6 Gavin and Stacey Filming Locations to Visit in Cardiff and Barry

Gavin and Stacey Filming Locations in Cardiff and Barry

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Since the news broke that Gavin and Stacey will be returning to screens this Christmas, we thought we’d put together a go-to guide of Gavin and Stacey filming locations that we recommend visiting.

From the most significant spots in Barry Island, to memorable moments in Cardiff, there’s an array of filming locations to explore during your stay at The Exchange Hotel.

Gavin and Stacey Filming Locations in Barry

Barry Island is just a short train journey away from Cardiff, so it’s well worth visiting the island for the day to explore the world of Gavin and Stacey. Join us as we take a look at “what’s occurring” around South Wales!

1) Marco’s Cafe Barry Island

Stacey’s workplace in season 3

Promenade, Barry CF62 5TQ

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One of the most iconic Gavin and Stacey locations is Barry Island’s famous beachside cafe. Stacey could be seen working here throughout season 3 of the sitcom, and it featured in a multitude of episodes.

Marco’s Cafe is one of the most popular Gavin and Stacey locations for fans to visit, and you can even snap a photo alongside the characters, as seen above!

2) Trinity Steet Barry Island

Stacey, Bryn and Doris’ street

Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7EU

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An obvious one for any Gavin and Stacey fan. This famous street was home to Stacey, Uncle Bryn and their hilarious neighbour Doris throughout the programme. And what a view!

3) Whitmore Bay Barry Island

The famous beach from the show

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One of the most memorable Gavin and Stacey filming locations is Barry Island’s beautiful Whitmore Bay. The sandy scenery is a backdrop to the show throughout the 3 seasons. Just make sure you don’t get stuck in a rubber ring like Smithy…

4) Island Leisure Amusement Arcade

The arcade where Nessa worked

11 Paget Rd, Barry CF62 5TQ

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Another of the most unmissable Gavin and Stacey filming locations in Barry is the arcade, best known for playing host to ‘Nessa’s Slots’ where Nessa worked throughout the first series of the show.

Gavin and Stacey Filming Locations in Cardiff

Cardiff’s very own Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones still loves living in the city. “You don’t get many paparazzi on your doorstep. They probably couldn’t be bothered to pay the Severn Bridge toll, frankly.” she says. The actress who brought ‘Nessa’ to life resides near one of the most beautiful spots to visit in Cardiff, Roath Park.

5) Wales Millennium Centre

Featured as the airport arrivals lounge

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Ruth Jones’ favourite building in Cardiff also featured as one of the Gavin and Stacey filming locations. The lobby of the Wales Millennium Centre was used as the airport arrivals lounge when Gavin and Stacey return from their honeymoon. Pam and Mick bickering over the welcome home sign is without a doubt one of our favourite scenes.

6) Steinbeck and Shaw Cardiff

The club the boys and Bryn go to

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This club in Cardiff featured in series 3 of the show, as Bryn and the boys head out to soak up some nightlife. The gang’s big night out in Cardiff is said to be filmed in Steinbeck and Shaw. If you’re looking for a guide to the best bars to visit while in Cardiff, check out our guide here!

Stay at The Exchange Hotel Cardiff

If you’re planning a trip to visit Gavin and Stacey filming locations and you’ll be staying in Cardiff, look no further than the Grade II* listed Exchange Hotel for an unforgettable stay and unrivalled hotel deals.

The Exchange Hotel

Take a browse of our special offers here to make the most of your break in Cardiff. Our packages cover something for everyone, whether it’s a girls weekend away, date night or VIP getaway.

Book your stay at The Exchange Hotel here for the best available rate. You can also reach our helpful team with enquiries on 02920 107050. 

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