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Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff, Wales
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Watch those Salmon going upstairs !

A trip over the bay to visit is amazing. Watch the locks working ( 3 enormous ones,) have a super... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brentwood, United Kingdom
beautiful place for a walk

walked the full length from the quay passed Dr Who experience all the way into Penarth. great veiws... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allan B
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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

A trip over the bay to visit is amazing. Watch the locks working ( 3 enormous ones,) have a super meal just where you arrive, take a bus to quaint Penarth and stroll down the Pier, back to the Barrage see the salmon ladder and...More

1  Thank D789L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walked the full length from the quay passed Dr Who experience all the way into Penarth. great veiws across the bay

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The barrage offers great views of Cardiff from a different perspective.You can learn about Scott of the Antarctic and it is nice to watch the boats going in and out of the bay through the Locks.There are boat trips around the bay on a variety...More

1  Thank willtravel6062
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shamefully, despite living in or near Cardiff for many years, I've only recently walked the length of the barrage. The engineering, locks and history displays appeal to my nerdy side while the views are lovely on a sunny day. A Cardiff success story.

Thank PebbleL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had gone early in the morning to see the sunrise it was so beautiful to see sunrise. there are few activities which can be done such as boat ride. few restaurants infact its ahub for different cafes and restaurants, such an amazing place to...More

1  Thank fais9990
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A gentle walk for families; a good place to run; to the Barrage that offers good views, fresh air and an interesting look at the engineering.

Thank iansL5716TG
Reviewed 22 May 2017

An amazing structure, capturing the contents of the rivers Taff and Ely within a gigantic fresh water lake, guarded by a sea lock.

Thank 456David
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk. Interesting. Lots of things to take photos of on the way from palm trees to a giant crocodile. Walked one way and caught the boat back. Fab.

Thank Uglybird3613
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Barrage has harnessed the Rivers Ely and Taff to create a permanent lagoon offering sailing and boating activities. The old Cardiff docks now feature waterside cafes, historical and modern attractions and give pedestrian access to Penarth with views across to Somerset, Flatholme and Steepholme...More

Thank JonestheBowler
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A walk accross the barage to Penarth gives you the sea on one side and the huge inland lake on the other. Stop to see a Captain Scott exhibition on the way. Take the tourist train , or a water taxi back after admiring the...More

Thank lynjohn71
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Walking back from Cardiff Bay to Penarth via the barrage to collect the car from the barrage car park - is there 24-hour pedestrian access or do the barrage gates on the road get locked? If so, at what time?
14 November 2016|
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Response from Scrappywalker | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer to your question
How many miles is it
30 August 2016|
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Response from sungodessCardiff | Reviewed this property |
Approx 5 miles