Barry is a community in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, on the north coast of the Bristol Channel around 9 miles (14 kilometres) south-southwest of Cardiff. Barry is a seaside resort, with attractions including several coastlines the reanimated Barry Island Satisfaction 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 and also Merthyr Tydfil. Once a tiny village, Barry has actually absorbed its bigger neighbouring towns of Cadoxton and Barry Island, as well as currently, Sully. It grew substantially from the 1880s with the growth of Barry Docks, which in 1913 was the biggest coal port in the world. The place was perhaps named after Saint Baruc. Barry is the management centre of the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as house 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 roadway from Highlight Park throughout the Vale to Bridgend was the B4265, as beyond Cardiff International Airport terminal it still is. Because the 1970s, parts of these roadways are numbered A4226, with the result that the A4226 emits from Weycock Cross roundabout in 3 instructions. The community is typically connected with Woodham Brothers scrapyard, a company that helped over 200 steam engines survive right into preservation. Although still a port, Barry is even more of a production town and also as a service centre for the Vale of Glamorgan. Barry Docks as well as the adjoining enterprise zone form the largest employment centre in the community. The docks, whose road web links were dramatically boosted with the opening of the Docks Link Road in 1981, currently have direct roadway accessibility with the M4 freeway. The docks can deal with vessels as much as 23,000 tonnes and the superior tidal position near to the deep-water channel of the Severn Estuary, allows for scheduled sailings. With its transportation sheds, stockrooms as well as open storage space, the anchors are furnished to take care of bulk cargoes but with the junking of their previous electrical cranes, ships' very own derricks have to be made use of or cranes hired in by ABP as called for. 2 roll on/roll off berths are available and also have been made use of by courses to Ireland as well as West Africa. As at January 2016, Intermodal raifreight web traffic is being run from No. 2 Dock. With a brand-new existence on the Mole in No. 1 Dock as well as the stipulation of a concrete slipway from it, leisure rowing and dinghy sailing is readily available (2016 ). The majority of commercial companies lie in the dock area. The largest are the chemical creating concerns such as Cabot Carbon and also Dow Corning who recently completed the growth of the biggest silicones plant in Europe. Other primary companies in Barry Docks are Jewson Builders' Merchants, Western Welding as well as Design, Bumnelly, and Associated British Ports Holdings that, given that 1982 have run the docks as successors to the British Transport Docks Board. To the west of Barry is Porthkerry Park. This is a large location of open space, with timberlands, streams, and access to a pebbly beach. In the park is the former Barry Railway Company viaduct with 13 arched spans standing 110 ft high. Complying with the closure of the Vale of Glamorgan line to travelers in between Barry as well as Bridgend in 1964, it was reopened on 10 June 2005 and also for a lot of its 19 miles, supplies a panorama and link to Llantwit Major as well as beyond to Bridgend.