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Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

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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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  • My friend and I went here for the day hoping for shopping, food, and fun. Unfortantly there isn't much to do other than food. We did take a boat ride, grab lunch, and get icecream. However if you don'...  more »
  • I love being around water, so this is definitely a great place to go for a walk (or to the fair, if you're lucky it's on when you visit). A nice stroll along the bay, the smell of sea in the air and g...  more »
  • This is a nice place to walk to if you want to see all of Cardiff Bay, but it is mostly shops and uninteresting restaurants, so I suggest not making it the main focus of your visit to the area.  more »
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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.