Points of Interest

All along the Taff Trail there are some great places to stop off to admire views, to visit heritage sites and other geographical places of interest, as well as pubs, buildings, bridges and parks. Here, we bring all the points of interest that we have added to My Taff Trail.

Here's a list of our favourites shown in geographical order from south (Cardiff Bay) to north (Brecon).

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Roald Dahl Plass Cardiff Bay

Formerly named the Oval Basin, this is the start or finish point of the Taff Trail and is located in Cardiff Bay, adjacent to the Wales Millennium Centre. It is named after the author, Roald Dahl, who is famed for children's books such as The Twits, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda.

The Oval Basin opened in April 2000 and was designed by William Pye, in conjunction with Nicholas Hare Architects. It was renamed in July 2002 and appears in Torchwood and Doctor Who, both of which are filmed in and around Cardiff.

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff Bay

Opened in 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II, the Wales Millennium Centre is one of the world's finest and most recognised arts and cultural destinations. It is used to host performances by international artists and groups. There are plenty of places to eat and drink both within the Centre and in the surrounding Cardiff Bay area.

You can find out more about the Wales Millennium Centre by visiting the official website.

Melingriffith Water Wheel Whitchurch

Melingriffith Water Wheel

Built in 1795, the Melingriffith Water Wheel was installed to pump water to the Melingriffith canal between Maindy and Cardiff Docks. It was used until the late 1920s and is now a significant landmark on the Taff Trail.

More information can be found here.

If you know of any points of interest that you'd like us to include on My Taff Trail please let us know by using the contact form.