Located 3 miles from Barry is Dinas Powys. This is a fantastic place to stop by while you’re passing through, so why not add it to your itinerary?
Nothing screams vacation like loading up the car with supplies and cruising to the seaside. Barry has some glorious beaches nearby, so bring along a good book (and a kite if the wind’s blowing) and take a jaunt to one of these fantastic options:
Sand Bay Beach (12 miles away).
Berrow Sands (16 miles away).
Dunraven Bay (16 miles away).
Whether you’re hitting the road solo or with the whole family, we’ve got the ideal set of wheels for you in Barry. If you want something small, why not pick up the keys to a mini or compact? These nifty cars are easy to park and affordable to run. Can’t wait to get out and explore the surrounding areas? An SUV might be just what you need. If you’d rather go all out this vacation, drive around in style with one of our ritzy premium cars.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a huge variety of luxury rental vehicles on offer in Barry. What you go for will depend on your budget and the activities you’ve got planned. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you’re just after a set of wheels to zip around town in as efficiently as possible, go for a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
Wherever the road may lead you, getting there will be a whole lot easier when you’re clued up on the traffic rules. Learn a thing or two about driving around Barry here:
In Barry, drivers stick to the left side of the road. This means the driver’s seat is on the right side. If you’ve rented a manual transmission car, you’ll have to get used to shifting gears with your left hand.
Peak-hour traffic isn’t a major concern in Barry and the wider area of Cardiff. With a population of 447,300, the roads aren’t as busy here as they are in bigger cities.
Nabbing a parking space in Barry is relatively easy. Of course, it depends on the time and place — you may have trouble parking right in the center during busy periods.
Barry is a neighborhood in Cardiff, where speed limits range from 30mph to 70mph. However, there are exceptions. Residential zones are usually 30mph unless otherwise signed.
More often than not, your rental car company will charge the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Cardiff.
Like many places, normal cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in Barry. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just ensure you keep your eyes on the road.
When behind the wheel in Barry, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have one or two drinks with lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Turning on a red light isn’t allowed in Barry. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights so you don’t break any traffic laws.