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Mermaid Quay

Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales (City Centre)
CF10 5BZ
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Ranked #18 of 58 Attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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285 reviews 285 reviews
170 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The main commercial centre of the Cardiff bay waterfront, Mermaid Quay is an area packed with bars, restaurants and shops. I traveled here from Bath, largely passing through this 'attraction' on my way to the Doctor Who Experience. As previous reviews have suggested it's largely a place to grab a bite to eat with few attractions or things to do.... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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89 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The quay is a great place to wander and enjoy some food and drink. The area is well maintained and there is lots of look at and people watching to be done. It is good to breathe in the sea air and also lots of opportunities to take interesting photographs. There is plenty of parking and places to eat. I... More

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Bristol
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48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice for a bracing walk and some good shops/galleries to visit. Clean and accessible and an interesting and vibrant place

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A nice waterfront setting with the usual array of pubs, bars and eateries. This was all backed by a small retail sector. An amiable browse and a maritime amble, worth an hour or two.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I fancied an afternoon car ride with a nice cup of tea somewhere to break up a boring Sunday afternoon and headed for the Bay area of Cardiff and Mermaid Quay. Here there is an abundance of different restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from and always lots of people around so plenty going on. Parking involves... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had a nice visit to Mermaid Bay, nice views across the water with lots of bars and resturants to visit. Had a lovely meal at San Martino Italian Restaurant and Mount Stuart Wetherspoons. we stayed in Century Wharf Apartments only a short walk away. Did visit all the shops at Cardiff City Centre but overall enjoyed Mermaid Quay more, Particularly... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Anyone travelling to Cardiff simply must visit here. Some great bars, cafes and restaurants with a great view over the waters of Cardiff Bay. Perfect on a sunny day with friends and/or family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Easy parking garage yards away. Millenium Centre is sensational inside and out. Lots of restaurant choices. Tried SALT and enjoyed superb friendly service. We had Eggs Benedict with salmon and with prociuttio. p Also enjoyed freshly baked Welsh Cakes at small shop. Lots of preserved old buildings and new ones such as Welsh Assembly.sk

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lots of amazing places to eat, just book you table before going! I personally enjoy cocktails at las iguanas a lot :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

With plenty of restaurants, Cafe's and Bars to chose from, you're not short of food and drink in Cardiff bay, With stunning views and lovely walks, morning day or night Cardiff Bay is a brilliant place to visit. There is often an attraction going on outside the Millenium centre so it's always worth a visit.

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