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A short history of

Cardiff from the 1800s to present 1858

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Cardiff’s oldest pub, the Goat Major (formerly the Blue Bell) opens

Cardiff’s tram makes its final journey

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Roald Dahl born in Llandaff, Cardiff

The world’s first £1 million deal is signed in Cardiff’s Coal Exchange

Cardiff becomes a city!

Spillers, the world’s oldest record store opens

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Doctor Who returns to TV screens. Now filmed in Cardiff

Cardiff hosts the first Ashes cricket test, between England and Australia. The Ryder Cup Welcome Concert is held at the Millennium Stadium

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Cardiff hosts 8 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches and welcomes back the Ashes

NATO Summit held in the region

World Music Expo held in Cardiff

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Roald Dahl 100 Celebrations (He’s a Cardiff Native)

Cardiff Castle’s clock tower is built

Cardiff’s Animal Wall is built outside the castle

Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is built to host the final of the 1999 Rugby World Cup

St David’s Hall, the National Concert Hall & Conference Centre of Wales opens

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Cardiff celebrates 60th Diamond anniversary as Capital City of Wales

The national newspaper of Wales, the Western Mail, is first published

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1999

The British Empire and Commonwealth Games are held in Cardiff

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The Royal Arcade opens. The first of 6 Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades in Cardiff

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Cardiff is crowned the Capital of Wales!

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Cardiff to host the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

Cardiff hosts Volvo Ocean Race

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Cardiff hosts the first event of the London 2012 Olympics (It was football!)


Contents 04 Regional Overview

08 Activities

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10 Accommodation

13 Explore Cardiff

16 Coach Parking

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For more information visit our website www.visitsouthernwales.org or contact the tourism team: tel - +44 (0)29 2087 3310 email - tourism@cardiff.gov.uk To order the brochures for the other areas of Southern Wales please contact +44 (0)845 6002639 or e-mail brochure@southernwales.com

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Discover Cardiff As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is a fabulous destination for a group visit. With over 22 million visitors per year, Cardiff offers a huge range of unique attractions, activities, top-class entertainment and a wide range of accommodation. Recently named the 6th best shopping destination in the UK, Cardiff also offers quality shopping with a difference all year round. Highlights of a visit include the iconic Wales Millennium Centre, inspired by the Welsh landscape, language and culture situated on Cardiff Bay’s waterfront and the world-famous Millennium Stadium which has helped place Cardiff firmly on the world sporting map. Both of these venues offer guided tours and group rates. Also, the jewel in the city’s crown is Cardiff Castle offering guided tours of the Victorian Neo Gothic apartments as well as the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Welsh banquet and an

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evening of entertainment within the medieval Undercroft – a true taste of Wales. The Bay is also home to the Doctor Who Experience, where visitors do battle with Daleks and Cybermen on a journey in time in the Tardis and see monsters, costumes and props from the BBC Wales series – much of which was filmed in and around Cardiff. If you don’t mind getting wet, Cardiff International White Water is waiting, with rafting, slalom canoeing and other white water adventures. All of the above sit within the one square mile of Cardiff’s bustling city centre alongside luxury hotels, a network of shopping malls and arcades, and a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes. visitcardiff.com/travel-trade @VisitCardiff

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Attractions Cardiff, Wales’ Capital city, offers a startling range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Cardiff Castle

Doctor Who Experience

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.

Your journey will take you on a spectacular adventure as you help the Doctor escape his foes, fly the Tardis and come face-toface with some of the scariest monsters from the television series including the famous Daleks.

tel: +44 (0)29 2087 8100 email: cardiffcastle@cardiff.gov.uk web: www.cardiffcastle.com

tel: +44 (0)844 801 3663 email: doctorwhoexperience@bbc.com web: www.doctorwhoexperience.com

National Museum

Principality Stadium

Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, today the National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’s national art, natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.

