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“Waste of Public Money.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff Bay Barrage
Cardiff, Wales
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Ranked #10 of 59 Attractions in Cardiff
Type: Dams, Landmarks
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Owner description: This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Waste of Public Money.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

To spend so much public money creating a place so devoid of both soul and atmosphere is actually quite an achievement. Cynics, and originally I was not one, described Cardiff Bay as "The Dump With A Dock". Quite.

Visited January 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Christmas in Cardiff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My wife and I had a visited the barrage for a Christmas Day walk - loved it. Its an amazing bit of engineering thats well worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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Narberth Pembrokeshire
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“We parked here for our visit to Cardiff Bay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Having entered the wrong Postcode for the Dr Who Experience we ended up at the barrage. After viewing the local info board we decide toark at the car park and walk through to the exhibit. A 30 minute embracing walk in the high winds that blow on from the sea. There is Shackleton exhibit on the way and toilets at the yacht bay
Although not really much to see at the barrage, the view to Cardiff Bay is exceptional.

Visited December 2013
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Engineering Success”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you like engineering projects and successes then a visit to the barrage is recommended. You can walk from Mermaid Quay or take transport to Customs house. You can also hire bikes just after the Dr Who Experience building.

Visited January 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Great for a lovely stroll in all weather. Try taking a picnic and watching the sun set, maybe an option for summer!

Visited November 2013
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