Venue and Accommodation

Venue

We are extremely grateful to Assembly Member Mark Drakeford, of the National Assembly for Wales, who has sponsored our use of the Pierhead building.

Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10

Pierhead website

How to get to the Pierhead…

Click here for these directions in Welsh…

Bus
The Baycar bendy bus leaves from Cardiff Queen Street Station, Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road, St. Mary Street or Cardiff Central Rail Station every 10 minutes and stops at both Pierhead Street and outside the Wales Millennium Centre adjacent to the Pierhead. For more information please visit the Baycar website

Train
Services run every 20 minutes from Cardiff Queen Street Station to Cardiff Bay Station. The station is a few minutes walk from the Pierhead building (and the Senedd).

Road
Leave the M4 at junction 33, follow the A4232 to Cardiff Bay and follow signposts to National Assembly for Wales, CF99 1NA. The Pierhead is a short walk from the Senedd.

Car Parking
The nearest pay and display car park is at Mermaid Quay, a short walk from the Pierhead building. The car park is permanently staffed by security guards. Voucher parking is available outside the Norwegian Church.

Coach Parking
A map detailing coach dropping-off points is available on request from the Assembly Booking Line, by calling 0300 200 6565

Bike/Foot
The Taff Trail, which runs from Brecon along the River Taff through Cardiff city centre to Cardiff Bay, ends at the Oval Basin outside the Pierhead. There is also a cycle and footpath, which runs along the A4232 from the Cardiff Bay Retail Park.

Taxi
A number of firms provide taxi services from Cardiff city centre to Cardiff Bay. Taxi ranks are situated outside Cardiff Central railway station, near St David’s Hall and at the bottom of Park Place.

Accommodation

Your Travelodges and stuff

Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff, CF10 4AU.
Personal recommendation from an OD Camper

£66 to £83 per night.

Free Parking, Free Wifi, 7 mins walk to Pierhead, 27 mins walk from Cardiff Central Station.

“Our Cardiff Hotel boasts 197, spacious, air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms equipped with all the enhanced modern room amenities you would expect of a 4 star hotel with exceptional value for money”

Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, Longueil Close, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4EE.

£87 ish per night.

Free Parking, Free Wifi, 14 mins walk to Pierhead, 19 mins walk to Cardiff Central Station.

“Cardiff Bay is a great choice for travellers interested in restaurants, food and sightseeing. We speak your language!”

Travelodge Cardiff City Centre, Helmont House, 10 Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HE.

£34 to £104 per night.

Parking available but costs extra, Free Wifi, 30 mins walk from Pierhead, 12 mins walk from Cardiff Central Station.

“At the Premier Inn Hotel Cardiff City Centre you’re perfectly placed to sample all the delights the capital has to offer. And, with sweeping views from our top floors, the city is – quite literally – at your feet!”

Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf, Hemingway Road, Cardiff, CF10 4JY.

£51 to £80ish per night.

Free parking, Free Wifi, 4 mins walk to Pierhead, 27 mins walk from Cardiff Central Station.

“All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Our on-site restaurant and bar serves breakfast and tasty evening meals”.

Budget

YHA Cardiff Central, CF10 4BB.

£10 to £39 per night, dorm rooms and private rooms.

Parking, Free Wifi, 25 mins walk from Pierhead, 17 mins walk from Cardiff Central Station.

“YHA Cardiff Central has been rated a 5-star hostel by VisitWales – the only hostel in the UK to achieve this accolade!”

Mrs Potts hostel, 109 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1DX.

£17 to £25 per night, dorm rooms only.

Free Wifi, breakfast included, no parking. 28 mins walk from Pierhead, 2 mins walk from Cardiff Central Station.

“Enclosed in a centrally located, beautiful grade ll listed building designed by Alfred Waterhouse! (Architect who designed the Natural History Museum in London)”.

Independent B&Bs / small hotels

Sandringham Hotel, 21 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1PL.
Personal recommendation from an OD Camper

£48 to £70 per night.

Free Wifi, breakfast included, no parking. 29 mins walk from Pierhead, 6 mins walk from Cardiff Central Station.

“The Sandringham Hotel is a well established family run Hotel with good service and friendly atmosphere”.