This large town in south Wales sits between Cardiff and Cardiff Airport, making for a good seaside location some pretty good transport links.
This large town in south Wales sits between Cardiff and Cardiff Airport, making for a good seaside location some pretty good transport links. Those seeking serviced apartments in Barry are equally likely to be coming for business or pleasure purposes, as Barry Island is a popular holiday area with a Pleasure Park and a long, sandy main beach, as well quitter ones nearby. Barry is the sixth largest town in Wales, having grown in the late 19th century with the development of Barry Docks, which was an alternative coal shipping area to Cardiff just up the road. As with many industrial-age docks, it is no longer used for its original purpose, although there are other docking operations still happening and there have been developments in the area in recent decades.
If you are coming to stay in our furnished housing in Barry, the town has four main train stations. Coming from Cardiff, the first is Cadoxton, one of the town’s eastern suburbs, then there is Barry Docks, followed by Barry and then, on its own spur, Barry Island. There are various road routes from Cardiff, depending in part upon where you start out, with the journey from Cardiff’s western edges taking about 20 minutes or less. Cardiff Airport is the other way, about a 10 minute drive from the centre of Barry and there are no trains close enough to the entrance to really make that a viable method of transport.
As well as being a seaside resort, the area surrounding Barry has abundant breath-taking countryside. Porthkerry sits right on the edge of the town and provides visitors to Barry who are staying in our furnished short lets there, with 220 acres of woodland and meadows to explore, as well as a pebble beach and the stunning Porthkerry Viaduct. And there is even a 12-hole pitch-and-putt golf course! Something a bit different could be a journey around the Barry Women’s Trail, a journey around the town where you will learn about 17 different women who contributed to public life in the area.
When business travellers want a break from cooking during a self-catering stay in Barry, then the regenerated docks area could be a good place to head over to. Hangfire Southern Kitchen is pretty much legendary for its barbecued menu, and it may be a good idea to pre-book. Also, The Gallery on Broad Street is an award-winning restaurant that gains recognition for its use of local produce.
Finally, whether you’re staying in Barry accommodation for business or leisure purposes, popping to the Pleasure Beach is an absolute must. Or, if you’re more focused on the beach itself, perhaps think about hiring out one of the very colourful beach huts. SITU can offer a variety of temporary housing and short term accommodation options in Barry, as well corporate housing in nearby Cardiff and other locations worldwide.