Aberthaw House Hotel is set in the charming West End of Barry, just 20 minutes’ drive from the M4 motorway. The property was built in 1892 and boasts some original features. It offers full cooked breakfasts, and there is free Wi-Fi available throughout the building. Cardiff City Centre is 10 miles from the building. Barry Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away, where you can get trains to the city and its famous attractions in around 20 minutes.
    Nearby Points of Interest
  • Barry Island Whitmore bay (3 mi)
  • Barry Island Beach (Whitmore Bay) is 170 acres of soft sand. The facilities on the Island are Restaurants, Bars, fun fair, and arcades. Its one of the primary locations of Gavin and Stacey, Being Human, and also recently Casualty. There is a lovely promenade which takes you over to Jacksons Bay on the Left and the Old Harbor and the Knap, on the right.
  • Cardiff Castle (15 mi)
  • Cardiff Castle is located in the heart of the city and enjoys a history spanning nearly 2000 years.The highlight at the castle is a guided tour of the spectacular castle apartments. They were created in the 19th century by eccentric architect William Burges for the very rich Third Marquess of Bute. Designed as a medieval fairytale home, the rooms are filled with ornate fireplaces, gilded ceilings, intricate stained glass and carved and painted animals throughout.
  • Nearby Activities
  • Porthkerry Park (2 mi)
  • The park has nature trails, picnic sites, a Forest Cafe with a large decked area, an adventure playground, a barbecue area and a 12-hole pitch and putt golf course.Open: All year.Parking: Two car parks.Charges: Entry to the park is free; £2.50 charge
  • Local Amenities
  • Bars and Restaurants (1 mi)
  • High St boasts some lovely family run Restaurants, bars, a nightclub and takeaways. It also hosts local boutiques, brick a brac, pharmacy and paper shop.
  • The Knap (1 mi)
  • One of the most popular all year round destinations in Barry, Knap Gardens are an oasis of calm from the wind blowing in from the Cold Knap, with its flower-filled borders, a sunken garden and gently tinkling fountain. Summer or winter, Knap Gardens is a great place for families and dog walkers to go for a stroll or a bracing walk. The focal point of the garden is a harp-shaped lake with ducks and swans, and during the summer months, the occasional remote-controlled boat.
  • Cardiff Airport (6 mi)
  • The history of the airport extends back to the early 1940s, when the Air Ministry requisitioned land in the rural Vale of Glamorgan to set up a wartime satellite aerodrome and training base, named RAF Rhoose, for Royal Air Force (RAF) Spitfire pilots. Construction work commenced in 1941, and the airfield officially began life on 7 April 1942 when it was taken over by No 53 Operational Training Unit. After WW2 the airfield fell into disuse and was abandoned.
  • Barry Train Station (1 mi)
  • The station has a basic four trains per hour service (Mon-Sat) to Cardiff Central eastbound and three per hour to Barry Island and one per hour to Bridgend westbound. Eastbound trains usually continue beyond Cardiff Central to either Merthyr Tydfil or Aberdare (half-hourly to each). On Sundays there are either 2 or 3 trains per hour to Cardiff Central (one each hour continuing to either Merthyr or Aberdare), half hourly trains to Barry Island and one every two hours to Bridgend.
Junction 33 M4
(10.0mi, 16.1km)

At junction 33, take the A4232 exit to Airport/Penarth/Barry/Cardiff West. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A4232 heading to Cardiff West/Barry/Airport/Penarth. Take the A48/A4050 exit toward Cardiff (W)/Barry Airport/. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Port Rd/A4050. Go through 6 roundabouts.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Colcot Rd/A4050.Continue to follow A4050. Go through 2 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Porthkerry Rd. We are on the right.