Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Barry

Enjoy the churches and other features of Barry. Revered for its golfing, gardens and lake, this city is both welcoming and walkable. Museum of Welsh Life and Techniquest are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Barry

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Barry a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Techniquest (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Barry Island Pleasure Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Brynhill Golf Club (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Cardiff International Sports Village (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Cottrell Park Golf Resort (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Brean Leisure Park (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Barry

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Barry is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Barry Island Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Trelai Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Victoria Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Sophia Gardens (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Bute Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Roath Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Barry

The nearest airport is in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 24.3 mi (39.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Barry Docks Station, Cadoxton Station and Barry Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Barry?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 338 holiday lettings around Barry. From 106 houses to 157 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Barry?

If you always enjoy staying where all the action is, you might like to consider basing yourself somewhere central. HomeAway has 26 city centre rental homes available. Alternatively, you may be searching for another style of setting. HomeAway has countless choices, including:

  • 25 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 22 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 21 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Barry?

Unpack your suitcase, admire the view and get the kettle on the boil. If you're looking for a place with all the conveniences of home, an apartment rental is a no-brainer. You'll be able to select from 156 different options via HomeAway. If you get in soon, you could be spending as little as £40 per night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 111 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Hotel: 40 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Cottage: 35 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.

Can I stay in Barry in a large group?

There's nothing like reuniting with old friends or spending a few weeks with your family in a wonderful new locale. And what's best, HomeAway has places big enough for everyone. The most popular option for bigger groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and you'll find 43 currently listed. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the rental properties that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 71 holiday rentals suited to that size. Book a night from just £68.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 28 holiday rentals that are perfect. Prices begin at just £53 a night.
  • Going away with a group of 5? We have 24 accommodation for rent that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £58 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your sister and all your friends to Barry.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Barry?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Look through our value-for-money holiday rentals today and ensure everybody in your group has room to move. When it comes to seeking out an amazing deal, your first port of call ought to be Grove Park Village. Here, HomeAway has 9 holiday rentals at an average price of £74 per night. Another 34 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Butetown. With an average price of £92 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting about.