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Barry Island (Ynys y Barri)
Barry Island (Ynys y Barri)

Barry Island (Ynys y Barri)

Friars Road, Wales

The Basics

Barry Island is actually a peninsula, jutting out into the ocean from the town of Barry. The area became internationally known after being featured in the British TV hit Gavin and Stacey. Fans of the show can take part in a themed guided tour that visits famous filming locations.

For a dose of seaside nostalgia, browse the quirky souvenir shops in town before heading to the Barry Island Pleasure Park to ride the roller coaster or the Ferris wheel, or try your hand at the arcade games. Finish off your day with some takeout fish and chips and head down to the beach for an impromptu picnic.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Cardiff

star-5
Full of fun and information, great trip out. We really enjoyed it .
Carol_B, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
The knowledge and personality of the tour guide ,she was excellent.The coach was clean and comfortable. Paul great coach driver. Being able to visit all the iconic buildings and locations .
star-4
First Tour
Kyr_G, Oct 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
I enjoyed learning about the parts of gavin and Stacey you don’t get to know also seeing the places you see in the show and most importantly wining the raffle at the end of the tour 😊
star-5
An enjoyable experience
Ross_C, Sep 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Worth the money, tour guide and driver very entertaining. Great to walk around the locations (even though certain things removed/changed) slightly disappointed that it wasn't on Daves Coaches but a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Music and mic were a bit loud but all In all an enjoyable experience.
star-5
Cracking
Rosanna_E, Sep 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Stacey House and the fact nothing had changed the lady who lived there was lovely with loads of memorabilia.
star-5
Fab tour
Emma_C, Sep 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
We have just returned from The Gavin and Stacy tour, our guides were amazing, my daughter is a massive fan and we treated her as a birthday gift and she throughly ended it. It was fun and a must for any Gavin and Stacy fan
star-5
Sally from Rhonda valley
Nichola_A, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
We had a cracking time on the tour!! Sal was absolutely brilliant!!! Really made the trip!!! Even though a few things are a little different now from when filmed it didn’t matter, we had fun 🤪🤪🤪
star-5
Brilliant Gavin and Stacey tour
Rebecca_G, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Enjoyed everything about the tour the tour guide was really knowledgable and funny. Would definitely recommend
star-5
100% need to do this if you like gavin and stacey
Bethany_T, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Got this is a bday gift, it was amazing! Love gavin and Stacey and worth every penny, tour guide is lovely and brought so many props to try out! Gavin and Stacey music the whole way round it was 10/10 can’t recommend enough!
star-5
Worth the money
susan_p, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Carrie from Barry was a fabulous host on this tour. Although it was raining she made us smile, laugh and forget the weather. Thank you also to Dave the driver and Glenda for letting us look around her house. Was a great tour and would 100% recommend
star-5
Fantastic tour, we loved...
Kate_W, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Fantastic tour, we loved it. The tour guide and driver were fab. Would definitely recommend. Thank you very much!
star-5
Stacey & Gavin
Michele_J, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Absolutely fab tour!!!!! Tour guide & driver were just amazing & so interactive. Highlight for us was going into Stacey's house & meeting Glenda. Highly recommend
star-5
Brilliant experience
Kate_S, Aug 2021
Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
What a lovely experience the Gavin and Stacey tour was. Myself and my son had the best time. Our tour guide, Rowan, was fantastic. Thank you for the best day.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Barry Island is ideal for amusement park lovers and families with children.

  • Entry to Barry Island Pleasure Park is free but tickets and tokens are required for the rides and arcade games.

  • Younger children will enjoy the free outdoor climbing wall to the east of the beach.

  • Some rides and attractions may be closed over the winter for maintenance.

  • The park is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

Barry Island is located just outside the town of Barry in South Wales, about 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) southwest of Cardiff. It’s easy to walk to Barry Island from the town center. The island has its own train station, with connections to Cardiff Central and onward to London and other major UK cities.

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When to Get There

While Barry Island’s beach, cafés, and Pleasure Park are open year-round, the area is most popular during the summer months, when the weather is most pleasant. Keen walkers will enjoy the beach and surrounding coastal paths at any time of year.

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Explore Cardiff City

Only a 25-minute drive from Barry Island is Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Here you’ll find a motte and bailey castle dating from the 11th century, an open-air museum dedicated to the traditional Welsh way of life, and all the usual big-city amenities, from shops and restaurants to hotels and Principality Stadium, the home of Welsh rugby.

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