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 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.
Brand new for 2020 'The Goodsheds' The First Sustainable Urban High Street in the UK. Situated at the Waterfront, Barry, Goodsheds is the first new sustainable urban high street in the UK where people can work, eat, live and play. It is a mixture of the best independent food & drink, boutique retail & lifestyle and spaces to do business. It has a cutting edge outdoor gym facility, and Junction by Academy, an independent coffee drive through.
The Barry Women's Trail a trail of 17 prominent Barry women who made a significant contribution to public life, may be of interest to you.
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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