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Mermaid Quay

Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales (City Centre)
CF10 5BZ
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Ranked #22 of 76 attractions in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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,... more » 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. « less
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Bekasi, Indonesia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I visit Cardiff for one day trip from London. So not a lot of places I can visit. I choose this place for lunch. Easy to reach by bus from Cardiff Castle or City Center. It has a good view to the sea and a cape. Many restaurants here with the sea view. Good environment also. Good place for lunch... More

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Solihull
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The whole experience of life and fun and such splendid choice of restaurants and shop, all contaned in a relatively small area.

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Essex
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent area with great range of restaurants and attractions. Really great use of the old docks. Well worth a visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

No Matter what you want to do see a play a movie, eat out etc it is here. This place realy comes alive in the evenings and especially when the sun shines.Be prepared for a little crush some times.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Excellent place to visit with lots of choices of eating establishments with some well known names and from very casual to more formal with some offering lunchtime and evening specials! Boat trips are available from here taking you around the inner bay. In addition to the restaurants and bars here there are also a few shops and a small Tesco... More

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oxford
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

In little over an hour or two you can do the circuit taking in the wonderful view looking back at the city and enjoying the sculptures and poetry gracing the walk

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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284 reviews 284 reviews
224 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Mermaid Quay is an area near Cardiff Bay that has several restaurants and bars (2 levels). After enjoying your meals at the Mermaid Quay, take a walk and visit other attractions near by: the Carousel for the kids to ride, Pierhead Building, Wales Millennium Center, wide open space with built-in benches, boat rides, etc. A little further away is... More

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Winsford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Spent a nice sunny day here on our break in Cardiff. We came on a Sunday and everywhere was still open. There is a great range of restraunts looking over the harbour although they are all chain restraunts. There is a lovely view and you can sit and watch the boats come in and out. There were several stands for... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

spent an enjoyable sunny day there, parking a bit sparse and expensive but shops and sights make up for this.

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Top Contributor
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33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a good selection of restaurants and bars, most with great views. Fantastic for lunch or evening.

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