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Tel code: 01443 | code search
Postcode: CF62 | code search
Population: 51000
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Birthplace of:
David Davies
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Mount Sorrel Hotel
"Booked a twin room for one night. The room was spacious, clean and had all facilities we needed. The staff were more than helpful and breakfast was very good. would ..." More

Vale Touring Caravan Park
"turned up didnt even unhitch looked like due to weather we had to park on hardstanding(part of there drive)lady owner not in was not impressed.went a few miles up the ..." More

Mount Sorrel Hotel
"Good Points: Free use of sauna, gym and swimming pool. Bad Points: Did not like the shower, but it did not upset our weekend. General review: Excellent. Would definitely stay there again.

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over 100 years ago, the present Barry comprised only three small villages and a few scattered farms in three parishes - Barry, Merthyr Dyfan and Cadoxton. The population in 1881 was 85 in the village of Barry, and 403 in Cadoxton. By the 1920's the population of Barry was around 40,000 - a figure that changed little over the rest of the century.

With the building of the docks in the 1890's there followed an explosion of development and population. Within 30 years the port and railway of Barry were world famous for the export of coal. Thirty years later the coal industry had collapsed, and Barry had to find a new identity in post-war Britain. Cynics say we are still looking! As much of the town was built during the expansion of the docks, most of it has grown old at the same time.

Having lost the heavy industry on which the docks, and the town was founded, Barry needs to pursue a new route -based upon newer and lighter industries, leisure, service and tourism.

Barry has much to offer. It enjoys panoramic views of the Bristol Channel, and is close to the rural Vale. It is close enough to Cardiff to enjoy the resources of the city, but without the disadvantages of having to live in the city. It is large enough to provide its residents with many facilities lacking in smaller communities.


General Business Services
John Graham & Co
Romilly Associates


Barry Island Pleasure Park
Fonmon Castle
Pleasure Steamers Waverley & Balmoral
Porthkerry Country Park
Quasar Barry Island
Southerndown Beach
The Vale of Glamorgan Railway Company Ltd
Welsh Hawking Centre
Whitmore bay


Sky Plaza *book online*

Caravan Park

Vale Touring Caravan Park


The Theatre Royal


Yoga - C Osborne


Merry Friars


Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council


Barry Road Surgery
Dental Practice

Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery


Court Road Surgery
High Street Family Practice
Ravenscourt Surgery
The Surgery
Vale Family Practice

Estate Agent

Bartram & Co
Chris Davies Estate Agents
Crown & Co
Knights of Barry
Park Estates

Golf Club

RAF St Athan
St Andrews Major


Fox and Hounds


Barry Market

Pub and Bar


Bassett Arms
Cwm Talwg
Glenbrook Inn
Old Paget Inn


Carlo's Place
Casa Paco Restaurant
Gallery Restaurant
Street Brasserie
Yang Restaurant


Barry Comprehensive School
Gibbonsdown Primary School
Gladstone Primary School


Rose Cottage




A Cars
A To B Cars
Associated Taxis

Merricks transport Ltd
Rhoose Cars


Memorial Hall Theatre


Petherton Veterinary Surgery

Sports Clubs

Barry Athletic LTC (Tennis)
Les Croupiers Running Club (Athletics)


Eden Florists
Broad Street Garden Centre
Barry Aquarium
All Pets
Rhoose Pharmacy
E V Arbuthnot
B & R Pitman Footwear
A Floral Creation
Vic Hopkins & Son

The Beauty Clinic
Siop Y Fro Bookshop
Just Fancy
N Phillips Upholstery
Modern Decorations
A & A Dancewear
La Qualita
Ski Lodge


The Curiosity Shop
Hawkins Bros


Anchorman III Charters(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Barry

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Mount Sorrel Hotel (0.27 miles)

Mount Sorrel Hotel

The Mount Sorrel Hotel is a traditional hotel within easy reach of Cardiff Airport, offering excellent facilities. Situated close to the M4 J33, with rail links to Cardiff. St Fagans and Heritage Coastline are both ... More | visit website

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Tadross Hotel (1.05 miles)

Tadross Hotel

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This large Victorian building has character. 40 minutes from Cardiff city centre and 20 minutes from Cardiff International Airport, it offers en suite rooms and free on-site parking (with CCTV).

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acountryabode @ Sutton Mawr (1.54 miles)

acountryabode @ Sutton Mawr

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A smallholding set in 14 acres of in the heart of the beautiful Vale countryside. Easy access to M4 at junctions 33 and 34. 15 minutes drive tO Cardiff, Cowbridge ... More

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Vale Park Hotel (1.63 miles)

Vale Park Hotel
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Located off the flight path of the nearby Cardiff International Airport, this recently built hotel was constructed on the back of 40 years of family-run hospitality. Completed in 2006, the owners ... More
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Egerton Grey Country House Hotel (1.88 miles)

Egerton Grey Country House Hotel

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Antique lovers are especially enchanted by what they find at Egerton Grey. This distinguished country house, which opened as a small luxury hotel in ... More | visit website

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The Old Barn (3.34 miles)

The Old Barn
The Old Barn is set in the heart of the quiet rural village of Penmark. From here you have access to Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons, the Heritage Coast, Cardiff Wales Airport and other areas of ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Cardiff West (3.68 miles)

Premier Inn Cardiff West
Within easy reach of the M4. Just 8 miles from Cardiff city centre and 7 miles from Cardiff International Airport. A bus stop outside links direct to Cardiff, Barry and the Airport. Cardiff Bay and ... More | visit website
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Fox and Hounds (4.00 miles)

Fox and Hounds

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Located in the countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan, but convenient to motorway and airport (just 7 minutes away) this 16th century village inn with restaurant and rooms offers the ... More

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Manor House Hotel (4.10 miles)

Manor House Hotel

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We have been at The Manor House for 14 years now, it is a great place to stay for a year or one night.We are only five minutes from Penarth in ... More

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Copthorne Hotel Cardiff Caerdydd (4.38 miles)

Copthorne Hotel Cardiff Caerdydd

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This beautiful hotel with a warm Welsh welcome is just 4 miles (6.4 km) from Cardiff city centre and the Millennium Stadium. The Copthorne is an ideal base for exploring the many ... More

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