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Rhys’s guidebook

Rhys

Rhys’s guidebook

Music Venues, Theaters & Concert Halls
Here are a selection of our favourite venues in and around the city.
(Formerly The Millennium Stadium), Westgate Street CF10 1NS is the home of Welsh rugby union. It also hosts football matches, concerts, conferences, speedway and exhibitions. You can book tours around the stadium and events at www.principalitystadium.wales or phone 0844 847 1881
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Millennium Stadium
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(Formerly The Millennium Stadium), Westgate Street CF10 1NS is the home of Welsh rugby union. It also hosts football matches, concerts, conferences, speedway and exhibitions. You can book tours around the stadium and events at www.principalitystadium.wales or phone 0844 847 1881
Wales Millennium Centre: Bute Place, CF10 5AL is visible from the balcony of the apartment and only a 10 minute walk away. This is an amazing concert hall and is home to the Welsh National Opera Company. It also hosts musicals, ballets, shows, concerts and conferences. It’s also got a decent restaurant called Ffresh. Book for events at www.wmc.org.uk or phone 029 2063 6464
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Millennium Centre
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Wales Millennium Centre: Bute Place, CF10 5AL is visible from the balcony of the apartment and only a 10 minute walk away. This is an amazing concert hall and is home to the Welsh National Opera Company. It also hosts musicals, ballets, shows, concerts and conferences. It’s also got a decent restaurant called Ffresh. Book for events at www.wmc.org.uk or phone 029 2063 6464
St David’s Hall: 9-11 The Hayes CF10 1AH is another great concert hall with amazing acoustics, especially for orchestral concerts. Book for events at www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or phone 029 2087 8444
Saint Davids Hall
St David’s Hall: 9-11 The Hayes CF10 1AH is another great concert hall with amazing acoustics, especially for orchestral concerts. Book for events at www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk or phone 029 2087 8444
The Glee Club: Mermaid Quay CF10 5BZ is just a 5 minute walk around the corner from the apartment. It specialises in comedy and music events, particularly stand-up comedians. Book for events at www.glee.co.uk or phone 0871 472 0400
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The Glee Club Cardiff
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The Glee Club: Mermaid Quay CF10 5BZ is just a 5 minute walk around the corner from the apartment. It specialises in comedy and music events, particularly stand-up comedians. Book for events at www.glee.co.uk or phone 0871 472 0400
Cardiff Bay Activities
Y Senedd (The National Assembly of Wales): CF10 4PZ www.assembly.wales/senedd or phone 0300 200 6565
The Senedd
Y Senedd (The National Assembly of Wales): CF10 4PZ www.assembly.wales/senedd or phone 0300 200 6565
Pierhead Building
Norwegian Church Arts Centre
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Millennium Centre
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Cardiff International White Water
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Techniquest
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BayArt Gallery
54 Bute St
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Cardiff Bay Barrage
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Cardiff's History Venues
Cardiff Castle: Castle Street CF10 3RB is definitely worth a visit. It is located in the city centre and was originally a 3rd Century Roman Fort. For more information visit www.cardiffcastle.com or phone 029 2087 8100
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Cardiff Castle
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Cardiff Castle: Castle Street CF10 3RB is definitely worth a visit. It is located in the city centre and was originally a 3rd Century Roman Fort. For more information visit www.cardiffcastle.com or phone 029 2087 8100
Coal Exchange: 4-5 Mount Stuart Square CF10 5FQ is 2 minutes walk away from the apartment and is where the world’s first million pound cheque was ever written. It is now a luxury hotel and it’s worth popping your head in to see the original features and decor.
Mount Stuart Square
Coal Exchange: 4-5 Mount Stuart Square CF10 5FQ is 2 minutes walk away from the apartment and is where the world’s first million pound cheque was ever written. It is now a luxury hotel and it’s worth popping your head in to see the original features and decor.
Just around the corner from the castle. This includes Cardiff City Hall, the Law Courts and The National Museum of Wales. Worth a visit to see the lovely Portland stone architecture.
Cathays Park
Just around the corner from the castle. This includes Cardiff City Hall, the Law Courts and The National Museum of Wales. Worth a visit to see the lovely Portland stone architecture.
Definitely worth a visit. Some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings are currently on display there until 6th May. It also has one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings in Europe. www.museum.wales or phone 0300 111 2333
