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Culverhouse Cross (Welsh: Croes Cwrlwys) is suburban district of the city of Cardiff, Wales. It is linked to the M4 motorway via the A4232 and is a busy shopping precinct with a range of stores.

Retail Parks
All retail parks are situated on or very close to the main roundabout.

Valegate

  • Marks and Spencer
  • Tesco
  • Comet
  • Mothercare
  • MFI
  • McDonald's
  • Carpet Right
  • Dreams
  • A lighting store

Brooklands

  • Currys
  • PC World
  • Burger King
  • Allied Carpets
  • Pizza Hut

Wenvoe Retail Park

  • Homebase
  • Cardiff Fabric Superstore

Other Stores

  • B&Q (on A48 East)

Tesco was the first store to be built in 1988 which preceded a decade of rapid development in the suburb because of its accessible location. Pizza Hut is the latest development built in 2004.

Roundabout Exits
A4232 South to Cardiff City Centre, Canton, Cardiff Bay and Penarth
A4050 to Barry, Wenvoe, Twyn-yr-Odyn, St. Lythan's and Cardiff International Airport
A48 West to the Vale of Glamorgan ie. St. Nicholas, Bonvilston, Cowbridge and Bridgend
A4232 North to the M4 Junction 33 (onwards to Bridgend or Newport, Bristol, London)
A48 East to Cardiff West ie. Ely, Caerau, St. Fagans, Fairwater, Pentrebane

The district has the Copthorne 4 star hotel built in 1993 with its own lake and surrounding hills. Stars who have stayed at the hotel include Tom Jones and Bon Jovi stars Jon Bon Jovi, and Richie Sambora who stayed at the hotel over several days during their Millennium Stadium, Cardiff concert of the One Wild Night tour in 2001.

The unruly development of the area in truth is a disaster, the result of mindless planning back in the days when councils favoured the idea of large out of town retail parks. There is daily traffic chaos there, with massive congestion and queues. Road widening and new traffic lights have failed to ease the problem, and the development of new stores and the extension of existing ones such as Tesco only add to the problem. It has been cited as a particular problem for Cardiff International Airport, for which you have to go through Culverhouse Cross to get to. Road access to the airport has always been poor, and this is one of the main reasons.

Public Transport
Culverhouse Cross is served by Cardiff Bus and First Group. Bus stops served by the 96 to Barry or Cardiff City Centre are located between McDonald's and the Copthorne Hotel and outside Burger King. The First X2 service stops outside Tesco for Cardiff City Centre and outside McDonald's for Bridgend. The 12(A) towards Tremorfa via Cardiff City Centre stops on the oopsite side of the road of B&Q

ITV Wales headquarters
The district also has the headquarters for ITV television and radio in Wales and boasts a 750 foot mast, the Wenvoe Transmitter which towers above the area. The television centre includes full transmission facilities, production offices (including ITV Wales' central newsroom) and two television studios, the larger 'Studio One' measuring 7,500ft. This facility is large enough to accomodate major television productions and has been used to produce programmes nationally on the ITV network. Studio 1 was recently used as a temporary home for the first modern series of Dr Who, produced by BBC Wales.


 Hotels in Culverhouse Cross:
 Copthorne Hotel Cardiff
       Copthorne Way
       Culverhouse Cross
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF5 6DH
 02920 599100


 Restaurants in Culverhouse Cross:
 Gilby's Restaurant
       Twyn-yr-Odyn-Rd
       Culverhouse Cross
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF5 6XJ
 029 20670800

 Raglans Restaurant
       Copthorne Hotel
       Copthorne Way
       Cardiff
       CF5 6DH


 Take Aways in  Culverhouse Cross:
 McDonald's Restaurants Ltd
       Copthorne Way
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF5 6DH
 029 20670863



 Retail in Culverhouse Cross:
 Tesco - Culverhouse Cross Extra
       Culverhouse Cross
       Cardiff
       South Glamorgan
       CF5 6XQ
 02920 427100



 

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