Charles Church


Barry is on the coast just 10 miles from Cardiff. This is a fabulous location for a new home in South Wales, with convenient access to the city for work and leisure, as well as excellent local facilities. This area is a holiday destination and that means thriving amenities and services for local people too. The commuter links into Cardiff in particular, have given Barry its excellent reputation as a sought-after place to live.

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Living in Barry

Travel and transport

Barry benefits from two train stations, one in the town centre and one on Barry Island, which both offer fast routes to Cardiff Central, and onward links to Newport, Bridgend, Bristol and London. This is an ideal location for commuters. The A4232 and A4266 are key local road routes connecting with the M4, and it's only a 10-minute drive to Cardiff Airport.

Local information

Barry has two main shopping areas, Mermaid Quay and King’s Square, hosting high street shops and banks. The high street at the heart of the town and the Waterfront Retail Park, provide a wide range of shops, both national and independent, and places to eat. A 25-minute train journey, or 30-minute drive time, takes you into central Cardiff, for all the services and amenities that the Welsh capital offers.

Local schools

Barry has excellent educational provision. Holton School, High Street School, Romilly Primary School and Barry Island School are English-Medium primary schools. Ysgol St Baruc and Ysgol St Curig are Welsh-Medium primary schools. All Saints Church in Wales School and St Helen’s Catholic School are denominational primary schools. Secondary age children can attend Whitmore High School (English-medium), Pencoedtre High School (English-medium), Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg (Welsh-medium) and ST Richard Gwyn RC (denominational).