What are your 7 Wonders of Barry?

The Rough Guide in its list of 25 must-see things in Wales fails to include Barry and Barry Island.


Do we need to put the record straight?

Maybe by sharing what you think are 'The 7 Wonders of Barry & Barry Island' we can do more to get people to realize the magic of Barry and include it as a must-see place.

Here are our suggestions for the '7 Wonders' - do you agree? Is anything missing? What would you add?

1. Beautiful beaches - the best beaches near a city- just 25 minutes from the centre of Cardiff - with a choice of 5 beaches - Jackson's Bay, Whitmore Bay, The Old Harbour, The Knapp, and Porthkerry.

2. The headlands of Friar's Point, Nells Point and The Knapp Headland.

3. The Gavin & Stacey experience - take a tour, try your hand in Nessa's Slots, visit 47 Trinity Street, see Dave's Coach and more

4. The classic quintessential British seaside experience. Enjoy the Rock Shop and the fun of the British seaside

5. The 'Cradle of Christianity' Tour - visit historic sites where South Wales played a major role in the early Christian Church.

6. Barry Town United - the amazing story of how a club was rescued by its fans, with a 100 year pedigree including beating mighty Porto.

7. Barry steam railway and World War II experience

Wonder if the Rough Guide will sit up and take notice?

What are your '7 Wonders of Barry'?

edited on Feb 3, 2014 by Barry Ideas Bank

o'shea's fish&chip cafe Feb 5, 2014

O'Shea's Award Winning Fish&Chip Cafe Established in 1946 overlooking Whitmore Bay with far reaching views across the Bristol Channel and a wall gallery of bygone times at Barry Island, serving freshly cooked golden battered Cod&chips is a must when visiting wales in the summer or winter! 

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Barry Ideas Bank Feb 5, 2014

Great suggestion?

Congratuation on the award - any judges' comments to share about why you stood out above establishments?

Is there a definitive fish and chips treat?

Also, what do people need to do to win the 'Man v Food Challenge'?

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o'shea's fish&chip cafe Feb 5, 2014

There's something very special about fish& chips at the seaside and a visit to O'Shea's on a sunny October afternoon made it a wonderful visit to the coast.

With great views over the beach and sea O'Shea's is an absolute gem.

As a cafe & takeaway you can sit inside or outside and enjoy your food or, of course eat while you stroll along the prom.

Even on a Thursday in the autumn, O'Shea's was doing a great trade when we arrived and little wonder.

Our freshly cooked Cod&Chips were delicious-pipping hot,with golden fluffy chips and tasy fresh top quality fish.

It was a generous portion too and great value for money.

South Wales Food & Drink Awards 2013/14 runner up, Highly Commended judges comments.

we are no longer running Man v Food challenge, looking for new ideas?

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