Barry

 

Barry is the largest town in South Wales and full of rich maritime history.

A beautiful seaside resort with stunning, family friendly beaches, a shopping centre at Holton Road where you’ll find many nationally recognised stores and the vibrant High Street, full of independent, quirky shops, cafés and restaurants. The Knap Lake and Gardens provide old school charm with a Welsh harp shaped boating lake against a backdrop of quaint cafes, and the towns’ parks; Romilly Park and Victoria Park, which are perfect for enjoying leisurely strolls or activities for the more energetic visitor.  

Porthkerry Country Park, at 220 acres is the perfect venue for a great day out. Explore the acres of woodland and meadows in a sheltered valley that leads to a pebble beach and spectacular cliffs. Nature trails, picnic sites, café, adventure playground, barbecue areas and a 12-hole pitch and putt golf course make for a great day out.

The Docks or Waterfront, has seen much regeneration and the Pump House housing the famous Hangfire Smokehouse, café and gym is at its heart. 

Barry Island, made famous in recent years as the location of the much loved TV programme, Gavin & Stacey, now attracts thousands of visitors to enjoy its beautiful beaches and attractions for the whole family. Once home to the Butlins resort, visitors now revel in the transformation of the Island, with its picture postcard beach huts and climbing wall.  A programme of events throughout the year draws crowds to enjoy.

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Barry Waterfront

Barry Island

Barry Island

Barry Island has attracted visitors since the 1870's and the appeal of its golden beaches, cafes and family amusements is stronger than ever.

Barry Island

Porthkerry Country Park

Porthkerry Country Park

Enjoy the outdoors at Porthkerry Country Park at the end of Cold Knap beach near Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Porthkerry Country Park

Stay a while

Stay a while

The Vale of Glamorgan has a wide range of quality accommodation to suit every taste and budget.

Stay a while

Event List

Event List

The Vale of Glamorgan hosts a wide variety of exciting events every year.

Event List

Be Inspired

Be Inspired

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Vale Ambassadors

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