When the stadium isn’t hosting major sports matches or concerts you can take a tour of the 74,500 capacity stadium. Walk down the players’ tunnel, try out the Queen’s seat in the Royal box and discover how they removed the curse from the away-team changing rooms.

tel: +44 (0)30 0111 2333 email: cardiff@museumwales.ac.uk web: www.museumwales.ac.uk/cardiff

tel: +44 (0)29 2082 2432 email: customercare@wru.wales web: www.principalitystadium.wales

St Fagans National History Museum

Wales Millennium Centre

St Fagans is one of Europe’s foremost open–air museums and Wales’s most-visited heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

As part of a visit to the Centre, behind the scenes tours are offered where you can discover the secrets of the landmark building and find out what lies beneath the inscription. Special deals are available for groups with ample coach parking nearby.

tel: +44 (0)29 2057 3500 email: post@museumwales.ac.uk web: www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans

tel: +44 (0)29 2063 6464 email: info@wmc.org.uk web: www.wmc.org.uk

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Activities Choose from a great range of activities from white water rafting, a leisurely boat tour or simply a walking tour of the City, Cardiff has it all to offer. Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

Cardiff Boat Tours

Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre is perfect for groups offering a day packed with adrenaline and adventure. No experience is necessary and fully qualified instructors offer guidance in a safe and controlled environment.

Cardiff Boat Tours offers a regular river service between Cardiff Bay and the City Centre. The fully equipped, purpose built, covered vessel, Princess Katharine, has a capacity for 90 passengers and is operated by highly qualified skippers.

tel: +44 (0)29 2048 4880 email: groups@bouldersuk.com web: www.bouldersuk.com≠

tel: +44 (0)7445 440874 email: cardiff.boat.tours@gmail.com web: www.cardiffboat.com

Cardiff International White Water

Cardiff on Foot

Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) is an on demand white water facility and indoor surf center, in the International Sports Village, only a few miles from Cardiff’s bustling city center.

Discover the real Cardiff with a guided walking tour. We can show you 2000 years of history and introduce you to Romans, Welsh princes, Norman lords, martyrs, pirates, revolutionaries, marquesses and of course, King Coal.

tel: +44 (0)29 2063 6464 email: info@ciww.com web: www.ciww.com

tel: +44 (0)7905 923421 email: post@cardiffonfoot.com web: www.cardiffonfoot.com

City Sightseeing

Shopping in Cardiff

Comfortable and convenient, the tour offers you the chance to remain on the bus for the entire loop, listening to our informative and experienced live tour guide, or to hop on and off at each attraction.

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tel: +44 (0)7808 713928 email: groups@city-sightseeing.com web: www.city-sightseeing.com

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Accommodation Choose waterfront views in Cardiff Bay, experience city living in the heart of Cardiff’s city-centre or relax in the beautiful Welsh countryside in a country hotel. Cardiff Marriott

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Cardiff’s premier 4 Star Hotel is located in the heart of the city in the vibrant Café Quarter. The hotel has 184 luxury en-suite bedrooms including three prestigious suites and two Executive levels with an Executive lounge.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff is Cardiff’s largest city centre hotel. The hotel is just a short walk from Central train and bus stations and is perfectly situated for local attractions including the Millennium Stadium, Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Bay.

tel: +44 (0)29 2039 9944 email: uk.southwest.sales.office@marriott.com web: www.cardiffmarriott.co.uk

tel: +44 (0)29 2066 8866 email: info.cardiff@claytonhotels.com web: www.claytonhotelcardiff.com

Future Inns

Holiday Inn City Centre

Situated right in the heart of Cardiff Bay with easy access to Cardiff city center and its surrounding landmarks and attractions plus conveniently located with access to major roads to the M4 and public transport connections.

