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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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Where to stay in Cardiff

Cardiff is a compact city, easily explored on foot, from accommodations in its pedestrianized city center. Top-notch hotels and B&Bs are only a short walk from the major attractions and popular shops. The Welsh countryside, along with its quaint country hotels, is easily accessible from Cardiff's centrally located main train station. 
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  • A trip over the bay to visit is amazing. Watch the locks working ( 3 enormous ones,) have a super meal just where you arrive, take a bus to quaint Penarth and stroll down the Pier, back to the Barrage...  more »
  • walked the full length from the quay passed Dr Who experience all the way into Penarth. great veiws across the bay  more »
  • The barrage offers great views of Cardiff from a different perspective.You can learn about Scott of the Antarctic and it is nice to watch the boats going in and out of the bay through the Locks.There ...  more »
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  • Looks great! It's one of the first thing what I would like to show for anyone else!
  • By far and away the best Barrage in Cardiff Bay, nothing else comes close.
  • Very good views and nice walk on a day out
  • Nice views, very serene
  • Worth a visit for the views