Barry is a community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, on the north coastline of the Bristol Channel about 9 miles (14 kilometres) south-southwest of Cardiff. Barry is a seaside resort, with attractions consisting of several beaches the resurrected Barry Island Pleasure Park. According to Office for National Statistics 2016 estimate information, the population of Barry was 54,673, making it the third biggest community in Wales, after Wrexham and also Merthyr Tydfil. Once a little town, Barry has absorbed its bigger adjoining villages of Cadoxton and also Barry Island, as well as now, Sully. It expanded significantly from the 1880s with the growth of Barry Docks, which in 1913 was the largest coal port in the world. The area was perhaps named after Saint Baruc. Barry is the management centre of the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as home to Barry Town United F.C. The roadway from Bonvilston was initially the B4266, as just Pontypridd Road within the community still is, and also the road from Emphasize Park throughout the Vale to Bridgend was the B4265, as past Cardiff International Flight terminal it still is. Considering that the 1970s, parts of these roads are phoned number A4226, with the result that the A4226 emits from Weycock Cross roundabout in three instructions. The community is commonly related to Woodham Brothers scrapyard, a company that assisted over 200 steam engines endure into conservation. Although still a port, Barry is more of a production community and as a service centre for the Vale of Glamorgan. Barry Docks and also the adjacent enterprise zone form the largest employment centre in the town. The docks, whose road web links were dramatically improved with the opening of the Docks Link Road in 1981, now have direct road gain access to with the M4 freeway. The docks can handle vessels approximately 23,000 tonnes as well as the first-rate tidal setting near the deep-water channel of the Severn Estuary, enables arranged cruisings. With its transit sheds, storehouses and also open storage, the docks are equipped to manage bulk cargoes but with the scrapping of their former electrical cranes, ships' very own derricks have to be used or cranes employed in by ABP as required. Two roll on/roll off berths are available as well as have been made use of by courses to Ireland and West Africa. As at January 2016, Intermodal raifreight traffic is being run from No. 2 Dock. With a new presence on the Mole in No. 1 Dock and the stipulation of a concrete slipway from it, leisure rowing and dinghy sailing is readily available (2016 ). The majority of industrial companies are located in the dock area. The biggest are the chemical creating concerns such as Cabot Carbon as well as Dow Corning that recently finished the growth of the biggest silicones plant in Europe. Various other major employers in Barry Docks are Jewson Builders' Merchants, Western Welding as well as Engineering, Bumnelly, and Associated British Ports Holdings who, since 1982 have actually run the docks as followers to the British Transport Docks Board. To the west of Barry is Porthkerry Park. This is a big area of open space, with woodlands, streams, and also access to a pebbly coastline. In the park is the previous Barry Railway Company viaduct with 13 curved periods standing 110 ft high. Complying with the closure of the Vale of Glamorgan line to travelers between Barry and Bridgend in 1964, it was reopened on 10 June 2005 and for a lot of its 19 miles, supplies a scenic view as well as link to Llantwit Major and also beyond to Bridgend.