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Love this place; good for a casual run or you can biking with a hired bike from around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Isneha
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Interesting place

Whilst visiting Cardiff Bay we walked round to the barrage. There were people fishing and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AngieP49
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Poole, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place; good for a casual run or you can biking with a hired bike from around the corner... sometimes they have carnival for family days out too... I always bring my frens n family out here when they come to visit me 😊

Thank Isneha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst visiting Cardiff Bay we walked round to the barrage. There were people fishing and walking. The interesting thing is to watch the barrage operating to allow vessels in and out of the bay to the open sea. Well worth a visit and leads to...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to run and 7k if run the loop. It’s lonely first thing so might be better later if concerned. It’s beautiful and relaxing but open to the ocean so check weather . It’s so peaceful and spiritual

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 September 2018

It's nice to park (if you can find a space that is) out at the end of the barrage and walkacross it. Take in the lock gates and if there are boats approaching do hang about to see them operating. Walk out the pier to...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

for any local resident of Cardiff who can recall the old docks with its smelly mud flats, this is a fantastic improvement. the Barrage was built to retain the sea water and create a waterside environment which is now thriving. the bay is full of...More

Thank davidbB4446VU
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The Cardiff Bay Barrage is a Seawall protecting Cardiff Bay. There is a Harbourside walking path from Mermaid Quay out to the Barrage, which is nice enough and you wander along the coast and through the old dock locks. There was a large amusement park...More

Thank FrequentFlier756853
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Cardiff bay barrage is the very top of cardiff bay. It has a great view of cardiff bay. You can see the pierhead building, the senedd, wales millennium centre and much more. Its also interesting to see our they let boats out of the bay...More

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

At present the Land Train is truncated due to Bridge works . The details are known to a select few and it’s not signposted. There are no clear stops for waiting and the driver operates a strict policy of one way journey only . You...More

Thank BobShepherd
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Park in the barrage car park at the end of the Penarth Marina and set out to walk around the bay - takes about 2 hours at an easy pace with a coffee stop at one of the many places you pass. Plenty of things...More

1  Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Cardiff Bay has the Millennium Centre, Techniquest, The Pierhead building The Senydd Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs. It hosts Extreme Watersports and has several boats for trips across the bay of up the River Taff as well as a wildlife haven near St David's hotel. It's...More

1  Thank sparrowhawk2017
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