Barry Travel Guide

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Barry Things to Do

  • Whitmore Bay

    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 2011

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  • Old Town Hall & Library

    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...

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  • Lest We Forget

    Cenotaph In the 1920’s the people of Barry decided that they needed a suitable memorial for those that had given there lives in the fight for freedom in the First World War.

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    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 ...

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  • Art Central for ...art

    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...

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  • Barry as a TV Location

    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...

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Barry Hotels

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  • Innkeepers Lodge Cardiff Airport

    Port Road West, Barry, CF62 3BA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Tadross Hotel

    271 Holton Rd, Barry, CF63 4HT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Mount Sorrel Hotel

    Porthkerry Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7XY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

Barry Restaurants

  • Big Pub

    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...

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  • Unusual Cuisine

    Old pub, very friendly, food is delicious.. they do specials such as ostrich and alligater.. no I've not tried them. Large choice of food the difficulty is in choicing what to have. Lasagne...nearly as good as I make.

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  • Chinesse food

    Ummmm.. could not believe and he knows how to cook Chinese food...hahahaUpdates ... now to enjoy a good Chinese food, I only have to go home ;-)Here we are Olga and me enjoying a great dinner at his place.

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  • Great Lunch menus

    Close to the Old harbour, a classic in Barry, a little more expensive menus as they were 17th inches dishes for 8 pounds each...I love this old harbour, so we come often this way, but never we stopped to have lunch even if Stace says is nice.

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  • Cwm Ciddy

    They had a lunch for 3.99 pounds, drinks and desert apart. They let you choose between two different kinds of meat, gammon, turkey or beef, and all the vegetables you wanted. Really good price!

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  • The Walston Castle

    We went for Stace´s birthday with Lynn, Malcolm and Jeremy. We wanted something typical and we had a great steak grill. Also we did not had much time to decide as we arrived that afternoon LOL

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Barry Nightlife

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    by Myfanwe Written Mar 28, 2010

    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.

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Barry Transportation

  • Rent a car from Cardiff Airport

    We had lots of troubles to rent a car, as most of the rental cars companies close on weekends at the airport, strange isn?t it?Finally we could book online a economy car (Fiat punto, nice and brand new) and returned at Sunday 5,00 am with Hertz.

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  • Flying to Cardiff

    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...

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Barry Shopping

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  • Holton Road

    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!

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  • Malls at the Main road

    Ok, I have to recognise, I miss this shop in Spain, even if it is close to me in Gibraltar. The typical image of classic clothes for only elderly people is being changed slowly, even if they are still classic and expensive, but certain things they are the best for me

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Barry Local Customs

  • Dogs on beaches

    If you are taking your dog on holiday with you, there are several beaches in the Vale that have a dog ban between May and October, this includes the main Barry Island beach, however there are still a couple where dogs are welcome all year.

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  • Minigolf by the seaside

    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.

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  • Roundabouts

    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...

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Barry Warnings and Dangers

  • LLanwit Major Beach: Be careful on the...

    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.

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  • Snow

    Funny enough, they say that in Barry does not snow much, and from four visits I had snow in twice!!!! LOLThe first thing I did when I woke up was going with the camera to make a photo to our black Fiat Punto, it was impressive hehehe

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Barry Tourist Traps

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    by uglyscot Written Jun 10, 2011

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    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.

    amusements at Barry all the fun of the fair mini golf satisfying a sweet tooth
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    • Beaches

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Barry Off The Beaten Path

  • Dyffryn Gardens

    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...

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  • birds of prey

    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...

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  • Birds and bunnies

    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,...

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  • Gavin and Stacey

    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...

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  • History of Barry

    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...

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  • thatched houses

    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...

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Explore Deeper into Barry
Watch the ships sail by
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The old Harbour and Watchtower Bay
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Visit Wales's rival to Blackpool
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visit the Welsh Hawking centre
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Amusements, Funfair and shops
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Roman Remains
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Friars Point
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Barry Castle
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Barry Island
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The Watchtower
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The Austry
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Cold Knap Roman Site
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Barry Castle
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Barry Island
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Cold Knap
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Friars Point
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Whitmore bay
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Friar's Walk
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Barry Island Pleasure Park
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Barry - the pebbles.
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Sandy beach on Barry Island
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Watch the birds
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Pebble beach at the Knapp
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Tinkinswood Megalithic Burial Chamber
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Dyffryn House
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Beach at the Knap
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Feed the swans on The Knap lake
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Porthkerry Park
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St Donat's Castle and Arts Centre
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Southerndown - beautiful cliffs and nice beach
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Barry Island - beaches and tired funfair
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Pleasure Beach
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Roman Ruins
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The Lake
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Barry Castle
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Barry Island Beach
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Porthkerry Country Park
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Whitmore Bay at Barry island
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The Knap beach
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The Knap beach
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