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Cardiff Bay Barrage, Cardiff

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Flat, paved path to the barrage .... popular with persons on wheels. Lovely views, and glad we came down here. Play area and a couple of picnic tables, but also grassed area for picnics too.  more »
  • You can park at the west end (pay and display) or walk from the east end (when you can stop off at the enormous crocodile, skate park and rec along the way. Scooters would be great for little kids bec...  more »
  • To watch the boats entering and leaving the Barrage locks is quite interesting as there is a huge difference in the levels between the Bay and the sea.  more »
Google
  • Very good views and nice walk on a day out
  • Nice views, very serene
  • Worth a visit for the views