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Why Moving to Cardiff Bay is a Good Idea

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Mon 09 May 2016

Why Moving to Cardiff Bay is a Good Idea

Are you contemplating moving to Cardiff Bay? With so much to offer, it’s hard not to consider relocating to this attractive area, particularly as it’s so close to the city centre.

So, what exactly does Cardiff Bay have going for itself, asides from a stunning waterfront and views that make waking up in the morning seem worth it? Find out here.

Cardiff Bay Barrage

If you love going for walks, you’ll be spoilt living at the bay. Why? Well, you’ll be able to go on daily strolls across the sea barrage to Penarth Marina, another gem of a place. Plus, the tarmac pathway makes it pushchair-friendly, so the whole family can go for a leisurely stroll!

In fact, just before the barrage there’s a children’s play area which will provide plenty of pirate fun. Can’t face the walk back? Then get the water boat back to Mermaid Quay and take in the stunning sights from the water.

Nick under CC by 2.0

The Norwegian Church and Café

Are you crazy about culture? Then you’d love having this Norwegian treasure on your doorstep. Scandinavian ships used to bring timber for pit props in exchange for coal, so they would return home laden with it.

The Norwegian Church, with its picturesque white clapboard cladding and pointy spire provided a home from home for the Norwegian sailors who docked here. However, today this landmark building houses a coffee shop and art gallery, the Dahl Gallery, named after Welsh children’s author Roald Dahl.

Norwegian Church Michael Gwyther-Jones under CC by 2.0

Bars and Restaurants at Mermaid Quay

Cardiff Bay’s Mermaid Quay is home to a plethora of diverse bars and restaurants, so if you fancy a coffee or a cocktail, tapas or a 3 course meal, you’re sure to find what you want. This place has everything you could want, and more.

In the summer, Mermaid Quay is always buzzing with both tourists and locals, particularly when Cardiff International Food and Drink festival returns to the Bay for a foodie weekend.

When the sun is out, Mermaid Quay is the perfect place to dine al fresco. Take in the captivating waterfront as you tuck into a tasty meal or sip on a cold, alcoholic refreshment.

So, are you tempted to move to Cardiff Bay? We don’t blame you. The area has a wealth of exciting opportunities that could very well be a stone’s through away from where you’ll be living. Take a look at the properties available here at Cardiff lettings agent Thomas George and find a stunning property that you can call home.