"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"


Barry (Welsh: Y Barri) is a town and community in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales. Located along the northern coast of the Bristol Channel less than 7 miles (11 km) south-southwest of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, Barry is a seaside resort, with attractions including several beaches and the Barry Island Pleasure Park. Once a small village, Barry has absorbed its larger neighbouring villages of Cadoxton and Barry Island.

The meaning of the place name is derived from the Welsh 'barr' meaning 'hill'.

The current population of Barry is 47,863, and the town is ranked as the seventh largest locality in Wales.

Local authority: Vale of Glamorgan Council

OS Grid Reference: ST119682

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Things to see and do in and around Barry

  • Jungle Jacks
  • Pleasure Steamers Waverley & Balmoral
  • Barry Island Quasar
  • Adventure Island
  • Barry Island Pleasure Park
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
  • Porthkerry Country Park
  • Coconuts Play Centre
  • Porthkerry Country Pk
  • Dyffryn Gardens
  • Three Horseshoes
  • Cosmeston Medieval Village
  • Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
  • Amelia Trust Farm
  • Penarth Leisure Centre
  • Turner House Gallery
  • Cardiff International White Water
  • Cardiff International Pool
  • Zone Playcentre
  • Planet Ice Cardiff

Tourist Information

Barry Island
Tourist Information Centre
The Promenade
The Triangle
CF62 5TQ

Phone 01446 747 171
Email barrytic@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

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Chance of rain 3%
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