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Picturesque wharf lined with shops, boutiques and cafes.
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Cardiff, Wales
+44 29 2039 0713
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited this area over our cardiff weekend. What an amazing place to be luckily the weather held off being bad which helped but some amazing places here. Spot of lunch at the pearl of the orient was amazing followed by an ice cream in their...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Went down to the bay for my boy to fly his drone. It was a lovely warm day. On the way to the bay there was a mini display

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As world harbours go this is not one of the most scenic. It is though a nice day out along the Mermaid Quay harbour walk. Cardiff Bay is about a two kilometre walk from the city centre, or you can catch a boat in Bute...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cardiff bay is really cool and with animations in summer its even better like the food festival! Try it

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been to Cardiff Bay and always enjoy it . The millennium Theatre is lovely and always try to watch shows here than anywhere else. There are boat trips to suit most people from a slow trip round the bay to fast rib boats and other...More

Thank sue f
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to visit with lots of great places to eat and sip a cocktail or two!!! A fabulous view while you chill and chat!! Highly recommended xx

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been to the Cardiff Bay area in the past and I feel it is looking really tatty, don't think I would bother to revisit this particular area.

Thank KookieCheshireUK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a wander with daughter after techniquest not much to see but good ice cream at cadwaladwrs parlour. Saw the senedd and Norwegian church

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always love the bay. Always something to do and great restaurants. Beach festival on this time - fair, rides, etc.

Thank alisonv692018
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are trains to and from Queen St to Cardiff Bay about every 20 minutes till late - very handy if staying at Premier Inn. When I visited it seemed a bit disrupted preparing for a fair/festival that weekend in the forecourt of the Millenium...More

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28 May 2018|
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Response from Nanna-Shan | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of bars in the bay but try the Jazz Cafe in city centre near Castle entrance. Great food and great atmosphere with live music.
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28 November 2017|
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Response from Tracey G | Reviewed this property |
If you are in the city itself the National Museum of Cardiff, Cathays Park, CF10 3NP tells the story of how Wales was formed from tectonic action, has visual displays, dinosaurs, fossils, paintings, sculptures & porcelain... More
1 August 2017|
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Response from patricia E | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went to Cardiff Bay for the Food and Drink Festival last month That is when to go for food, music and atmosphere....fantastic for families. I think we've got the last booking for accommodation for next, though we did... More