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Pierhead Building, Cardiff: 7 reviews and 22 photos

by Myfanwe
  • Pierhead Buildings - Cardiff
  • Pierhead Buildings - Cardiff
  • Pierhead Building & Senedd (right) - Cardiff
      Pierhead Building & Senedd (right)
    by Myfanwe

This wonderful Grade One listed building has a prominent waterside position in Cardiff Bay. It was build in 1897 as a replacement for the headquarters of the Bute Dock Company which burnt down in 1892. A coat of Arms on the exterior of the building bears the company's motto "Wrth ddwr a than" which means by fire and water; referring to the steam power which transformed Wales. With its' red brick and French-gothic architecture it is one of the most famous buildings down the bay.

The Pierhead building became the office for the Port of Cardiff in 1947 and is now home to a visitor and Education centre for the National Assembly for Wales, the main Assembly buildings at the Senedd being adjacent to it on the waterfront.

It is free for you to have a look around the exhibition hall and browse the wonderful gift shop. Security is high here due to it being a Welsh Assembly building so prepare for some security checks before you enter.

Address: Cardiff Bay
Directions: Situated overlooking the waterfront next to the Senedd, big red building - you can't miss it!
Phone: +44 29 2089 8200

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 13, 2009
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