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Address: Pierhead Building Maritime Road, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 29 2089 8200
10:30 - 16:30
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One of the attractions at the Bay

I love this building. There is so much interesting history in this area and this building is totally worth visiting.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marisa B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this building. There is so much interesting history in this area and this building is totally worth visiting.

Thank Marisa B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cardiffs historic landmark building in the Bay. Pop in if you are passing. Nice place with an aire of the past when Cardiff Barry and Newport werre the largest coal exporting portds in the world. Get to see some of the old photos that place this nice clean red-brick building right back in the grimey past.

Thank dicktonyboy
Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the Pierhead Building on our visit to Cardiff Bay. You don't need a lot of time, but it is still worth a visit. Some beautiful tile work inside and lovely views of the bay.

Thank Kassie L
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't miss this building it is so red and solid looking, go inside and look around and find out it's significance. A film presented in English and Welsh explains it's former use and significance and gives your feet a rest!

Thank D789L
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like the title says, pretty building that can be entered free of charge. There are some 1940's/1950's items displayed. We had seen everything in building after 10 minutes. The outside is very special with its deep red color. I suppose that on a summery day it'll be fantastic to take good photos.

Thank Diarto A
Lappeenranta, Southern Finland, Finland
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fast historic pit stop at the Cardiff bay. It's fast to see but interesting since the building itself is interesting by it's history but above all because of the red color and Gothic architecture.

Thank MokkaJ
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there last year. A bit on the expensive side but well worth it if you have something to celebrate. I am going again on Wednesday evening 12th April with family for my 80th birthday. Looking forward to it and will write a report within a few days.

Thank bh07cdh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful terracotta coloured building now part of the estate of the Welsh Assembly. Interesting 5 mins film about the history of the dock area, shown on the hour. Could not go upstairs as rooms were in use. Helpful receptionist.

Thank David N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly well preserved building, the terracotta bricks & tiles look like they were made yesterday! The ceramic tiling in the entrance hall & stairway are also stunning. The video which was showing in the main hall, explaining the history of Cardiff docks, was very interesting & really put the building into historical context.

Thank Jo O
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't been to the Roald Dahl Plass next to the Millenium Centre and Pierhead Building, you haven't been to Cardiff! 😀 These are some of the most iconic structures in Wales. The colour of the Pierhead Building makes it ever the more eye catching and attractive. It's difficult to get a clear photo of the building without others... More 

Thank Muhammad Monzur M

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