Holiday Inn Cardiff City is the ideal place to stay to explore the Welsh capital. Bedrooms are airconditioned and equipped with a range of facilities, including high speed internet, large LCD TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

tel: +44 (0)29 2048 7111 email: reception.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk web: www.futureinns.co.uk/cardiff

tel: +44 (0)871 942 9240 email: Reservations-cardiffcity@ihg.com web: www.hicardiffcitycentre.co.uk

Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

The Angel Hotel

The hotel is located opposite John Lewis and the Motorpoint Arena in the heart of the city. The hotel offers 146 quiet rooms with free tea/ coffee facilities, full length mirrors, power showers, room service and more. Plus WiFi throughout.

The Angel Hotel Cardiff is a stunning Victorian property right in the heart of the city centre, it is conveniently located between Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium. All 102 bedrooms are light and airy with air conditioning & complimentary WIFI.

tel: +44 (0)29 2034 1441 email: reservations.cardiff@rezidorparkinn.com web: www.parkinn.co.uk/hotel-cardiff

tel: +44 (0)29 2064 9200 email: angel.reservations@pumahotels.co.uk web: www.pumahotels.co.uk

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Refreshment stops Take time out from your tour to enjoy a spot of lunch or a refreshing tea or coffee at one of the many cafes, pubs or restaurants in the City. Afternoon Tea at Mansion House

Chapel 1877

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Enjoy afternoon tea at Mansion House which offers unrivalled opulence and sanctuary for events that are a little more special.

From fine dining in luxurious surroundings to everyday lunch, Coffee and Cocktails. The renovated 3 storey Chapel is a vibrant Cardiff restaurant.

With seasonal menus showcasing the best Welsh produce, ffresh Bar and Restaurant is the home of great food and drink.

Cardiff, CF24 3UN www.mansionhousecardiff.co.uk

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Le Monde

Mermaid Quay

Norwegian Church

Situated at the bustling city centre, Le Monde is atmospherically lit and in Art Deco style – popular with large parties, business people and couples.

Cuisine from around the world is on offer in dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes in Mermaid Quay in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

Pop in for lunch or coffee and award winning cakes on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay. Dishes and ingredients are locally sourced.

Cardiff, CF10 1FE www.le-monde.co.uk

Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BZ www.mermaidquay.co.uk

Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PA www.norwegianchurchcardiff.com

Summerhouse Café

The Look Out Café Bar

Welsh Banquets, Cardiff Castle

Offering stunning views down Bute Park’s premier floral borders, the Summerhouse occupies a prime position within the park.

Come over and enjoy a view of the bay like no other. Our balcony juts out over the water with the whole city as a backdrop.

Bute Park, Cardiff CF10 3DX http://bute-park.com/eatingdrinking/summerhouse-kiosk/

Cardiff Bay, CF10 4GA www.worldofboatscardiff.com

Join the Welsh Banquet for a relaxed and entertaining evening in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle. Advanced booking required.

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Explore Cardiff 1 day Itinerary Take a tour around Cardiff and experience some of the best Cardiff has to offer from museums, castle and iconic performance venues. Stop 1 – National Museum Cardiff A couple of hours can easily be spent exploring the extensive galleries as well as the museum exhibits and there is also a regular programme of events and activities taking place within the National Museum. Closed Mondays. www.museumwales.ac.uk Stop 2 – Cardiff Castle From VIP tours of some of the UK’s finest Victorian interiors or a Clock Tower Tour, to tours with costumed guides of the Wartime Shelters or Medieval Keep, staff will ‘tailor-make’ your group visit for you. www.cardiffcastle.com Stop 3 – Cardiff Boat Tours Cardiff Bay boasts a wonderful range of waterside experiences so let Cardiff Boat take you on a trip to remember while you soak in the atmosphere and the beautiful scenery. www.cardiffboat.com Stop 4 – Norwegian Church A former Norwegian Sailors Church, now one of the landmark buildings situated in Cardiff Bay and has panoramic views over the waterfront and fresh water lake. Come and have a look around and pop into our Café for a coffee or a bite a eat. www.norwegianchurchcardiff.com Stop 5 – Wales Millennium Centre You and your group can really add something to your experience by choosing from a range of tours that give you a glimpse into the very heart of the Centre. The most popular tour takes you behind the scenes of this iconic building, walking in the footsteps of the stars. www.wmc.org.uk

