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Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff, Wales
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At present the Land Train is truncated due to Bridge works . The details are known to a select few... read more

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BobShepherd
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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A nice gentle walk....

Park in the barrage car park at the end of the Penarth Marina and set out to walk around the bay... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GOMS2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cardiff bay” (151 reviews)
“penarth end” (19 reviews)
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Reviewed today via mobile

At present the Land Train is truncated due to Bridge works . The details are known to a select few and it’s not signposted. There are no clear stops for waiting and the driver operates a strict policy of one way journey only . You...More

Thank BobShepherd
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Park in the barrage car park at the end of the Penarth Marina and set out to walk around the bay - takes about 2 hours at an easy pace with a coffee stop at one of the many places you pass. Plenty of things...More

Thank GOMS2013
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cardiff Bay has the Millennium Centre, Techniquest, The Pierhead building The Senydd Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs. It hosts Extreme Watersports and has several boats for trips across the bay of up the River Taff as well as a wildlife haven near St David's hotel. It's...More

1  Thank sparrowhawk2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited a couple of weeks ago to see the funfair and beach. Much better than previous years when it had been situated in Roald Dahl Plas. So much more for the children. I had been wanting to take a ride on the Big Wheel for...More

1  Thank lesleyy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out down Cardiff Bay barrage and you can take a nice walk to Cardiff Bay itself with plenty off activities along the way to do or you may choose to sight see with some beautiful views around to look at even snap a...More

Thank nige07
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for walks on sunny days, and great cycling route, between Cardiff Bay and Penarth Marina. Some nice cafes and restaurants on the way, and lovely views across Cardiff and the Bristol Channel.

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely walk in stunning scenery. Amazing views of Penarth and also across to Devon. A haven for birds and other nature. A nice easy walk with fresh sea air. Always enjoy a stroll here when visiting the area.

Thank WelshLorna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the route around the bay. Stunning views of Cardiff and England across the Bristol channel. Children will love watching the sea locks in action. There was a fairground and a free "land train" back to main bay area. Boat trip opportunities. Basically all...More

Thank Philip Williams W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walks and cycles. Fantastic construction with great eating places along the route. Always cycle to work along the route

Thank Digby1654
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have walked the Barrage a few times now, though this is the first time in such nice sweltering weather. If you start from Penarth have a look at the concentric yellow circles - always feels like an optical illusion but really very clever. It can...More

1  Thank weegies1968
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Approx 5 miles
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