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Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff, Wales
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Windy walk!

We parked on the front and took a nice walk along the barrage, the problem was it was blowing a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amanda A
via mobile

What a gem! The barrage is inspiring..we could spend a long time there watching the yachts go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anna f
Hereford, United Kingdom
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This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
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  • Average6%
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“lovely walk” (52 reviews)
“cardiff bay” (140 reviews)
“penarth end” (16 reviews)
Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We parked on the front and took a nice walk along the barrage, the problem was it was blowing a hoolie, trying to rain and the cafe we walked across to was closed! That was a disappointment. Great views across the bay when it cleared...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! The barrage is inspiring..we could spend a long time there watching the yachts go through to the bay. Beautiful. Look out for the colossal artwork too!

Thank anna f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a drive out of Cardiff but on a good weather day it is well worth a stop. Views over the bay are stunning and seeing the workings of the sea barrier interesting to all ages.

Thank Katykang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely walk across the bay .Easily accessible for cyclists and walkers alike with car parking at the Penarth end with good views of the marinas and it's always fun to watch the boats going through the lock plus local wild life .There is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bracing walk - enjoy the views and bring your bikes/ skates/ scooters. It's lovely and relaxing and you can watch the locks with the boats coming in. Beautiful views across the bay.

Thank Cath7777777
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk, great views of Cardiff bay one side and the sea the other. Lots of wildlife and a playground for the kids if they have any energy left!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent walk all around this attraction see wildflowers boats sea locks transporting boats from the sea to the bay very clean cyclists use this area as do joggers and walkers of all ages.

Thank AndrewPritch
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I rented a bike and fully enjoyed this path along the bay. I would highly recommend a bike for this place. You can walk it no problem at all, but a bike makes it more accessible for the whole length. There is a really nice...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting piece of modern engineering that separates Cardiff Bay from the Bristol Channel. The barrage provides access to Cardiff Bay via lock gates and from the barrage there are good views of the Bristol Channel, Penarth and the Marina. It also forms part of the...More

Thank manswa
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A walk around the bay in the wind is not for he faint hearted! The views however are beautiful and it's a great way to build up an appetite

Thank CWR42
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