"Barry and Barry Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Barry by uglyscot
Barry Travel Guide: 80 reviews and 260 photos
According to the signposts Barry is 9 miles from Cardiff. The day I set out to visit, after reading M0b1us , aaaargh and others' pages, was bright blue sky, though very cold. As soon as I arrived the sun went behind a mass of cloud, so I was not amused!
I walked down from the main street to Morrisons supermarket and then crossed the road to be near the water. Coming from a peninsula in the north of Scotland I'd missed the smell of the sea, so felt at home.
The houses on the island climb up a hill which makes an attractive view.
A few days later I returned on a brighter day and managed to wander around Barry Island.
Along the promenade [Ffordd Mileniwm] there are a number of wharfs protruding into the sea. They have grass, unfortunately sparse and dead at the time I went, but enable one to see the sea and the island clearly.
Wandering around it was obvious there is a lot of building going on in the town, especially blocks of flats and houses.
The only building that stood out was the Public Docks Offices, which is an imposing building of red btick with cream edging. It stood up overlooking the old docks area.
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