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The barrage is a huge success for Cardiff.

Cardiff Bay is now a splendid place for all sorts of recreation whether walking - sailing or simply... read more

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Pleasant place to visit

Have visited barrage for a stroll many times. Enjoy watching the bridge open to allow vessels into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 yesterday

Cardiff Bay is now a splendid place for all sorts of recreation whether walking - sailing or simply riding in a pleasure boat. The 500-acre lake that is formed by the barrage is visually very appealing and is high on the list of Cardiff visitor...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wenvoeman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited barrage for a stroll many times. Enjoy watching the bridge open to allow vessels into the sea. Only just discovered coffee shop run by RSPB which is very welcome on a cold day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thesmiths35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for breakfast with my friend .had the most lush scrambled eggs on wholemeal bread ever. .also the mouthwatering hot chocolate. ...staff friendly and some breathtaking views ever. ..a must vist and will call again. ..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sile K
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Have visited Cardiff Bay Barrage many times now and it never disappoints. It seems to be an evolving attraction but I mostly enjoy walking from Mermaids Quay across the barrage, through Penarth marina, back over the footbridge by the White Water Centre and on back...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FredBreviewer
Reviewed 19 November 2018

well worth a visit, great to see the boats going though the locks. good parking and a great play area for the kids

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sprogg79
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is an exelant day out venue and a nice circular route around the bay which takes in the DR WHO attraction along with the mermaid keys area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leatt50
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

In some nice late autumn weather, it is a pleasure to have a walk along this barrage or dam in Cardiff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We loved the walk from Mermaid Quay over to Penarth (and we loved the chance to return by ferry). I suspect it would be a bracing walk on a less lovely day - but probably great in all weather conditions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HuddersfieldNell
Reviewed 23 October 2018

had a lovely walk along the Barrage in the beautiful sunshine, very clean with outstanding views. Saw the Roald Dahl crocodile.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeborahS282
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We took a boat trip around Cardiff bay and we were very pleased we did, they did a very interesting talk about the history of the barrage and the docks, it was a good 45 minutes trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larryp44
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