Butlin's Barry Island Collection
An important location in the Butlin's history is in Barry Island, based in South Wales. This location is where Sir Billy Butlin had thought of an idea and one that was going to change a lot of people's lives. On a trip to Barry Island, Sir Billy was staying at a B & B and was enjoying all that Barry Island was offering. This was until tried to get back to his room to find that it had been locked and there was no way to go inside.
The inspiration had grown from this moment and the birth of the idea of the camps was born, making this location an important location. Barry Island Butlin's was also the smallest of the camps and the last one to be built. In the late 1980s, around 1986, the future of the camp as a Butlins had come to an end as Rank chose to close this location down.
However, the camp still continued to entertain many others under the name of Majestic. This was all the way until the year 1997 when the Vale of Glamorgan Council had purchased the land. Today, it's now housing with a dedicated blue plaque showing the rich history of this very important location.
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