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Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff, Wales
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Lovely Walk

We often park on the barrage and then walk over to the bay (get there early morning is advisable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Great walk - wonderful engineering

A good 1.5 mile walk from Mermaid Quay out along the (often windy) barrage footpath brings you to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We often park on the barrage and then walk over to the bay (get there early morning is advisable, especially on a sunny day). It's a scenic walk which is very much a straight line to the bay, so you can't get lost either. Plenty...More

Thank Freckle_Eye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good 1.5 mile walk from Mermaid Quay out along the (often windy) barrage footpath brings you to the barrage locks - great sea views and wonderful engineering - especially great if you get to see one of the huge locks operate. Child friendly playground...More

Thank meic_watkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked the Taff Trail to the barrage and it was well worth it! Make sure you go to Mermaid Quay and have a drink, the people watching is really fun!!

Thank Terrilala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went their for looking around to see the boat across the bridge from Cardiff Bay and the centre. The view of Cardiff is interesting especially The Principally Stadium knows as the Millennium Stadium

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed most of our walk from Penarth. At the quayside you start close to an impressive Custom House, now a restaurant. Sadly the potentially impressive building next door is now derelict. This is not a good start to the walk and the local authority...More

Thank kgs1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful promenade for all ages, and great views of the bay. Highly recommended. Bit windy though.

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk to the barrage from Cardiff Bay-or take the water taxi for three pounds is quite fascinating .You can walk over itand view all the infrastructure and see how the Bay was built . Quie interesting.You can also rent little pedalbikes to get around...More

Thank 195meldav
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I visit the barrage frequently with friends and family. There is a great 10k walk you can do starting and finishing at the barrage. It takes you down the bay and around the marina. If your not up to 10k the walk from the barrage...More

Thank pidge79
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We regularly walk over the Barrage from Penarth to Cardiff Bay and always enjoy the changing scenery and places of interest along the way - the enormous crocodile and his seat, the outdoor gym, the info about Scott's fatal polar expedition. Well worth a visit....More

Thank louiseholistic
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Why is the last service from the Barrage in Penarth at 3.40? Loads of visitors walking the barrage and an early evening 'cruise' back to the Pier Head would have been a nice relaxing end to the day. The footpath from the Dr Who experience...More

Thank CardiffMoggie
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