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Mermaid Quay

Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Phone Number: CF10 5BZ
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Ranked #24 of 178 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes...
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Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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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Crickhowell
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Mermaid Quay and the surrounding area has a cosmopolitan feel to it. There are: restaurants galore from Indian to Italian and everything in between; Museums; theatres; boardwalks; statues and stunning views across to England. A great place to visit for all of the family.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Busy quayside atmosphere, lots of boat activity to watch. Good walk all round the bay and across the barrage, even better hiring cycles from Pedal Power. Always something going on in the Millennium Centre, with its fabulous theatre.

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penarth
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173 reviews 173 reviews
47 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and views. Plenty of places to eat and drink, a few small independent shops, boat trips to Penarth or Cardiff City centre.

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Bath UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Very pretty place- can look right across Cardiff Bay. Easy access from the M4. No shops though but plenty of restaurants. Certainly worth visiting

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to go for an afternoon or evening meal and drink. Summertime is always buzzing with people and an excellent choice of restaurants and bars to choose from

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

because there is nothing to do exciting things you can go around the place in couple of minutes . i would rather go to old ruined castles in Cardiff.

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cardiff
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Wether it is summer or winter, if the sun is shining I love it. There is plenty of parking in the quieter times but can be very busy in summer. You can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront or simply sit in one of the many cafés/restaurants and have good food/drink and watch the world go by.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Quay is the ideal place for a summer evening drink or anytime the sun shines. It gets busy on Fridays and Saturdays and during special events but well worth a visit. Take a boat ride or chill with a beer, glass of wine or a coffee and watch the world go by.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

what can I say, loads of places to eat and drink, spoilt for choice! all very clean and amazing views over Cardiff Bay

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The various cafes and the views at Cardiff Bay. The attractive harbour and boats. The weather was mild and the sun was out. Plenty to see and do. We took a boat trip to Penarth and passed the barrage, Dr building and wildlife section. There were yachts and wind surfers to watch. If you don't want to spend money there... More 

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