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Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff, Wales
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Picturesque view

we had gone early in the morning to see the sunrise it was so beautiful to see sunrise. there are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
A good walk

A gentle walk for families; a good place to run; to the Barrage that offers good views, fresh air... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great area to find restaurants, boat trips and lovely scenery. We only spent the last few hours of our visit down this end of town but it's definitely something we will be looking to return for.

Thank JKeane76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

truly lovely place to visit with amazing sites to see and lovely walks to do in nice weather. really enjoyed

Thank taliseros
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views, lovely walk to Penath and back for food lovely day out highly recommend for families...

Thank Jujujo177
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We never tire of cycling round the bay and over the barrage. It gives great views out over the Bristol Channel and inland over the city to the countryside beyond. Plenty of refreshment options.

Thank KMc528789
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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