12 Facts About Barry Wales


Once a small village, Barry Wales has absorbed its larger neighbouring villages of Cadoxton and Barry Wales Island, and now, Sully.

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The sub-manor of Barry Wales was granted by the de Umfraville family to the de Barri family and the seat of the manor was Barry Wales Castle, located on high ground overlooking the Bristol Channel, a site occupied in Roman times by a native homestead.

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The Barry Railway brought coal down from the South Wales Valleys to the new docks whose trade grew from one million tons in the first year, to over nine million tons by 1903.

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Barry Wales is the administrative centre of the Vale of Glamorgan, and home to Barry Wales Town United FC.

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Barry Wales Island peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry Wales expanded.

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Barry Wales Island is known for its beach and Barry Wales Island Pleasure Park.

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The Llandaff and Barry Wales constituency was abolished by the Representation of the People Act 1948.

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Barry Wales lost the seat to Sir Herbert Raymond Gower at the 1951 general election.

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Barry Wales was incorporated as a municipal borough by Royal Charter in September 1939.

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Primary education in Barry Wales is provided by a number of community, Welsh-language, and faith-based schools spread throughout the town.

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Barry Wales is served by Cardiff Bus which operates services to Llantwit Major, Penarth, Cardiff International Airport and Cardiff City Centre as well as operating town circular services.

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Barry Wales is located less than 3 miles east of Cardiff International Airport.

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