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Cardiff Bay Barrage, Cardiff

4.6
#3 of 19 in Parks in Cardiff
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. See Cardiff Bay Barrage and all Cardiff has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cardiff day trip planning app.
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  • Well landscaped and great views out to sea and across Cardiff Bay back towards Mermaid Quay about a twenty minute walk away.  more »
  • See the entirety of the Bay that for a while was the busiest in the UK. While there is not much to do, the views alone make this worth checking out.  more »
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  • Nice walk, went the whole way around. You can occasionally catch the barrage in operation and is overall a nice area.
  • My first trip to see the Cardiff Bay barrage and I was impressed. There is a spacious car park next to the lock which is inexpensive/ You can watch boats going in and out of the lock either going to or from their safe moorings behind the barrage. One or two of the buildings look like they need an overall but the modern buildings are in keeping with the area and have done a lot to rejuvenate the area. There are special car parks for boat owners to park their vehicles when visiting their craft. There are also coffee shops and restaurants to visit too.
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