4 of 5 (1 vote)

Cardiff City

A leisurely walk (city/town) in Cardiff, Wales, about 6.48km (4.03 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00h. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 19m (62ft)
Loss 16m (52ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Elevation (total) 35m (114ft)
Start & End
Distance 6.48km
Duration ~2:00
1Created by driver 16 on 14 Nov 2010
Big little city, capital of Wales. I was born Welsh, my father was Welsh, and as I had never been to Cardiff, it was on my list of things 'to do before I get past it'!! I took advantage of Arriva Trains Wales offer for the over 55s (Club 55) £15 return journeys anywhere on their Network £13 ( with Senior Railcard) offer runs until 9th April (Rugby internationals excepted) and allows period returns.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid ST181758
Start of the walk
Cardiff Bay About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid ST190749
Where the Millennium Centre, Pierhead Building and the Senedd are located.
Millennium Centre About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid ST193746
Opera, ballet, dance, music and other forms of the arts. Visitor centre and gift shop.
Theb Senedd About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid ST193744
Senate, Welsh Assembly Government building. Law and finance making.
Pierhead Building About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid ST191743
Opened in 1897, built of brick and terracotta. It was the HQ of Bute Docks Co. and is now an exhibition centre.
Cafe Rouge About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid ST189743
The Red Cafe, where I had lunch; there is also a Harry Ramsdens nearby.
Landing for boat rides About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid ST188742
Boat and speedboat rides around the bay, also taxi boats to other stages around the bay. I took one up to the stage behind the stadium.
Millennium Stadium About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
OS Grid ST179761
Home to Welsh Rugby.
Bute Park About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid ST177769
8 miles of river and parkland walks, and an Arboretum (examples of trees from around the world).
Cardiff Castle About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid ST181765
Interptetation centre, Roman wall, exhibition, film show, audio guide, battlement walk, Norman keep, castle apartments. I suggest taking the guided tour, well worth the cost. Also a cafe and gift shop.
Shopping malls About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid ST188765
For the ladies!! And men who like shopping, of course.

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