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Cycling: City Centre (Castle Quarter)

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St John Street, Cardiff. CF10 1GL • (029) 2248 1736
Nextbike, Cardiff

Self-service hire bikes at rental stations across Cardiff including St John Street, available 24 hours a day for exploring the capital city. The scheme is designed with visitors and students in mind but local businesses and organisations are also being encouraged to use the bikes.

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Boat Tour: City Centre (Castle Quarter)

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Bute Park, Cardiff. CF10 3RB • (029) 2034 5163
Aquabus, Cardiff

The Aquabus travels from Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay to Bute Park in the city centre. The pick up point in Bute Park is just inside the gates on Castle Street. Boats run hourly from 11am until 5pm from Bute Park and 10.30am until 4.30pm from Mermaid Quay. There are only 24 seats and journeys can continue to Penarth.

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Boat Tour: City Centre (Castle Quarter)

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Cardiff Boat

Bute Park, Cardiff. CF10 3RB • 07445 440874
Cardiff Boat

Cardiff Boat waterbus offers a regular service between Cardiff Bay and Cardiff city centre. The Princess Katharine has a capacity for 90 passengers and is operated by highly qualified skippers. Boats run hourly from 10.30am until 4.30pm from Bute Park and 10am until 4pm from Mermaid Quay.

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Walking Tour: City Centre (Castle Quarter)

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Brit Movie Tours

Castle Street, Cardiff. CF10 3RB • 0844 2471 007

With Cardiff being the home of Doctor Who this walking tour of Doctor Who filming locations around Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Bay will give you a taste of how the Welsh capital has been used to film terrestrial and intergalactic scenes. A Doctor Who bus tour or a Sherlock Tour of Cardiff are also available.

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Bus Tour: City Centre (Greyfriars)

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See Wales

Cathays Park, Cardiff. CF10 3NP • (029) 2022 7227

Mini-coach day tours of Wales from Cardiff, available all year round. Tours include Mines and Mountains (Big Pit Mine and the Brecon Beacons), Romans and Ruins (Caerleon and Tintern Abbey) and the Gower and Dylan Thomas.

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Boat Tour: Cardiff Bay (Waterfront)

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The Open Boat

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff. CF10 5BZ
The Daffodil, Cardiff

The little steam launch 'look-alike' Daffodil, operates short 20 minute trips throughout the year in Cardiff Bay. She is one of the only cruise boats currently operating on Cardiff Bay that is open to the sky offering you fresh air and unparalleled views of the Inner Harbour and its surroundings.

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Landmark Boat Tour: Vale of Glamorgan (Penarth)

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Waverley Paddle Steamer

Penarth Pier, The Esplanade, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. CF64 3AU • (0141) 243 2224

Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass. See and hear the mighty engines – they will provide a whiff of nostalgia for some but are sure to impress all! See the website for this year's dates.

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