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Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff, Wales
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Beautiful when it's not raining

This area of Cardiff offers a great view and walking trail. It's perfect when you want some fresh... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Victoria G
Niagara Falls, Canada
Amazing views

We had a nice walk this morning from Cardiff bay to the barrage. The views are amazing, even though... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cardiff, 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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“lovely walk” (52 reviews)
“cardiff bay” (140 reviews)
“penarth end” (16 reviews)
Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This area of Cardiff offers a great view and walking trail. It's perfect when you want some fresh air or exercise. I enjoyed a casual walk here in the fall as it was relaxing by the water.

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a nice walk this morning from Cardiff bay to the barrage. The views are amazing, even though it was in December. The walk is really great and the views are great. It is very nice and every visitor to Cardiff should go there.

Thank youngSaudiTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable walk from Oval Basin in the bay out to the barrage and then returned on the water taxi. The commercial area always has something going on and this weekend there was the McMilan Charity 5k Santa run with lot of people...More

Thank Inspired2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve done this walk on our own and with the grandchildren. It is a safe and flat walk that takes one to Penarth. If you don’t want to walk back, then take the boat ride. There is a timetable at the Penarth end to plan...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked on the front and took a nice walk along the barrage, the problem was it was blowing a hoolie, trying to rain and the cafe we walked across to was closed! That was a disappointment. Great views across the bay when it cleared...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem! The barrage is inspiring..we could spend a long time there watching the yachts go through to the bay. Beautiful. Look out for the colossal artwork too!

Thank anna f
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A bit of a drive out of Cardiff but on a good weather day it is well worth a stop. Views over the bay are stunning and seeing the workings of the sea barrier interesting to all ages.

Thank Katykang
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely walk across the bay .Easily accessible for cyclists and walkers alike with car parking at the Penarth end with good views of the marinas and it's always fun to watch the boats going through the lock plus local wild life .There is a...More

1  Thank 186459And123
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Bracing walk - enjoy the views and bring your bikes/ skates/ scooters. It's lovely and relaxing and you can watch the locks with the boats coming in. Beautiful views across the bay.

Thank Cath7777777
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk, great views of Cardiff bay one side and the sea the other. Lots of wildlife and a playground for the kids if they have any energy left!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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