  • Lovely place and lots to eat and drink around the Bay with lovely views . You can even take a little boat trip around the bay at a very affordable price for the family  more »
  • We had stayed in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the previous 8 nights and ate in some wonderful restaurants. We only had one night in Cardiff and liked the look of this place. It was my favourite evening o...  more »
  • There is lot to do for all ages, activities, boat trips, walking paths. Very nice place. Many number of eateries to select from. You can park around the corner and walk.  more »