A walk across the Cardiff Bay Barrage is a great way to spend a few hours in Cardiff. If you’re in a car then access the barrage from the Penarth end where there’s a large carpark. If you’re on foot then either walk from the Cardiff Bay visitor centre near the Norwegian Church, or catch a boat across the Bay from Mermaid Quay near the National Assembly Senedd building.
There’s lots to see, there are 3 boat locks between the Bay and the sea that operate every 30 minutes. From the sea-ward side of the barrage there’s a great view in clear conditions across to Penarth pier, Flat Holm and Steep Holm and the English coast across the Severn. Read full post…
The pumped river is about 250m long. It looks lots of fun, you can either try the kayaks or go white water rafting as a group. Each white water raft has a “captain” on board who ensures that everyone is safe. It’s not cheap, between £250 and £300 for 6 people but you’re on the water for about 2 hours which is about as long as most people can last for! It’s pretty tiring!!Read full post…
With the opening of the new shopping centre in November 2009 it is now possible to shop totally under cover from Cardiff’s main shopping street Queen St. right through to the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on Mill Lane.
Building on Cardiff’s shopping arcade history the centrepiece is a large 2 storey glass-topped arcade that runs from Debenhams through to a massive new John Lewis store.Read full post…
Wales seems to be the favourite place for translation fails in road signs.
Last year Swansea made a big mess-up when it came to translation of English text into the Welsh language.
Now it’s Cardiff’s turn.
This roadsign was spotted in St Mary St. in the centre of Cardiff’s busy shopping area.
The BBC reports that the sign says “pedestrians look left” in English, but that the Welsh “cerddwyr edrychwch i’r dde” translates back as “pedestrians look right”.
Maybe trying to catch the tourists out? 🙂
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