In the midst of our grand tour of Great Britain, we are spending a day in Cardiff. We originally scheduled this (and booked the hotel) because Cardiff seems to be the only city where Enterprise has a rental return within walking distance of a train station. I have since relented and decided not to make my husband drive from Bath to Cardiff.
I need a reality check on our schedule, though. We will return the car in Bath at about 8:30 a.m., take a taxi to the Bath train station then by rail to Cardiff Central Rwy Station. We'll arrive around 11:00 a.m.
Our hotel is about 2 blocks east, on St. Mary Street. We'll walk to the hotel to drop off our luggage (check-in isn't until 2:00 p.m.). Around 11:30, we'll need to find a place to have lunch (there are a few restaurants on St Mary St that appear to be likely suspects).
After lunch (guessing: allow an hour?), we'll take the Baycar (#6 bus) to Dr. Who Experience. Afterwards, we'll take the bus to Roald Dahl Plas, wander around a bit, then back on the bus to our hotel.
On the surface, this seems do-able. The fly in the ointment is, the tickets to Dr. Who need to be booked in advance for a SPECIFIC TIME. You'd think an exhibit about a Time Lord wouldn't require that. However, I was thinking of ordering the tickets for 1:30 p.m. Is that reasonable?
I want to allow as much time as possible to see the museum but I don't want to risk missing out scheduled time. Does anybody have any experience trying this?