Barry is a Welsh coastal town in the Vale of Glamorgan. It is named after St Baruc, who drowned in the Bristol Channel and was buried in a chapel nearby.
The sandy beach of the town's famous Barry Island peninsula boasts a prestigious Blue Flag. Barry Island attracts many holiday-makers and has its own fairground and railway station. Other local attractions include the 220-acre Porthkerry Country Park and Knap Lake, a popular picnic spot.
Around 47,000 people live in Barry. Along with its many bars and cafés, Barry offers traditional high street shops, as well as national chain stores. The town's Victorian docks declined along with coal mining in the last century, but the area is being redeveloped for leisure and retail use.
Barry has a direct rail link to nearby Cardiff. The town was the setting for the hit BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey.