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Cardiff Bay Barrage

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Address: Cardiff, Wales
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This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats...

This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.

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Great place for watching boating, and visiting places of interest in and around Cardiff bay marina.short boat trips available around bay also plenty of eateries.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for watching boating, and visiting places of interest in and around Cardiff bay marina.short boat trips available around bay also plenty of eateries.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the barrage is one of the best features of Cardiff, fresh air, a view of the Bristol channel, Cardiff Bay and the historic buildings that once were the centre of coal export to the WORLD.

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Thank Bronwen J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab views over the sea and across the Penarth. Walk from the Bay across to the Barrage and back for a lovely stroll with family or friends or take your bike. Lots to see and do and great coffee shops, bars and restaurants around.

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Thank 549SarahH
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cardiff docks has been transformed into a wonderful exciting tourist attraction. The building of the bay barrage has created a wonderful lagoon full of yachts fun activities and water taxis to Cardiff City Centre. There is a pedestrian walkway from the main bay area out to the barrage so that if engineering is an interest it is good to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on New Years Eve with 12 members of our family. A nice brisk walk in the sea air. Will definitely be visiting again.

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Thank Linda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sit down, think, walk, take pictures brilliant place to be a while and spend time outdoors, preferably when it is not cold

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Thank Miguel D
Basingstoke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk around bay to the barrage. The barrage has information about it construction and purpose etc. I visited the barrage during / before construction as a student and it was interesting to see how the area has changed over the last 20 years. I have to say the predictions of a smelly, stagnant body of water haven't come true... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Barrage since it was first constructed.In the begining it was very basic,you could only walk so far before you had to turn around and head back to Penarth.Now however it has been completely transformed with the attractions like The Doctor Who experience,bike hire and a skate-park for the younger generation.It is also now possible to walk... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Being Cardiff born and bred results in great shame when I say I have never walked from the City Centre to the barrage before. Well I did yesterday. I wracked up a whopping 27,000 steps on my FitBit because the other half thought it was a great idea to get some New Year air. I saw more than I would... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Took a walk across the barrage from Cardiff to Penarth. Thought it would be strenuous but it turned out to be a delightful stroll with magnificent views across the bay to Cardiff and also to the sea. We were lucky to have a clear sunny day in January so the experience was enhanced with clear blue skies and sunshine though... More 

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