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Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff, Wales
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A great public facility

This is one of the things that makes, or certainly adds a great deal to Cardiff. A great facility... read more

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richardcI9593JM
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

What an interesting feat of engineering. Visitors can marvel at mans ingenuity and witness the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheArchers15
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great walk” (47 reviews)
“cardiff bay” (150 reviews)
“penarth end” (18 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the things that makes, or certainly adds a great deal to Cardiff. A great facility for almost everyone. Access at the barrage is well controlled.

Thank richardcI9593JM
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an interesting feat of engineering. Visitors can marvel at mans ingenuity and witness the operation of crafts passing from one side to the other. The bridge roadway is raised and the boats pass through “lock gates”. Quite extraordinary. People can walk across when the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good for a wee stroll after a meal if your staying over in Cardiff and down in the bay area. Also makes for a short but enjoyable bike ride suitable for young children.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The barrage is a good walk away from traffic, it has a handy car park at the Penarth end which is by the lock gates. The Cardiff Bay end has been much improved in recent years

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolute loved our walk here - we walked along the barrage from Penarth and took a water taxi back. Had a great time with my parents, wife and two children.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in an hotel that was situated in the Bay during the time the Ocean Race Teams were visiting so took the opportunity to visit the Ocean Race village site and then walk to the end of the barrage but we caught the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great area of Cardiff Bay with various walks and things to see along the way. The Barrage itself is fascinating and it's well worth going on one of the boat trips where you can lock-out from it, to see this piece of engineering brilliance...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you know the history this is worth visiting and fancy a walk to Penarth then walk this way. I went when it was really hot but stopped and looked out to Western Super mare

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be a beautiful calm space. Alas this seems to be ending. It's now being overtaken by money making schemes which are bringing noise and pollution and rubbish. The latest is a fun fair on the site of the Volvo race- I hope...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to walk from Cardiff Bay to Penarth, especially on a sunny day. There are plenty of stop off points and it's very interesting to watch the bridge rise when a boat passes through.

Thank beearley
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