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National Museum Cardiff
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Definitely worth a visit. Some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings are currently on display there until 6th May. It also has one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings in Europe. www.museum.wales or phone 0300 111 2333
Castell Coch: Tongwynlais CF15 7JS. This looks like a fairytale castle but is in fact a 19th Century fake. Lovely setting. www.cadw.gov.wales or phone 029 2081 0101
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Castell Coch
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Castell Coch: Tongwynlais CF15 7JS. This looks like a fairytale castle but is in fact a 19th Century fake. Lovely setting. www.cadw.gov.wales or phone 029 2081 0101
This is an open air museum with many houses and cottages rebuilt on site and furnished to show Welsh life through the ages. A really good day out and admission is free. www.museum.wales or phone 0300 111 2333
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Museum of Welsh Life
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This is an open air museum with many houses and cottages rebuilt on site and furnished to show Welsh life through the ages. A really good day out and admission is free. www.museum.wales or phone 0300 111 2333
Places To Eat (Cardiff Bay)
A collection of our favourite places to eat in the Bay area.
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Chai St @ The Bay
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Signor Valentino
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The Mount Stuart
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Bill's Cardiff Bay Restaurant
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CARLUCCIO'S
7 Bridge St
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ffresh
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Yakitori 1
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Moksh
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££££ (Inside Cardiff and Vale College) (International) Dumballs Road CF10 5FE (This is run by the college for trainee chefs and waiters – it’s amazing and is only 5 minutes walk away). Booking essential. www.theclassroom.wales/ 029 2025 0377
The Classroom
££££ (Inside Cardiff and Vale College) (International) Dumballs Road CF10 5FE (This is run by the college for trainee chefs and waiters – it’s amazing and is only 5 minutes walk away). Booking essential. www.theclassroom.wales/ 029 2025 0377
££££ (Based in Cardiff Prison) (International) Knox Road CF24 0UG (Run by prison inmates serving organic Welsh produce with the intention of training them for a job in high-end catering upon their release. The food is excellent). Booking essential. www.theclinkcharity.org 029 2092 3130
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The Clink Cymru
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££££ (Based in Cardiff Prison) (International) Knox Road CF24 0UG (Run by prison inmates serving organic Welsh produce with the intention of training them for a job in high-end catering upon their release. The food is excellent). Booking essential. www.theclinkcharity.org 029 2092 3130
£££££ (1 Michelin Star) (High-end international) The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU www.jamessommerinrestaurant.co.uk 0843 155 2032
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Restaurant James Sommerin
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£££££ (1 Michelin Star) (High-end international) The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU www.jamessommerinrestaurant.co.uk 0843 155 2032
Places To Eat (City Centre)
A collection of our favourite places to eat in the city centre.
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Sticky Fingers Street Food
201-261 Ball Rd
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Servini's
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Madame Fromage
18 Castle Arcade
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Curado Bar
2 Guildhall Pl
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Cafe Citta
4 Church Street
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Laguna Health & Spa
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Bar 44 Cardiff
15-23 Westgate St
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Asador 44 Spanish Grill & Wine House
14-15 Quay St
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Elgano Italian Restaurant
58 Cathedral Rd
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Milkwood
83 Pontcanna St
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Heaneys Restaurant
6-10 Romilly Cres
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Bullys Restaurant
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Casanova
13 Quay St
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Côte Brasserie - Cardiff Central
10-11 Mill Ln
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Riverside Cantonese Restaurant
44 Tudor St
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Purple Poppadom
185a Cowbridge Road East
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