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Explore the Region - 2 Day Itinerary With so much to do it can be challenging to know where to start. We’ve put together a sample two day itinerary for you, giving you the opportunity to visit some of the very best attractions in the region. Day 1 Stop 1 – Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Caerphilly Llancaiach Fawr Manor near Caerphilly is a 17th century manor house. Take a tour of the house and meet the servants who will tell you tales of what life was like for them back in 1645. www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk Stop 2 – Cyfarthfa Park & Museum, Merthyr Imposing 1824 castle housing a museum with a collection of fine art and social history items. www.visitmerthyr.co.uk/attractions/cyfarthfa-park-museum.aspx Stop 3 – Guardian Mining Memorial, Six Bells Towering above the village of Six Bells is the Guardian Mining Memorial. Commemorating the 1960 Six Bells mining disaster, the monument was unveiled in 2010. www.guardianwales.info Stop 4 – Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, Blaenavon The Centre features an interactive Victorian school room, film and multi-media displays which not only provide visitors with a unique insight into the significance of Blaenavon’s Industrial Landscape, but also introduces them to the area’s many attractions. www.visitblaenavon.co.uk Stop 5 - Shire Hall, Monmouthshire Built in 1724, the elegant building has a remarkable past. Once a centre of commerce and governance for the town, it also served as a courthouse. www.shirehallmonmouth.org.uk

Day 2 Stop 1 – Tredegar House, Newport Set in 90 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Newport is this 17th century house. Now in the care of the National Trust, visitors can hear about the house’s history and it’s eccentric former owners and view the art collection. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tredegar-house Stop 2 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff As part of a visit to the Centre, behind the scenes tours are offered where you can discover the secrets of the landmark building and find out what lies beneath the inscription. Special deals are available for groups and there is ample coach parking nearby. www.wmc.org

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Day 2 (Continued) Stop 3 – Dyffryn Gardens, The Vale of Glamorgan Covering more than 55 acres, Dyffryn Gardens feature a stunning collection of intimate garden rooms including a rose garden, Pompeian garden and an extensive Arboretum featuring trees from all over the world. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyffryn-gardens Stop 4 – McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Bridgend Situated right on junction 36 of the M4 Motorway, the undercover mall has over 90 shops selling high street and designer brand names at discounted prices. www.bridgenddesigneroutlet.com Stop 5 - The Royal Mint Visitor Experience, Rhondda Cynon Taf Take a look behind the scenes at Britain’s oldest manufacturing organisation. See for yourself the people and processes that put the pounds and pennies in your pockets. www.royalmint.com/en/the-royal-mint-experience

What’s on in Southern Wales Time your visit right and not only will you stay in some great accommodation, get to sample some great food and visit some top attractions, you’ll also get to enjoy some fabulous events. We’ve highlighted some of the most popular ones here, but there are hundreds more going on throughout the year. For a full list of events in the region, please visit www.visitsouthernwales.org Steelhouse Festival, Blaenau Gwent

Nos Galan Road Races, Mountain Ash

Isle of Fire, Vale of Glamorgan

Abergavenny Food Festival

The Big Splash, Newport

RHS Flower Show Cardiff

Merthyr Food Festival

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The Big Cheese, Caerphilly

Porthcawl Elvis Festival

Blaenavon World Heritage Day, Blaenavon

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Coach Parking Find out where to drop off your passengers, park your coach or get further information about the city. Cardiff There are coach drop-off and pick-up points near most of the main attractions, with longerterm parking available close to the city centre. Coach Parking Sophia Gardens (off Cathedral Road), CF11 9HW

Tour Guides Make sure you get the most out of your visit to the region by hiring the services of a tour guide. Members of The Wales Official Tour Guide Association are the only guides officially recognised to be able to guide in Wales. They can provide highly trained, professional and experienced Blue Badge Guides, who will help bring your journey to life. There are dozens of guides, each with their own specialisms, interests and language skills. Blue Badge Guides can take you all over the region, whilst Green Badge Guides offer a more specialist and localised expertise.

