Beaches, Scenery, People
More than just Barry Island Pleasure Park
The main beach on Barry Island is Whitmore Bay which has a large expanse of sand at low tide. There is plenty to do, including horse carriage rides operated along the beach and other attractions on the promenade, Pleasure Park and amusement arcades.Whitmore Bay has a ban on dogs on the beach and promenade during the summer months.September 2011more
This Edwardian building originally housed the Carnegie Library from 1906 and the Town Hall from 1908. After a number of years unused the building was restored (c. 2005), this sparked any enquiry as it cost far more than originally anticipated. [At the beginning of the 21st century the building was restored and a new wing was provided for the...more
The Barry Island Tourist Information Centre is located on the promenade and provides material covering the Barry Island vicinity and is a great source for accommodation, local Eateries, Pubs, Theatre, Tourist Attractions, Travel and National Trust properties. Summer OnlyTuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pmemail ...more
Barry was fortunate to get a brand new County Library in 2006. At the back of the library (in part of the old Town Hall building) is a new art venue, called Art Central. This is a pleasant, modern, glass fronted area with large windows, feeling very much like a modern art gallery should!They seem to have a wide variety of exhibitions. When I last...more
Barry Island has shot to fame with the hugely successful TV Comedy drama Gavin and Stacey. Even though the programme has finished it was so popular that it’s legacy lives on in Barry. Gavin and Stacey tours are run during the summer months. Dave’s Coaches will ferry you around the popular filming locations such as Stacey’s house, Marco’s coffee...more
271 Holton Rd, Barry, CF63 4HT, United Kingdom
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Port Road West, Barry, CF62 3BA, United Kingdom
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Porthkerry Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7XY, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
We called in to The Ship Inn on a visit to Barry, After a walk around Barry Island and the old harbour a nice refreshing drink was called for.The Pub is quite large with comfortable seating and it has a great Menu.Although we did not try the food it looked really nice and i certainly fancied the Onion Ring spear which is 20 onion rings on a spike...more
The Ship Inn is a great looking pub situated on the mini roundabout just before you go over the causeway to Barry Island. We called in for a drink to quench our thirst after walking round Barry. Inside it is fairly modern and spacious. Even though we didn't eat here the food on the menu looked great and was really reasonably priced too.
It is an airport that is growing fast, I guess the main reason, is that BMI has made this airport the second one of its fleet.As Stace lived in Barry, I never had any problem as it is 10 minutes from there, but if you have to go to Cardiff, no problems.There is a bus called Airbus X91 and another one service number 95, goes to Cardiff. Prices...more
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Well if you compare with Cardiff, there is not much to do there, they have a few famous shops as Dorothy Perkins, Boots, Superdrugs, Burtons and a big department store Dan Evans, where you can go to the top floor for a coffee or toilet heheIf you go on thursdays morning, you will find a market, but remember that parking will eb much hard!more
If you get bored of swimming or sunbathing on Barry beach you can spend some time playing minigolf close to the promenade. It must be one of the favourite activities of the British as we saw the course being used by a few people at the same time. It's a pity we didn't have time to have a go.more
On three of the roundabouts along Ffordd Mileniwm I noticed the roundabouts had stones arranged in a circle or cluster. I wonder if the authorities are trying to remind the inhabitants and visitors of Wales' Celtic or Druidic past.Or is it just an artistic way of using a local commodity ?Each of the roundabouts has a signpost on it pointing to a...more
To reach the sand at Llanwit Major, you walk down a ramp, but then have clamber over large rocks and boulders to reach it. Some of the stones are not stable and so if you are at all unsteady on your legs, extra care is needed.Also it is not advisable to sit under the cliffs as they are badly eroded and chunks can fall down.more
All funfairs are money-grabbing . For £2 a child can fish for a duck and come away with a prize- a plastic alien, a mug, a lollipop, a soft toy, all probably worth less than the fee paid. Similarly a session on a trampoline, ride on a carousel etc.
Add to this the ice cream, candy floss, bags of chips that all seem to be essential to enjoyment of children, and your pockets will be lighter.
Unique Suggestions: Be a demon and spoil the children's fun by limiting how much money can be spent. Spoilsport!
Fun Alternatives: Make sure they go to the beach first, and limit the time available for the amusement s.
The gardens of Dyffryn House are Grade 1 listed. They include lawns, arboretum. a Pompeian Garden [registered for civil weddings], heather garden, panel garden, theatre garden as well as water features.They are beautiful and well maintained.It takes several hours to wander around the vast estate and enjoy all it has to offer.The Gardens are open...more
Welsh Hawking CentreThis centre has various birds of prey, a talking parrot, an emu as well as chickens and geese. Guinea pigs, rabbits and 4 horses can also be found there.the small animals can be fed - a bag of food costs 25p.Entry costs £5 per adult, £3 for senior citizens and £3 for children. A family ticket costs £15.The centre is open daily...more
The Welsh Hawking CentreAt this centre many kinds of birds of prey can be found. They are kept in cages but at 12 and 2.30pm they are taken out to display.There are owls, hawks, falcons , kites etc. In addition thereare chickens, geese an emu and a parrot that can say a few words like Hello, Goodbye and F--- Off.Other enclosures have guinea pigs,...more
Gavin and Stacey is a television comedy about an Essex boy and a Welsh girl who fall in love and the storyline follows their long-distance relationship. The series (three in all and a Christmas special) presents key moments from their first meeting, meeting each other's families, becoming engaged, getting married, looking for a house, briefly...more
Barry’s name originates from St. Baruc, who drowned in the Bristol Channel and was buried in 'Baruc's Island', now called Barry Island. The town’s early years were troubled, with constant Viking raids, and in 1087 raiders even used the town as their own base. After came the Normans who divided the lands into manors and parishes. Barry became a...more
On the road between Barry and Llanwit Major, near Dryffadd, are some lovely thatched cottages. I'd never thought of thatched cottages as being associated with Wales, for some unknown reason. I wanted to photograph them but the roads are so narrow and winding that it was almost impossible to find somewhere to park.Here are just three I managed to...more