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“take a boat trip instead to see the barrage”

Ranked #10 of 163 things to do in Cardiff
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Owner description: This dam transformed Cardiff's landscape from unsightly, marshy mudflats to dry, fertile land surrounding a pretty lake.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I would recommend a boat trip to Penarth from the Bay you can stop off at the barrage for a walk, its only £3.50 a round trip and the captain gives a live commentry about the history of the area.
Well worth the money.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

on the barrage you get great views of the bay, the channel and cardiff. As a warning it can be windy and cold so wrap up if its not a sunny day. To get the best view walk along the inside side along the footpath by the water until you get to the locks then walk up over ad the view over the channel will just appear in front of you and have a bigger impact

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We walked from Cardiff Bay after lunch and it was a great way to burn off the calories. Excellent views overlooking Cardiff Bay and the marina.

Thank Jones355
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is where my son-in-law proposed to my daughter last year so we have to love this place!! But apart from that we do enjoy the walk and to admire the wonderful fete of engineering. It has plenty of benches to sit on and watch the world go by and lovely play areas for children.

1  Thank RhonddaGirl-1
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The barrage is at the bay which is a great place to escape the bustle of the city centre for a while. very interesting, especially if you can see it in action with boats going through.

Thank Sarah B
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