Cardiff Bay – Europe’s largest waterfront development – is a hive of excitement and, with a vast range of attractions suited to every age and taste, it is little surprise that visitors flock to the city’s dockland district in search of entertainment. From water boat tours to scientific discovery and Scandinavian art to a fly through space and time in the Tardis, Cardiff Bay is an atmospheric and memorable destination that visitors simply cannot afford to bypass.
For the best of everything Cardiff Bay has to offer, look no further than these unmissable attractions:
Doctor Who Experience
A must-see for die-hard fans of the classic BBC series, this interactive experience promises to take visitors through time and space on the Tardis, to come face to face with the Doctor’s legendary foes and to explore the behind-the-scenes production of the programme. With genuine costumes and props, specially constructed sets and exclusively filmed scenes with Matt Smith, the Doctor Who Experience is sure to be enjoyed by families and fans alike.
Norweigan Church Arts Centre
Based in one of the city’s most notable buildings – and a one-time Norweigan church – the Norweigan Church Arts Centre hosts a fascinating programme of exhibitions and events from live music to mediums and watercolour exhibitions to seasonal markets. The Norsk Café offers a variety of tempting traditional Welsh and Norweigan dishes with full WiFi services available.
Science Centres don’t come much better than Techniquest, one of Britain’s longest running interactive science attractions and a sure-fire hit with children and adults alike. With 120 exhibits to explore, science theatre shows and a planetarium, Techniquest is bound to live long in the memory.
A Taste of History
The rich maritime heritage of the region can be explored at your leisure aboard the unique Lightship 2000, which also offers impressive views of Cardiff Bay, or the Butetown History and Arts Centre. The World of Boats, situated next to the Doctor Who Experience, is host to an unrivalled collection of vessels from around the world and, using hi-tech displays, provides visitors with an insight into the evolution and development of boats.
An Evening of Entertainment
Cardiff Bay is famed for its fascinating and enjoyable daytime visitor attractions but is equally worth a visit at night. With a rich variety of restaurants offering dishes from around the world, animated bars with live music and a range of nightclubs for those who love to dance until the small hours, Cardiff Bay is an unmissable destination where you can be sure of a great time.
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