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Maps and Travel Information Easy to get to We’re a different country with our own language and culture, yet we’re surprisingly easy to get to. We’re only around two hours down the M4 from London whilst Birmingham and the West Midlands are only an hour or so from our borders.

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So in next to no time you could be here, immersing yourself in our culture and traditions and who knows maybe even trying to get your tongue around our language. Croeso - or welcome in English. We’re not very big, but we certainly fit a lot in – and getting around the region couldn’t be easier. A comprehensive road system links all the major towns, while many towns and villages are well served by the local train network which connects with the mainline stations.

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CIVIC CENTRE

Cardiff University Main Building

Ni

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Taff

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Pedestrian Subway

d

High St Arcade

Duke St Arcade

St

#6

#6

Cathays

Biomedical Building

Co

Cardiff Caravan Park

Approx. 20 minutes Walk

Llandaff Cathedral

CANTON

Wellington

Park Place

Em

#6

Castle Arcade

Duke

Cardiff Castle

Pedestrian

Bessemer Subway Market

Law Courts

a Ro

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2

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le St

Animal Wall

University Of Wales Registry

es

Ea st

N i n i a n P k Rd

Alexandra Gardens

Road

Cr

St Joh

Road

Ninian Park

Road

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Llandaff

Du

Anchorage Guest House

1

West Lodge

Barceló Cardiff Angel Safehouse Hostel

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Welsh Government Building

Glamorgan Building

City

St ree t

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Chapter Arts Centre

A470 Lloyd

Despense r Place

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Bute Park

Remains of Blackfriars Friary

Tennis er Courts em

Castle Mews

Bute Building

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Temple of Peace

Redwood Building

Cardiff West (Monday-Saturday)

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Jubilee Park

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Dumfrie s

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Bute Park Water Bus Stop

Holiday Inn

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Coopers Field

Summerhouse Kiosk

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

BLACKWEIR

Leckwith Retail Stores

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A4 161

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Austins

Taff Trail

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Schooner Way

River House Backpackers

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Welsh Bowls Centre

Sophia Gardens

Riverside B&B

Coach Park

Cl

Welsh Institute of Sport

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Cardiff City Stadium

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Cardiff International Sports Stadium

