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well worth a visit, great to see the boats going though the locks. good parking and a great play... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sprogg79
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
Plesent day out

This is an exelant day out venue and a nice circular route around the bay which takes in the DR WHO... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
leatt50
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Yate, United Kingdom
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This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth a visit, great to see the boats going though the locks. good parking and a great play area for the kids

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sprogg79
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is an exelant day out venue and a nice circular route around the bay which takes in the DR WHO attraction along with the mermaid keys area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leatt50
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

In some nice late autumn weather, it is a pleasure to have a walk along this barrage or dam in Cardiff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We loved the walk from Mermaid Quay over to Penarth (and we loved the chance to return by ferry). I suspect it would be a bracing walk on a less lovely day - but probably great in all weather conditions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HuddersfieldNell
Reviewed 24 October 2018

had a lovely walk along the Barrage in the beautiful sunshine, very clean with outstanding views. Saw the Roald Dahl crocodile.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeborahS282
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We took a boat trip around Cardiff bay and we were very pleased we did, they did a very interesting talk about the history of the barrage and the docks, it was a good 45 minutes trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larryp44
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Love this place; good for a casual run or you can biking with a hired bike from around the corner... sometimes they have carnival for family days out too... I always bring my frens n family out here when they come to visit me 😊

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Isneha
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Whilst visiting Cardiff Bay we walked round to the barrage. There were people fishing and walking. The interesting thing is to watch the barrage operating to allow vessels in and out of the bay to the open sea. Well worth a visit and leads to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to run and 7k if run the loop. It’s lonely first thing so might be better later if concerned. It’s beautiful and relaxing but open to the ocean so check weather . It’s so peaceful and spiritual

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stevelR1990SE
Reviewed 2 September 2018

It's nice to park (if you can find a space that is) out at the end of the barrage and walkacross it. Take in the lock gates and if there are boats approaching do hang about to see them operating. Walk out the pier to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Allan M
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