Information about Parking in Barry
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Barry, the largest town in South Wales, is a picturesque seaside town, full of maritime history. With its beautiful family-friendly beaches and surrounding countryside to enjoy, it is a popular summer holiday resort town.
It is located in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, on the north coast of the British Channel. It is approximately 9 miles (14km) from Cardiff.
Once a small village, Barry now includes the larger neighbouring villages of Cadoxton, Barry Island, and Sully. Barry’s development was helped significantly by the Barry Docks, which in 1913 was the world’s largest coal port.
The town centre, with the Houlton Road shopping centre and High Street, both offer great shopping, from quirky local shops to nationally recognised stores.
Barry Island is close by, popular with visitors for its beautiful beaches, vibrantly coloured beach huts, and attractions for the whole family, not to mention being made famous by the much-loved TV programme, Gavin and Stacy.
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Parking in Barry
There are three short stay car parks in Barry, which are located at Kendrick Road, Thompson Street, and Wyndham Street.
Long stay parking is available at the Court Road multi-storey car park.
Street car parks are also available, with free parking for the first two hours and for all of Sunday.
Coastal Car Parks: Barry Island
The following car parks offer parking at Barry Island:
- Harbour Road (Main), Barry Island
- Harbour Road (Overflow), Barry Island
- Nell’s Point, Barry Island
Parking charges during summer (15 March to 30 September): 8am to 4pm: £1 for the first hour, £6 for 1+ hours, and buses/coaches, all day £12. Parking charges, 4pm to 11pm: £1 for the first hour, £3 for 1+ hours, and £6 all evening for buses/coaches.
Parking charges during winter (1 October to 14 March): £1 for the first hour, £3 1+ hours, and £6 all day for buses/coaches.
Parking for disabled and solo motorcycles is free year-round.
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Knap Lake and Gardens: Old school charm meets a Welsh harp-shaped boating lake, with a bevvy of quaint cafes, and access to Barry’s parks; Romilly Park and Victoria Park. This is a great place to soak in the atmosphere, enjoy a stroll, or to take part in the activities.
The Docks or Waterfront: This area of Barry has seen much regeneration in recent years and is home to the Pump House, with the famous Hangfire Smokehouse, café, and gym.
Porthkerry Country Park: Enjoy the great outdoors with 220 acres of woods and meadowland. Nestled in a sheltered valley, at the end of Cold Knap beach, adjacent to spectacular cliffs, with numerous picnic spots and nature trails, and a café, Porthkerry Country Park makes for a great family day out.
The Barry Trail: A trail of 17 prominent Barry women who made a significant contribution to public life. Launched on International Women’s Day 2013, the trail features women like composer Grace Williams and social entrepreneur, Lucy Dickenson, who founded the International development charity, the SAFE Foundation.
Barry Island: Delight in the beautiful beaches and enjoy attractions for the whole family, Barry Island has events happening throughout the year, making it an increasingly popular place to visit.
Barry Island Pleasure Park: Situated on the coast at Barry Island this amusement park is open annually at weekends from Easter onwards and daily during the school summer holidays. The park has over 17 fairground rides and attractions.
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Getting to Barry
Trains from Cardiff Central Station to Barry Station take around 20 minutes, with an average of 64 trains per day.
Disabled Parking in Barry
The Blue Badge parking scheme is operational in Barry. To search for the disable car park that is closest to your destination, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Make sure to clearly display your Blue Badge Parking permit to avoid fines.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Barry. These can be found at:
- Asda Barry (CF63 4LE)
- Waterfront Retail Park (CF63 4BA)
- Cardiff Airport (CF32 3BD)
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Free parking in Barry
Free street parking is available throughout Barry, allowing motorists to park with no charge for the first two hours and all day on Sunday.
Always ensure to check nearby signage before you leave your car to confirm the rule and regulations applicable to your parking bay.
What is Barry Island famous for?
Barry Island is famous for its holiday camps, picturesque beaches, parks, and forests, along with being a significant location in the TV programme Gavin and Stacy.
What is the population of Barry, Wales?
Barry has a population of around 51,500 people.
Is Barry Island Pleasure Park still open?
Barry Island Pleasure Park has been through quite a few phases of development over the years, however, new ownership has pledged to make the park Wale’s top tourist destination and the park now frequently adds new rides to the growing list.
What is the climate like in Barry, Wales?
Barry enjoys more sunshine than most places in Wales thanks to its southerly, coastal, location. Temperatures are like most of the UK in that Barry enjoys cool summers and mild winters.
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