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Stre et Lew is

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Charles

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Guild. C

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Way

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A4119

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Park Place

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North The Friary

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A470 Place

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Crescent

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Windsor

Terrace

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King

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W

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Cardiff Magistrates Court

Fitz

Mercure Holland House

A4161

YHA Cardiff Central

Tyndall

St

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Fitzalan

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Newport Road Accommodation

Central Link

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Charles

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Water Bus Stop

Ely Trail

Taff Trail Riverside Market

160 A4

200yds

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Central Station

16 A4

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Pont y Werin

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Dingle Road

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Cardiff Marina

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A

4

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Drive

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Cardiff Bay Retail Stores

#7 #9

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Penarth Marina

Premier Inn

St reet

St

Cardiff Bay Activity Centre

HM Prison

FerrCardiff y Road

Fit zal a

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Bay Trail

Portway

Cardiff Bay Yacht Club

The Custom House

Water Bus Stop

Flat Holm Island Departures

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Central Fire Station

W

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Bay Trail

Locks

Em

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Bay Trail

Taff Trail

CARDIFF BAY

Cardiff Bay Barrage

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Cardiff Yacht Club

St

Hamadryad Park

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Cardiff Magistrates Court

Rd GRANGETOWN M

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS VILLAGE

Bay Trail

Tyndall

Ad am

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Ibis Budget

Cardiff International Pool

Cardiff International White Water

Empire Way

s

Ibis

Clive

Motorpoint Arena ATRiuM Cardiff

Ice Arena Wales

n al D rive

#7 #9

rnati o

#6

vid Da

Herbert St

Radisson Blu

Bute

Cardiff East

Bridge St

IKEA

Big Sleep

ce Terra

Park Inn

John Lewis

Callaghan Square Callaghan Sq uare

Ho. S t

Penarth Pier

Bay Trail

W at k

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Ely Trail

Ely Trail

ss ki at

Cus

Cardiff South & West Marriott

M il l

Maldron

Dr ive

Du n

Tresillian Way

#6

Sleeperz

Travelodge

Eglwys y Tabernacl

Ave nue

0

Sq

Cardiff Animal Shelter

StWyndham

Royal Arcade

Café Arcade Quarter

Caroline

Brewery Quarter

St David’s

Hi

George

OGAN

Royal

Cardiff Story

Sandringham Morgan Arcade

Lloyd

Penarth Leisure Centre

Cogan

Cardiff West

St

Road

A 4055

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4 Bunkhouse

Street Wood Central Bus Station

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Stadium P Plaza

River

Llandough Hospital

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Wa y Dris Jim

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Wat e r -b us

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W

Du

Avenue

(No A&E)

George

Olym pian Drive

Stuart

But e Pl

Roald Dah Plass l Taff Trail

Jolyon’s

Bay Trail

World of Boats

Doctor Who Experience

Skate Plaza

Tourist Information t: +44 (0)29 2087 3573 w: www.visitcardiff.com e: visitor@cardiff.gov.uk @VisitCardiff

Port of Cardiff

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nia

#6

Taxi Rank

Park & Ride Pick up & Drop off

Seamen’s Mission

Coach Parking Disabled Parking

Open Top Bus

Parking

Baycar Stops Route No. 6

Footpath/Cycle Trail

Nature Reserve

Free Public Wi-Fi Zones

Bars & Restaurants

Sports Village Bus Stops

Theatre Cinema

Coach Park

Long Distance Coach Stop

Train Station

Flat Holm Island Departures

Police

Post Office

County Library

Road Train

Water Bus Stop

Water Sports

Museum Building of Interest

International Swimming Pool Ice Rink

Castle

10 Pin Bowling

Sports Stadium

PORTH TEIGR BBC Roath Lock Studios

Roath Basin

Hotel/Hostel/B&B

Toilets

Tourist Information

Key

Pedal Power Cycle Hire

#6

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Y Senedd

Ty Hywel

ad rhe P ie

Future Inn Cardiff

Wales Millennium Centre Street

Urdd City Sleepover

B r i t an

Road

Hall

Link town Bute

The Red Dragon Centre

Travelodge

ingway Hem

Cardiff South (Saturday Only)

Sch

Craft in the Bay

Pierhead Building

Departures

Norwegian Church Arts Centre

Environment Building

Cardiff Harbour Authority Queen Alexandra House

Water Bus Stop

Water Bus Stop

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Start/Finish Mermaid Quay Mermaid Quay Flat Holm Island

St. David’s

(Drop Off On Request)

Cardiff Bay Activity Centre

Butetown History & Arts Centre

BayArt

Cardiff Bay

Jam es S treet

Mount Stuart Sq.

Coal Exchange

Street

Roa d

ls al

Techni ?uest

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Serviced Apartments

la

Nature Reserve

nt

Taff Trail

Canal Park

BUTETOWN

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Road

Ferry

Ferry

(A4055) Cardiff International Airport

River T aff

Du m b St Havannah bu

Lloyd

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Ann St Mary Bute

St. Mary

Flouri sh

St

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119 A4 Ha r

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Road


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