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When bringing in your vehicle for Service, MOT or repair we thought of offering some ideas of what to do during the time your vehicle is in with us.

Hadfield Road/ Penarth Road area is well know for having a large number of car dealerships in the area including Nissan, Land Rover, Suzuki, Mini, Toyota, Seat, Skoda and Honda.

It also offers some excellent retail offerings of home orientated stores including Eddershaws Furniture Store, Cardiff Bathroom Centre, Benjamin's Interiors, Vellacine windows, Better Living, and Greensquares outdoor living store to the national chains like of Better Bathrooms, Top Tiles, FW Homestores and N&C Tiles and Bathrooms.

The area also offers Childrens play centres including Mambo Play Centre and Zone Play Centre (both located off Penarth Road, Cardiff). Website Links: http://www.mamboplay.com/ and http://zoneplaycentre.co.uk/.

CAPITOL SHOPPING PARK

Capital Shopping Park is located around the corner from the dealership just off Leckwith Road next door to the Cardiff City Stadium (home of Cardiff City football club). Shops include Asda, Costco, Marks & Spencer, Next, Smyths Toys, Mamas & Papas and Hobbycraft. Food outlets include McDonalds, Costa Coffee, Greggs, Marks and Spencer coffee shop, Caffè Nero in the Next store and the Dragon Court Chinese restaurant above LesCroupeers Casino.

CARDIFF CITY CENTRE

Cardiff City Centre offers a wide variety of shopping from the large shopping centre called St David's shopping centre which houses the likes of John Lewis, Boots, Marks and Spencer, Primark to the smaller Victorian arcades like Castle Arcade, High Street Arcade and Wyndham Arcade housing independent shops. Cardiff's Queen Street and St Mary's Street offers a mixed variety of shops and eating establishments. We offer a courtesy shuttle bus so that you can experience Cardiff City Centre by dropping you off by John Lewis leaving the dealership at 8.30am and 9.30am and picking you up from the same location at 2pm and 4pm to take you back to the dealership (this service operated Monday to Friday only).


Also Cardiff Castle etc

CARDIFF BAY

Cardiff Bay (Welsh: Bae Caerdydd) is the area created by the Cardiff Barrage in South Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The regeneration of Cardiff Bay is now widely regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom.[1] The Bay is supplied by two rivers (Taff and Ely) to form a 500-acre (2.0 km2) freshwater lake around the former dockland area south of the city centre. The Bay was formerly tidal, with access to the sea limited to a couple of hours each side of high water but now provides 24-hour access through three locks.

Notable buildings and attractions in Cardiff Bay include the following:-

The Coal Exchange - The Coal Exchange was built during 1883 and 1886 to the designs of James, Seward and Thomas. It was here that Cardiff’s leading businessmen/ owners of shipping firms, coal mines and business met to make their deals. Cardiff, which half a century before had been a market town of approximately 10,000 people with a small coastal trade, had become a commercial centre of importance on the world’s stage. The first recorded million-pound business deal was struck in The Coal Exchange. Even though the building has fallen in to disrepair there are plans to renovate this important building for future generations and make it into a hotel and museum. Website Link: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pictu...

St David's Hotel - The St David's Hotel and Spa is a 5-star luxury hotel with commanding views of the Bay and Penarth.[9] Built by Rocco Forte in 2000, the hotel was sold in 2007, to Principal-Haley hotels. Website Link: http://www.thestdavidshotel.com/

The Pierhead Building - The Pierhead was built in 1897 and designed by William Frame, who studied under William Burges[10] It was formerly the headquarters of the Bute Dock Company. Website Link: http://pierhead.org/en/

The Senedd - The Senedd is the National Assembly for Wales building which includes the debating chamber and committee rooms. Website Link: http://www.assembly.wales/en/visiting/senedd/Pages

Wales Millennium Centre - The Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is an arts centre. The site covers a total area of 4.7 acres (1.9 ha).Phase 1 of the building was opened during the weekend of the 26–28 November 2004 and phase 2 opened on 22 January 2009 with an inaugural concert. The Centre comprises one large theatre and two smaller halls with shops, bars and restaurants. It houses the national orchestra and opera, dance, theatre and literature companies, a total of eight arts organisations in residence.It is also home to the Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre. The main theatre, the Donald Gordon Theatre, has 1,897 seats, the BBC Hoddinott Hall 350 and the Weston Studio Theatre 250. The centre has hosted performances of Opera, Ballet, Dance, Theater, comedy and Musicals. Website Links: http://www.wmc.org.uk/ and https://www.wno.org.uk/

Norwegian Church - The Norwegian Church Arts Centre, is a rescued historic wooden church that was rebuilt in 1992 and operates as a registered self funded not for profit charity. It is managed by Cardiff Harbour Authority and is as a venue for small concerts, art exhibitions, conferences, meetings and celebrations. When living in Cardiff as a child, the famous children's author Roald Dahl attended this church. Website Link: http://www.norwegianchurchcardiff.com/

Craft in the Bay - A refurbished Victorian dockside building houses Craft in the Bay, the home of the Makers Guild in Wales. Website Link: http://www.makersguildinwales.org.uk/

Techniquest - Techniquest is an educational science & discovery centre, which also includes a science theatre and planetarium. Website Link: http://www.techniquest.org/

Roald Dahl Plass - Roald Dahl Plass is a large open amphitheatre style plaza frequently used as a venue for carnivals and festivals all year round.

Mermaid Quay - Mermaid Quay comprises a mix of restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and services located on the waterfront. Website Link: http://www.mermaidquay.co.uk/

Ice Arena Wales - The Home of the The Cardiff Devils who are a Welsh ice hockey team who play in the British Elite Ice Hockey League. The venue houses two ice pads and seating for up to 3,000 spectators. The Olympic size pad will play host to Cardiff Devils home games while the secondary pad will be open to the public and schools for skating. Website Link: http://www.icearenawales.co.uk/

Cardiff International White Water (Welsh: Dŵr Gwyn Rhyngwladol Caerdydd) - CIWW is an Olympic standard white water rafting centre based at the Cardiff International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay. The centre opened on 26 March 2010, after taking two years to build the £13.3m venue, which is the first on-demand white water centre in the UK. The facility was designed by the French company, HydroStadium, who designed similar courses for the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics. The centre offers on-demand white water rafting and canoeing and a flat-water pond for warm-up and initial training. Off-site activities include gorge walking and surfing. Website Link: http://www.ciww.com/

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