Gavin & Stacey Locations Tour

Re-live a modern love story on the Gavin & Stacey Locations Tour. Come see what’s occurring in Stacey West’s hometown, Barry Island.

Spanning over two countries, Gavin and Stacey tells the story of true romance, and how it knows no bounds. It follows the story of two young lovers who overcome distance, cultural differences and toll bridges in order to follow their hearts’ desires. Now you can see the sites where it all happened, and enjoy a trip to the seaside while you’re at it!

From 39 per person

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  • See Gwen and Stacey's home and see where Nessa proposes to Smithy
  • Go inside the church where Neil is christened and where Vanessa ‘Shanessa’ Jenkins nearly gets married to Dave Coaches
  • Win a small prize in our Gavin and Stacey quiz!
  • See where Nessa works as a mime artist
  • Stop off at the caravan site where Nessa and Dave live with Neil the baby

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See all of the Barry Island filming locations on this mini coach tour!

While it isn’t Dave’s Coaches, you’ll be escorted the seaside town by an expert tour guide. They will be able to show you all of the memorable sites and settings, and even tell you some tales from behind the scenes. And, to make sure the fun never stops, they’ll also quiz you on your Gavin and Stacey knowledge. Make sure to do your research too, because there’s a prize at the end for the winner!

You’ll get to see all the famous locations. Like the street where Gwen and Bryn live. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to get a quick omelette to go, but you can definitely grab a snack at Marco’s Coffee and Ice Cream Bar. You might recognise this as the cafe where Stacey worked.

The Gavin and Stacey Locations Tour also makes a stop at the local church. This is the setting for many of the show’s biggest events, like Neil’s christening and Nessa’s wedding. You’ll also get to visit the caravan where Nessa and Dave lived. This was also the base of operations for Nessa’s fortune-telling business.

Gavin and Stacey Tour / Barry Island Seafront
Gavin and Stacey Tour / Barry Island Seafront

There are many locations by the Barry seafront too!

You’ll get to see the town square where Nessa tries to make money as a living statue. And the spot along the promenade where she sets up her Santa’s grotto in the Christmas special. This is also the pick-up/drop-off point for Dave’s Coaches.

Also along the promenade, you’ll visit the Island Leisure Amusement Centre. This is yet another of Nessa’s workplaces. You’ll even have the chance to sit in her chair, and maybe even sing a verse of Islands in the Stream!

Finally, you can enjoy some ice cream, or even a Smithy-sized portion of fish and chips, and gaze out over the sea. Just like the four main characters did at the end of the TV series’ finale. Tidy!

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1. Station Approach Road Bus Stop

Meet your guide and coach at Station Approach Road bus stop (next to the roundabout that leads to Friars Road) at Barry Island and close to the entrance to Barry Island public car park.

To get there from Barry Island railway Station turn left as you exit the station, take the first right and you will see Dave’s coach at the end of the road on the left-hand side.

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