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Cardiff Bay Barrage, Cardiff

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Visit Cardiff Bay Barrage to witness some of the British Channel’s finest engineering. Located at the mouth of Cardiff Bay, the Barrage provides direct public passage from Cardiff to Penath. Observe boats moving through the locks or see salmon migrating at the fish pass at this fully functioning dam. Today, the Barrage also represents a focal tourist point for shopping, dining, and leisure activities. Rent bikes and explore the areas many trails or spend an evening at the opera at the Wales Millenium Center. Enjoy beautiful views over the bay while walking back to town or catch a bus. Cardiff Bay Barrage is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Cardiff Edition.
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  • Great piece of engineering that has allowed a great walk from Cardiff Bay to Penarth. Great for families and toilets and cafes available on the journey. Fantastic views over the Bristol Channel. 
  • a good place to chill out for a moment while enjoying your snack after touring around the city. The mood just so good. 
  • Even if you are not interested in the technology, the walk across the barrage is very pleasant. We were fascinated by the operating of the locks to let the boats in and out of the Bay. You can get to ...  read more »
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