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“Birnbeck Island Pier” 5 of 5 stars
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Pierhead Building
Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
44-292-089-8200
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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“Birnbeck Island Pier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Took some great sunset shots of the old pier. Wish it was still open and wonder what it was likw when it was.

Visited April 2012
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Barry, United Kingdom
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“Cardiff Docks Building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Beautiful looking and restored building, which was at the core of the history and development of the Docks, but for a visitor/tourist is underwhealming inside - not fully utilised as atourist venue.

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Newport, UK
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“My favourite building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

So glad this building has been kept! It used to stand between the two great docks into Cardiff and was the first sight of Cardiff many travellers would have had. Designed by a pupil of Burgess, I believe (architect of Cardiff Castle's 19th Century developments). Superb example!

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Wales
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“The Focal Point of Cardiff Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The external brickwork of this building as amazing. Such detail!!! There are permanent exhibitions of Welsh history/heritage. In addition there are often visiting exhibitions - paintings generally. There is also a very good film show of he history of Cardiff Docks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“The big red brick building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

The Pierhead building has a long history and certainly stands out. Sitting between the huge Millennium Centre and the waters edge, the building is a nice piece of architecture. It is currently undergoing some renovation but the signs proclaim that it is business as usual. You will not be able to miss the Pierhead Building if you go to Cardiff Bay – it’s lovely.

Visited December 2011
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