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Cardiff Bay

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Address: Cardiff, Wales
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+44 29 2039 0713
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Tue 00:00 - 23:59
Wed 18:00 - 21:00
Thu 00:00 - 23:59
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Picturesque wharf lined with shops, boutiques and cafes.

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Cardiff Bay

Good day out.nice shops and restaurants. Lovely views.a nice day out.lovely walk around the bay.easy access into city centre

Reviewed 27 November 2015
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Good day out.nice shops and restaurants. Lovely views.a nice day out.lovely walk around the bay.easy access into city centre

Thank spiderwoman9
Inverness, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Very nice area with loads of places to eat (including Eddies Dinner, featured in a Doctor Who episode) and quite a few other places that whovians shouldn't miss!

Thank Karen R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Cardiff Bay is amazing. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from. It's not far walk from Cardiff City Centre about 20 mins. It usually has boats and is beautiful to walk around. There is also entertainment including bowling, cinema, theatre, shops.

Thank Emily L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

The whole place seemed new, as if it was refurbished. The general design was very interesting and it was a great place to spend some hours of the day just appreciating the view or walking around.

Thank Julia M
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Cardiff bay is lovely now, it makes a lovely walk for all the family. Do walk round to the locks & watch the boats going in or out. parking is relatively easy - although I would recommend you avoid 'international' days if they have block booked the multi storey car park. Plenty of variety of places to eat & drink... More 

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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

A good meeting point and place to eat before going around the bay. Nice menu and good drinks to have with your meal

Thank chiina1722
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110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Lovely to spend some time at, good array of restaurants and sights to see, such as Doctor Who & Barrage

Thank Feuvolant
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

A bit of a chilly night but a nice trip on the baycar (bus) from town centre used JD Weatherspoons for a drink prior to meal at StDavids hotel would have been better off staying here and eating food looked good and atmosphere excellent worth a visit.

Thank John T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I come down here on Sunday mornings and love riding my bike along the path. Very quiet around 7am and peaceful

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86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Great that Cardiff has developed the area. It was v windy but 2 real ale bars and the Assembly building tour compensated!

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