Waterfront City Living
To the south of the city centre, within walking distance, is the vibrant city living community of Cardiff Bay. Supplied by two rivers (Taff and Ely), which flow into the Bristol Channel through the Cardiff Barrage, Cardiff’s former dockland district is Wales’ oldest multi-ethnic community as sailors and workers from over 50 countries settled here.
Exciting contemporary architecture sits proudly alongside traditional ancient frontages, giving The Bay a quirky and eclectic feel. There is a diverse mix of residential flats and apartments, as well as older terraced style housing; all with easy access to cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and shops.
There’s plenty to see and do in The Bay, which is home to a number of attractions including crafts and science centres, sailing clubs, The Welsh Assembly, the Wales Millenium Centre and a white water rafting centre with indoor surfing facilities and Olympic sized swimming pool. The Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village provides further family entertainment to include a cinema, bowling complex, casino and a variety of popular restaurants.
Widely regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom, Cardiff Bay development is continuing with schemes such as an 800-home waterfront community which began in early 2016.