Barry is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, on the north shore of the Bristol Channel approximately 9 miles (14 kilometres) south-southwest of Cardiff. Barry is a seaside resort, with destinations consisting of a number of beaches the reanimated Barry Island Enjoyment Park. According to Office for National Statistics 2016 price quote data, the population of Barry was 54,673, making it the 3rd largest community in Wales, after Wrexham as well as Merthyr Tydfil. As soon as a little village, Barry has absorbed its larger neighbouring towns of Cadoxton and also Barry Island, and also currently, Sully. It grew substantially from the 1880s with the advancement of Barry Docks, which in 1913 was the biggest coal port worldwide. The area was possibly 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 road from Bonvilston was initially the B4266, as just Pontypridd Road within the town still is, and the road from Emphasize Park right through the Vale to Bridgend was the B4265, as beyond Cardiff International Flight terminal it still is. Given that the 1970s, parts of these roadways are numbered A4226, so the A4226 radiates from Weycock Cross roundabout in three directions. The community is commonly connected with Woodham Brothers scrapyard, an organisation that helped over 200 steam locomotives endure right into conservation. Although still a port, Barry is more of a production community and as a solution centre for the Vale of Glamorgan. Barry Docks and also the adjoining enterprise zone develop the largest work centre in the community. The docks, whose road web links were significantly boosted with the opening of the Docks Link Road in 1981, now have direct road accessibility with the M4 freeway. The anchors can manage vessels up to 23,000 tonnes as well as the first-rate tidal placement near to the deep-water network of the Severn Estuary, enables scheduled cruisings. With its transit sheds, stockrooms as well as open storage, the anchors are geared up to manage mass freights yet with the ditching of their previous electric cranes, ships' very own derricks have to be made use of or cranes hired in by ABP as required. 2 roll on/roll off berths are available and also have been used by routes to Ireland as well as West Africa. As at January 2016, Intermodal raifreight website traffic is being run from No. 2 Dock. With a new presence on the Mole in No. 1 Dock and also the arrangement of a concrete slipway from it, leisure rowing and rowboat cruising is offered (2016 ). The majority of commercial firms lie in the dock area. The biggest are the chemical producing worries such as Cabot Carbon and also Dow Corning that recently finished the growth of the biggest silicones plant in Europe. Various other main employers in Barry Docks are Jewson Builders' Merchants, Western Welding as well as Engineering, Bumnelly, and also Associated British Ports Holdings that, given that 1982 have run the docks as followers to the British Transport Docks Board. To the west of Barry is Porthkerry Park. This is a large area of open space, with forests, streams, and accessibility to a pebbly coastline. In the park is the previous Barry Railway Company viaduct with 13 curved spans standing 110 feet high. Complying with the closure of the Vale of Glamorgan line to passengers in between Barry as well as Bridgend in 1964, it was resumed on 10 June 2005 as well as for the majority of its 19 miles, offers a panorama as well as link to Llantwit Major and also beyond to Bridgend.