Nearest town: Cardiff (12m by car), Wales
Opening Times: H24
Longest Runway: 2392m, Grooved asphalt
Fuel: AVTUR JET A-1, AVGAS 100LL
Website: www.tbicardiffairport.com, Wikipedia entry
AIP: plates and airport diagram
Landing fees: from £18
- Handling: Cardiff Wales Flying Club (01446 710 000), Signature (01446 712637, www.signatureflight.com)
- Taxis: Checker Cars (01446 711747, www.checkercars.com)
- Car Hire: Hertz (01446 711722, www.hertz.co.uk), Europcar (01446 711924, www.europcar.co.uk), Avis (08706 086328, www.avis.co.uk), National Alamo (01446 719528)
- Facilities at airport: Bureau de Change, Chaplaincy, Cafe, Bars, Food Court, Executive lounge, Baby food facility, Children’s play centre, Game Zone, Wi-fi, Fax & Photocopying, Left luggage facility, Meeting rooms, Duty free shopping and Arrangements for passengers with reduced mobility.
- The Blue Anchor, East Aberthaw (0871 917 0007). Just a mile away from the village of Rhoose, where the airport is located, this traditional pub with its rustic oak seats and stone tables is a favourite in the region. Tends to be crowded inspite of slightly high prices.
- The Gatekeeper, Westgate Street, Cardiff (0871 917 0007). Part of the Wetherspoons chain, this pub offers the locally brewed Bullmastiff beers apart from the large brewery fare. Plus, you can catch a game at the Millenium Stadium bang opposite!
- Ye Old Butchers Arms, Rhiwbina, Cardiff (0871 917 0007). Friendly and comfortable pub with a good selection of real and guest ales.
- Garlands Coffee House, 4, Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff (0292 066 6914). Family run bistro that is low on style but serves up home cooked food, including a great breakfast.
- Bully’s Restaurant, 44, Cardiff Road, Cardiff (08717041296). This French restaurant is certainly not easy on the wallet, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the more popular fine-dining options in the city.
- Gios at the Mill, 10-11, Mill Lane, Cardiff (02920 66 550030). Friendly service and great comfort food is what this relatively new eatery offers.
- Aberthaw House Hotel, 28, Porthkerry Road, Barry (01446 737314). The cleanest rooms, the most comfortable beds, the friendliest owners – the Aberthaw House Hotel seems to win rave reviews for all of these.
- Jolyon’s Boutique Hotel, Bute Crescent, Cardiff (02920 488775, www.jolyons.co.uk). Located close to Cardiff Bay, this is a somewhat off-beat hotel with only six rooms and an accent on luxurious living.
- Cardiff Golf Club, Sherbourne Avenue, Cardiff (02920 753320, www.cardiffgc.co.uk). A challenging 6000-yard parkland course.
- Cottrell Park Golf Club, St. Nicholas, Cardiff (01446 781781, www.cottrell-park.co.uk). Two parkland courses and golf lessons for golfers of all abilities.
- Llanishen Golf Club, Heol Hir, Cardiff (029 2075 5078, www.llanishengc.co.uk). A small but challenging course.
- Peterstone Lakes Golf Club, Wentloog, Cardiff (01633 680009, www.peterstonelakes.com). Close to the Severn Estuary, this course has a very pleasant flat setting, unusual in Wales.
- Radyr Golf Club, Drysgol Road, Radyr, Cardiff (02920 842408, www.radyrgolf.co.uk). A 100 year old golf course with fabulous views over the Bristol Channel.
- St. Mellon’s Golf Club (01633 680408, www.stmellonsgolfclub.co.uk). A clover-leaf shaped course that stretches across 2 counties, Gwent and South Glamorgan.
- Whitchurch (Cardiff) Golf Club, Pantamawr Road, Cardiff (02920 620985, www.whitchurchcardiffgolfclub.com). An 18-hole parkland course that admits visitors with handicap certificates only.
- Cardiff Bay, (www.cardiffbay.co.uk), the Cardiff Docklands now transformed into the Cardiff Bay Area offers many things to do including sailing and watersports, cycling, bay walks and eating out at fine restaurants.
- Visit Cardiff Castle, (02920 878100, www.cardiffcastle.com), a 2000 year old castle that has been home to the Romans, the Normans, the English and the Welsh.
- The National Museum, Cardiff (02920 397951, www.museumwales.ac.uk) boasts of one of the largest collections of Impressionist art outside Paris.
- www.visitcardiff.com, Official Cardiff Tourist Information centre
- www.viewcardiff.co.uk, Cardiff Food & Entertainment Guide
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