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Barry Island, The Vale of Glamorgan

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Barry Island, The Vale of Glamorgan

Barry Island (Welsh: Ynys y Barri) is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc. Barry's stretch of coast, on the Bristol Channel, has the world's second highest tidal range of 15 metres, second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry expanded.
Administrative CountyThe Vale of Glamorgan
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridST1166
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
 

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