This exhibition, which was launched in 2005 and has since been proclaimed "the No 1. Attraction in Cardiff ", is open daily from 11h00 to 20h00. On display are a variety of props, costumes and other paraphernalia from the show. A retrospective of its history since 1963 is also provided and features both old and new models from the series.
It is located opposite the Welsh Millennium Centre and can be reached by bus from Cardiff Central Station. Tariffs are £5.00 Adults, £3.50 Children and Concessions, £14.00 Family Ticket and parking is provided. Facilities also include a shop.
This is the main airport for Wales and is located approximately 19km from its capital, Cardiff. Previously known as "Rhoose Airport", the name was changed in the 1980s. It also serves as the main maintenance base for British Airways and mainly offers flights to Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands and UK destinations.
Facilities include cash points and car rental desks as well as a play area, chapel, shops, bars and restaurants, business lounge and more. Both long- and short term parking options with closed circuit TV coverage is available. There is a bus service as well as hourly train services to Cardiff .
The Severn Bore
Arising in the Cambrian Mountains in mid Wales and joining the Irish Sea as the Bristol Channel, the Severn is Britain's longest river (354 kilometres). The river is the site of one of the country's few natural phenomena, the Severn Bore. This is a tidal wave which travels upstream propagated by the narrowing of the river's channel. Usually seen as a series of three or four waves, the Bore can reach speeds of up to 13 miles per hour and, with a particularly high tide, can reach a height of six feet.
There are several places where the Bore can be seen and there are tide tables which predict the hour of its occurrence. At Minsterworth the road is right beside the river and access to the river can be gained at the Bird-in-Hand pub, by the old ferry or at the church. It has become an attraction for surfers to ride the wave upstream and the record distance is currently some seven and a half miles (set in April 2006).
Local parking is available at several sites where the road approaches the river bank.
There is local parking at the access points.
Viewing: no charge
Bristol's Red Lodge
This 400 year old Elizabethan house can be visited. It was originally a lodge to the Great House where Queen Elizabeth stayed once. The Red Lodge is the last existing example of 16th century rooms in the city and home to some fine oak-panelled rooms, such as the Great Oak Room and the Small Oak Room. During the 18th century the house was modernised and from 1854 on it was used as the first girls' reform school in the county. The school was set up by Mary Carpenter, one of the rooms in the Lodge is dedicated to her memory. The seven rooms that can be visited reflect the history of the house. The rooms contain examples of Elizabethan and Georgian style interior design and there is an exhibition room which reminds of the time when the building served as a school.
There is also a Elizabethan-style walled knot garden on the grounds. The garden is accessible and features herbaceous borders and a replica of the pattern that can be seen on the lodge's bedroom ceiling. The plants in the garden are the same which would have been used in an English garden of the early 17th century.
Opening hours are from Saturday to Wednesday 10am to 17pm.
Admission is free.
Built in 1790 for an Indian merchant, John Pinney, the Georgian House gives an insight to life in the 18th century. Pinney's slave, Pero, later gave his name to the Bridge at the Harbourside. Inside the Georgian House there is an exhibit on Pinney's involvement in the sugar trade and Pero his slave.
It is situated in the Bristol town centre. Admission is free, and there are 11 rooms to visit, extended over four floors, making it inaccessible for wheelchairs. Opening hours are from 10h00 to 17h00 daily, except on Thursdays and Fridays when it is closed.
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