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Doctor Who Up Close
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