The National Assembly for Wales
CF99 1NA Cardiff, United Kingdom
tel: (+44)845 010 5500
NileGuide Expert tip:
The Senedd is in the heart of Cardiff Bay. After exploring the gorgeous building head to Mermaid Quay for icecream or coffee.
While walking around Cardiff Bay, you will not fail to notice the Welsh Assembly's striking new Senedd building, with its wavy wooden roof. The Senedd is so named because it is Welsh for senate. It houses the National Assembly for Wales's debating chamber and committee rooms. The Presiding Officer, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas is keen to remind people that the Senedd is a building for people to enjoy. "The Senedd is not just a building for Members, it is your building," says Elis-Thomas. "It is an open building – a building into which you can walk, have a cup of coffee in the Oriel on the upper level, and go into the public galleries from the Neuadd on the centre level." See democracy in action in this striking building.