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Knap Gardens

Lakeside, The Knap, Barry, CF62 6YU


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 Knap Gardens

The Knap Gardens is a Green Flag park.


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. 


The area around the Knap was designed and developed under the influence of the Garden City movement. There are some pleasant 1920’s houses, another large park and a small number of shops a short distance away.


Please note: Dogs must be on leads as there are swans and ducks in the park.


  • Swans, Ducks, Geese
  • Local Bus Services
  • Coffee Shops
  • Roman Villa
  • Views across Channel
  • Beach ban during summer
  • Knap car terrace parking
  • Approach to Cardiff International
  • Selection of borders and wild flowers
  • Pebble Beach
  • Skateboard Park, Surfing and Windsurfing
  • Toilets at Knap Car Terrace Car Park
  • Wales Coastal Path
  • Wheelchair Access


Public transport - Bus services via The Parade, a 10m walk and Broad Street, a 500m walk from the Park.


The nearest rail link is from Barry Town station, approximately 500m away.


There is an extensive free car park at the Knap Car Terrace 100m away.


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