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Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Phone Number: CF10 5BZ
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Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay...

Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax.Just five minutes from the city centre, it's the perfect destination for relaxing, partying or splashing out on a bit of retail therapy or personal pampering.The wealth of waterfront restaurants, cafes and bars with menus from around the world mean there's something for every taste and pocket - from a quick snack to a leisurely, luxury meal.And, if it's laughs you're after, there's nowhere better than the Glee Club - one of the UK's top stand-up venues.Meanwhile shops and services range from stylish boutiques offering hot fashions & accessories, fine foods, fabulous furnishings and great gifts to Ken Picton's award-winning hair dressing salon & spa.

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Lots of things to see and do. Plenty of attractions and eateries, and of course the views. Easily accessible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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France
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of things to see and do. Plenty of attractions and eateries, and of course the views. Easily accessible.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

about a 20 minute walk form the main shopping area of Cardiff and has lots of different restaurants, so something for everyone.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely down the bay,plenty restaurants of all nationalities,boat trips,lovely pubs,car park near everything

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Thank carol s
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115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just strolling around the Quay you have unlimited bars and restaurants as well as the millennium centre, pier head building, the Assembly Building, Norwegian Church to name a few. Most are free. Just enjoy!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well I love the Quay lovely restaurants and bars alone the way ,and lovely cheap water taxis /boat trips around the bay on weekends in winter, away from hustle in central Cardiff,

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Southport
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a good day to visit on a damp and cold Sunday. No boat trips available but plenty of places to eat. Nice to see the Welsh Assembly building

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is such a wide variety of food venues here to choose from. The Eli Jenkins does a very reasonable priced breakfast. Lots of nice coffee shops to sit and watch the world go by.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a leisurely Sunday morning here and although it was a cool January day, it was lovely. We were staying in the city centre and walked down to the Quay, it was very easy to navigate (straight down Bute Street) and took about 25 minutes. There is the Wales Millennium Centre, loads of restaurants, statues and installations and a... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you could want in somewhere. Views, shops and great restaurants. Would recommend Calwalders on the water. Such a shame Terra Nova wasn't open when we visited, think it is being renovated.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mermaid Quay is a lovely spot to wander around and make the most of being next to the water. From here, there is plenty of things on offer near-by. The fountains, Roald Dahl Plas, Norweigen Church, Doctor Who Experience. Mermaid Quay itself is pretty much shops and restaurants, but wander down and jump on the Open Boat to get a... More 

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