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Mermaid Quay

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Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
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CF10 5BZ
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Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay...

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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A Fabulous Day Out!

I say 'a day out' but, really, each separate visit here is like something quite different, there are so many things to see and do. Vibrant! Exciting! Amazing!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I say 'a day out' but, really, each separate visit here is like something quite different, there are so many things to see and do. Vibrant! Exciting! Amazing!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mermaid Quay is a lovely place for a day out. Plenty of things to see and do. The Senydd, Museum, Dr Who experience and loads more. It has many eating places and you can take a boat ride over to Penarth which is very pleasant. It's a good day out for families with children.

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Thank Susan F
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great area to go for a day out, plenty to see and do, plenty of places to eat. A place to get a boat ride to Penarth etc

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the quay can become quite busy, early in the morning/ night, there are not many people here and it's a lovely spot to just sit and reflect. During the day and into the night, there a lot of great pubs and restaurants around . Also, as a doctor who/ torchwood fan, there is a lot of nostalgia connected to... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of places to eat and a few to shop in in this collection of new buildings and rehabbed old ones clustered on the Bay. Some good Bay views. But unfortunately the area lacks vitality and a critical mass of people.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of places to eat and drink. Very modern. Lovely at night out up. Felt safe. Can be expensive. Great views.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Daughter lives in Cardiff and suggested walking round the quay and having a spot of lunch. Loads of places to choose from. Easy to push pray around. Loads to see.

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Thank Hels1904
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had luckily a sunny day and it was beautiful to have a walk on the mermaid quaid. There are some small cafès and restaurants and also a small merry go round for the kids.

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Thank Romangirl79
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a popular place, specially for its bars, pubs but I also think it's nice to hang out there because being close to water is calming

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Mermaid Quay twice now and love the place. There always seems to be something going on - from organised concerts to buskers (some were brilliant) and there are lots of great places to eat and just hang out.

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