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History of Barry

History of Barry
  • council: Vale of Glamorgan
  • population: 50,661
  • phone code: 01446
  • postcode area: CF62–63
  • county: Vale of Glamorgan

Barry is a historic coastal town, and has a wide selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Barry’s historic Town Hall, King Square and adjoining Central Park have recently received a multi-million pound overhaul.

The weekly Tuesday street market is the place for bargain hunters. Barry has 2 main shopping areas at High Street/Broad Street and Holton Road. These offer a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Barry now boasts a new Waterfront development that forms an integral part of exciting new regeneration plans for the town. The Waterfront is home to a new shopping area and has also become popular for its annual Waterfront Tall Ships Festival.

Town trail
A wonderful way to discover more about barry is on foot. Barry Town Trail links the town, to the waterfront and the Island and highlights places of interest along its 6 mile route.

Road: Situated approximately 8 miles west of Cardiff, signposted from the A4055
Cardiff city centre approximately a 20 minute drive away.
Bus: Contact Travel Line 0870 6082608
Rail: 2 train stations give access to shopping areas, Barry train station is located on Broad Street and Barry Dock train station is located on Dock View Road. Tel: 08457 484950

Please telephone Barry Island Tourist Information Centre on 01446 747171

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