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With so much to do and see, exploring and discovering is essential!

Barry is a relatively new town. In 1881, there were no more than 500 people living in the three parishes of Barry, Merthyr Dyfan and Cadoxton.

The docks and railway transformed the place. From 1885 to 1914 the population grew to 38,000 and all these people needed homes. Barry Urban District Council was formed in 1894, which imposed proper building standards based on the 1875 Public Health Act. Well-built streets, parks and amenities quickly developed, and place names often refer to the people who built them.

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Upcoming Events

Barry has a busy programme of annual events ranging from open-air cinema, triathlons, Gwyl Fach y Fro and artist-led events.