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Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

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  • August 19, 2017
    The Mermaid Quay consists of a series of shops and restaurants, to take advantage of good company while you make a tour of the site. The evening is the most suitable for the ride, because it can take advantage and see the sunset.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A place alive day and night, very nice for a drink to walk, even with children
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Mermaid Quay forms the center of a newly emerging neighbourhood in Cardiff. Some strikingly reminiscent of the Hamburg's HafenCity, only on a slightly smaller scale.
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  • Great place to go for a walk on a sunny day. Usually some good buskers out. A few shops but it's mainly eateries- a huge array of them to choose from.
  • Great place to wander around have a bite to eat and boat trip around bay. Foods quite expensive but a wide range of cuisines to choose from. Children loved teddy bear ice creams from Cadwaladers
  • Food is expensive here, bring a picnic. Parking is cheap enough for all day, but you'll run out of things to do with young children. Nice walk i suppose and to see the boats. Just not my bag.
  • Lovely area. Lots of restaurants. Nice views. Parking is expensive now.
  • Beautiful place for a day out walking around and taking in the scenery. There is some interesting architecture and history. Lots of food vendors and restaurants from all over the world along with coffee and cocktails. Some small shops and a comedy club too. Not the best parking but if you don't mind a little walk you'll be OK. Techniquest is nearby for the kids and of course the quey with boats and the river taxi.

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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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