7 places on Barry Island that Gavin and Stacey fans need to visit

You might not run into Nessa, Gwen or Uncle Bryn but you can still enter the world of Gavin and Stacey by taking a tour of Barry Island.

It only ran for three series but the BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey has become a classic.

And aside from Gav, Stacey, Smithy, Bryn, Pam, Mick, Gwen et al, one of the show’s major characters was Barry, the seaside town where the show’s Welsh contingent lived, worked and played, and its beach resort, Barry Island.

If you’re a big fan of the show, you can easily visit some of its iconic filming locations, from Gavin and Stacey’s favourite chippy to the square where Nessa worked as a human statue…

Head on to Barry Island to see what’s occurin’ and visit these seven Gavin and Stacey locations.

The Square, Barry Island

This is where it all began. This is the square from where Dave’s Coaches took Stacey and a less willing Nessa to London to meet Gavin and Smithy for the first time.

Island Leisure Amusement Arcade, Western Shelter

Nessa’s domain, where she worked the slots in the first series. Try your luck on the arcade machines or stock up on Gavin and Stacey goodies here.

Trinity Street, Barry

Gwen, Uncle Bryn and toy boy-loving neighbour Doris all lived on street. You probably won’t pick up one of Gwen’s famous omelettes while you’re here but you can enjoy the cute terraced houses.

The Tadross Hotel, Barry

The whole gang reunited here to celebrate the christening of baby Neil; it was also the first time Nessa’s dad made an appearance in the show.

King Square, outside Barry Town Hall

Another place Nessa worked, this time in series 2 as a living statue to earn some extra cash.

Marco’s Coffee and Ice Cream Bar, Barry Island

Pop here for a cup of tea and a snack and enjoy the view; it’s also where Stacey worked in series 3.

Boofy’s Chip Shop, Western Shelter, Barry Island

Said to be Gavin and Stacey’s chippy of choice, end your day with a big, Smithy-style portion of fish and chips.

Visit the Vale of Glamorgan website for more Gavin and Stacey filming locations.

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