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July 31 at 8:45 am - 6:45 pm£16
Book by: 14 July
(Bookings open for non-members 11 June)
Cardiff has always been popular venue for the Arts Association. It has a wide appeal with historical and cultural aspects. It is also a vibrant modern city with a range of things to do and see. There is an excellent modern shopping centre as well as older, established shops.
The coach will stop first near the Castle and Museum/Art Gallery for those who want to start in this part of the City. It will then proceed to the Cardiff Bay area for those who want to start with the attractions there. There will be only one pick up point near to the Castle.
A sample of the many things to do and see during our visit:
The National Museum Cardiff houses Wales’ national art, national history and geology collections. The art collection includes one of the finest collections of impressionist paintings in Europe, as well as a magnificent range of other art and craft work. The special exhibition when we visit is entitled “Who Decides? Making connections with contemporary art”.
Cardiff Market, an impressive Victorian structure, offers a unique shopping experience under one great glass roof. It has a wealth of different products for sale. The market has been trading since the 1770s. Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city, is at once a Roman fort, an impressive castle and an extraordinary Victorian fantasy palace.
The Bay area has many attractions and a large range of eateries. There you will find the wonderful Millennium Centre, Wales’ national home for the performing arts. If you can catch a guided tour you will find it really rewarding. Also there is the National Assembly of Wales. Amongst other attractions is the interesting Norwegian Church.
Connections between the City and the Bay are easy, either by bus (the English concessionary bus pass can’t be used in Wales) or by boat. The boat ride between the Bay and the Castle area is really attractive, particularly on a fine day.
These notes give only a flavour of the range of things to do and see in Cardiff. You might want to visit websites to help you plan what to select to do whilst you are there.
Depart BoA: 08:45
ETA Cardiff: 10:45
Depart Cardiff: 16:45
ETA BoA: 18:45
You can book a place on this trip using the form below.