The harbour at Cardiff Bay is situated on the Severn
Estuary in South Wales, UK. This location with one of the greatest tidal
ranges in the world (up to 14m) meant that at low tide it was
inaccessible for up to 14 hours a day. The new Cardiff Bay Barrage
completed in 1999 enabled the creation of a a vast freshwater lake (500
acres) and the development of what is now known as Cardiff Waterfront.
Cardiff Bay is now home to a number of attractions and Welsh Assembly
Government buildings, including the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, the
Pierhead Building, Techniquest Centre, the Senedd or Welsh Assembly
Building, Butetown History and Arts Centre, the 2000 Lightship, the
iconic Wales Millennium Centre, al-fresco cafes, restaurants, and public
works of art, giving a cosmopolitan feel to the City ....well it does
when the sun shines! Boat trips and water taxi services operate from
Mermaid Quay sailing to the city centre, Cardiff Castle, Millenium
Stadium and Penarth, giving an in-site to this popular european city.
Review Cardiff Bay Waterfront.