your leisure time
Jolyon and his team are happy to organise tickets and taxis and can recommend and book meals from a phenomenal array of local restaurants. For Mermaid Quay proudly revels in its Chinese, Indian Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Thai multicultural heritage. These jostle next to coffee-shops buzzing with life, galleries and a few boutiques to while away those extra hours.
A bendy shuttle bus calls every ten minutes to take you into Cardiff Centre now the seventh largest shopping centre in the country. Cardiff boasts its own castle designed by Burges and the Marchioness of Bute and well worth a visit.
And situated within the magnificent Civic Centre is the National Museum of Wales which is proud of its glorious art collection including the Davis Collection of mainly French Impressionist work with more Monets on show than anywhere else in the country apart from London. These wonderful paintings are displayed in an elegant modern-style gallery alongside works by Rodin, Degas, Augustus John and Gwen John with numerous other collections of sculptures, ceramics and other treasures.
No visitor to Cardiff should miss the iconic Millennium Stadium not only famous as the setting for many rugby and football matches, but often the popular venue for concerts and large gatherings. And an unusual and pleasant way of reaching the stadium and the Castle is by water taxi directly from the Oval Basin.