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Top 10 MUST SEE places in Barry

The town of Barry, which was built especially for the TV series Gavin and Stacey, is home to some wonderful places. WalesOnCraic gives you the lowdown on the must-see places to go if you go there.

1

The Second Hand Greggs Shop

Aug 26, 2014
The Second Hand Greggs Shop

Not content with having just ONE Greggs, the people of Barry have their very own SECOND HAND Greggs shop, which sells all the shit that no-one bought the day before. Greggs call it the Greggs Outlet. Barry people don't.

2

Barry Hospital

Aug 26, 2014
Barry Hospital

Barry Hospital got its name after a competition in a local newspaper. The aim of the competition was to come up with a new name for the new hospital in Barry. The winning entry was 'Barry Hospital'. A month after it opened, the roof blew off. And yes, all of that is true.

3

The Park Bench That Beppo Used To Sleep On

Aug 26, 2014
The Park Bench That Beppo Used To Sleep On

Poor Beppo. Despite his drunken rants at kids, not may people knew the real reason why he hit the streets. Wherever you are Beppo, WE SALUTE YOU!

4

The Civic Amenity Site

Aug 26, 2014
The Civic Amenity Site

You can get rid of all kinds of shit here. You just need to go to Sully to do it.

5

A Charity Shop

Aug 26, 2014
A Charity Shop

Go to a charity shop and buy shit that people cared so much about, that they put it in a bin bag and took it down to the charity shop.

6

Where They Filmed Gavin and Stacey

Aug 26, 2014
Where They Filmed Gavin and Stacey

See where they filmed a mildly amusing comedy over 7 years ago. The Vale of Glamorgan Council are projecting their entire 2014/15 budget based on the hope that they might do another series and draw millions of people from around the world to see where it was filmed.

7

Where the Lido Used to Be

Aug 26, 2014
Where the Lido Used to Be

The Lido over the Knap was where people used to go swimming. There's a campaign running to reinstall the pool so that the people of Barry can go swimming in the rain.

8

See Where Fred West's Ashes Were Scattered

Aug 26, 2014
See Where Fred West's Ashes Were Scattered

Serial killer Fred West had his ashes scattered on Barry Island beach. Come see where the naughty scamp ended up.

9

Where The Pleasure Park Used to Be

Aug 26, 2014
Where The Pleasure Park Used to Be

Once a thriving hub of summer fun, you can still get the same thrill by paying £3 to win a shit toy by hooking a plastic duck with a sweeping brush with a hook on the end.

10

A Zumba Class

Aug 26, 2014
A Zumba Class

Go to a Zumba class. You'll feel great. Probably.