Venue info

GovCamp Cymru 2017 is happening on Saturday 14th October  in the Pierhead Building, in Cardiff Bay. Our use of the venue is kindly sponsored by Adam Price AM.

Getting there:

By car

From the West (Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire etc)
Leave the M4 at junction 33. Join the A4232 and continue for about 9.3 miles. Leave the A4232 just before the Butetown Tunnel, signposted Techniquest. Continue along Stuart Street and turn right at the first set of lights. Wales Millennium Centre is in front of you. Walk towards the bay and you will see the Pierhead Building.

From the North (Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon, Mid Wales, North West Wales)
Follow the A470 towards Cardiff until it turns into North Road/A470. Stay on North Road for about 4 miles, passing the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on your right, until you come to a major junction, by the civic buildings, on your left. Turn left here onto A4161 (Boulevard de Nantes), go through the lights and follow the road around into Dumfries Place, continue in the centre lane, following the road around to the left , until you go under a railway bridge, then turn right at the first traffic lights onto Fitzalan Place. Turn right at the next traffic lights onto Adam Street, stay in the left lane and take the slip road onto the Central Link Road. At the first roundabout, take the first exit and keep in the left hand lane, keeping left at the next roundabout. At the traffic lights turn right. Major car park entrance is along this road on right hand side. From the car park walk towards the bay itself and you will the Pierhead building.

From the East (Newport, Bristol, Midlands, London etc)
Leave the M4 at junction 29. and join A48 M. Stay on this road until the exit marked Docks. Follow road markings for city centre. As you approach city centre turn left at traffic lights into Fitzalan Place. Turn right at the next junction onto Adam Street, stay in the left hand lane and take the slip road onto the Central Link Road. At the first roundabout, take the first exit and keep in the left hand lane. At the traffic lights turn right. Major car park entrance is along this road on right hand side. From the car park walk towards the bay itself and you will the Pierhead building.

Parking in the Bay

There are a few convenient locations to park in Cardiff Bay. Please keep in mind that the event is on a Saturday – depending on the weather, the Bay can get quite busy. These are the two closest multistorey car parks:

Q-Park Cardiff Bay
Pierhead Street
South Glamorgan
Cardiff
CF10 4PH
Mermaid Quay
Stuart Street
South Glamorgan
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ

By train

Great Western Railway (GWR) run services between West Wales and London Paddington, stopping at Cardiff Central. gwr.com

Alternatively, if you prefer to book your train ticket through to Cardiff Bay, please change in Cardiff Central, going to Platform 6 for any train to Cardiff Queen St, crossing to Platform 1 for train to Cardiff Bay (every 12 minutes) which takes 4 minutes max.

Arriva Trains Wales
Tel 0845 606 1660
arrivatrainswales.co.uk/

CrossCountry runs services to Cardiff from the Midlands, the South West, Manchester and the North East.
crosscountrytrains.co.uk/

National Rail Enquires
Tel 08457 48 49 50
www.nationalrail.co.uk

By plane

Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport are the most convenient airports. There is a bus from Bristol Airport to Cardiff . There is also a bus from Cardiff Airport to central Cardiff .

By bus

Accommodation

In the bay

There is a Travelodge in Cardiff Bay in close proximity to the venue.
Alternatively in Cardiff Bay, there’s also Future Inns Cardiff Bay.

In the city

There are a lot of hotels near the bay and near convenient train stations, such as Premier Inn, Radison Blue and the Big Sleeper.