The decline of Cardiff's port area, formerly a hub for coal from the mines of South Wales, has been arrested by an ambitious project of urban regeneration. A barrage across the Taff estuary has been built, creating a freshwater lake nowadays fronted by a promenade with shops, cafés and restaurants. Two buildings are of particular interest: the Wales Millennium Centre, home to a large theatre, and the Techniquest centre.
Address:CF11 0JL Cardiff
[weekends and school hols: every 35min; rest of year: every hr 11am-5pm (return 10.30am-4.30pm); by bus: Baycar - bus stops on High Street and St Mary Street - every 10-20min 6am-midnight]