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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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  • Great walk around the bay. Skate park, cycle paths, good signage, bird watching and lots of families. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Great place for watching boating, and visiting places of interest in and around Cardiff bay marina.short boat trips available around bay also plenty of eateries.  more »
  • the barrage is one of the best features of Cardiff, fresh air, a view of the Bristol channel, Cardiff Bay and the historic buildings that once were the centre of coal export to the WORLD.  more »