Barry is the largest town in Glamorgan, known for its traditional British seaside holiday entertainments.
Once an important industrial town and dock, the area known as Barry island (now linked to the mainland) developed as a popular holiday destination from the 19th century onwards due to its fantastic sandy beach, promenade, amusements and fairground rides - such as the Barry Island Pleasure Park.
The area has all the ingredients for a great family day out, with further new developments and regeneration projects planned to reinvigorate the waterfront.
The town centre has a large shopping area with plenty of amenities and a wide range of attractions, including the Art Central gallery in the impressive town hall building, Porthkerry Country Park and beach, the Welsh Hawking Centre and nearby Fonmon Castle.
The town was also the setting for the BAFTA award winning comedy series Gavin & Stacey which has introduced a new generation to the resort.
Off into Cardiff for some sightseeing after exploring the South Wales coastline.
Towns Near Barry To Visit - straight line distance:Penarth (4.34 miles) Cardiff (6.18 miles) Flat Holm (6.54 miles) Steep Holm (8.07 miles)
Welsh Hawking Centre Get close to impressive birds of prey.
Amelia Trust Farm Scenic Welsh farm supporting young people and adults.
Fonmon Castle Beautiful Ivy-covered historic house.
Dyffryn Gardens Magnificent gardens of a splendid country house.
Art Central Welsh contemporary arts and crafts.
Porthkerry Country Park 220 acres of beautiful parkland leading down to the beach.
Barry Island Pleasure Park Beachside family funfair.