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“Took our Swedish Visitor first time to UK”

Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre
Ranked #99 of 160 things to do in Cardiff
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Owner description: The Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre provides a range of information on attractions, events and facilities, not only in the Bay but across the city and local region. In the Cinema and Exhibition room, a DVD on the Bay showcases the development of the area from its early origins to present day events. This short DVD will be available everyday to view free of charge in both English and Welsh. A range of souvenirs and gifts are on sale, including books, confectionery, and an exclusive range of Cardiff Bay memorabilia. Open 7 days a week 10am to 6pm, with extended opening times on performance nights.
newport south wales
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Took our Swedish Visitor first time to UK”
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Very very interesting, but I remember it was very busy, lots of foriegn tourists, but like everywhere, tourisum, we need, so not complaining, but go, it is interesting, and the Bay, you must see....and plenty of eateries...

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WAles
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27 reviews
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“Really Informative”
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Have visited tyhe centre on several occasions. Each time there is so much to see. The information is superb and the video show is so interesting.

Visited December 2012
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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“New Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

The newest Visit Wales - Cardiff Tourist Information Centre which overlooks the Roald Dahl Plass is in a great situation for meeting the needs of visitors to the Bay area and they offer a great range of tickets to various attractions around the area as well as leaflets/books to cover your needs - and even white water rafting at Cardiff International White Water if you are daring enough as well as boat trips to the surrounding islands. Quite an exciting range of choices.

Within the TIC there is a Cinema and Exhibition room with a new DVD on the Bay showcasing in great detail the development of the area from its early origins to present day events and water activities with Glamorgan Archive imagery and S4C heritage footage. This short DVD session is free of charge to view (recommended) and is in both English and Welsh.
I would suggest that the Visitor Centre should be your first port of call in the Bay area before venturing further as they have all the knowledge and experience to make your visit worthwhile, well, we found them so very helpful and patient. Thanks girls !!

Visited December 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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“Worth a visit to pick up some information”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Good location as right in the bay, has some good information and is in a nice setting.
Cant miss it really as can walk there from mermaid quay

Visited June 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“new is not always best”
Reviewed 31 October 2012

i liked the old visitor centre, ( the tube) it was almost iconic, whereas this is just a shop with some info, the old place was interesting and informative and was a visitor attraction in itself!

Visited July 2012
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