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Thanks to the long dead Countess of Plymouth, Penarth became "a beautiful and commodious watering place, a successful competitor with other places of summer resort" . It was once where the entire working population of Cardiff went for their Bank Holidays
Only a couple of miles south of Cardiff, Penarth is the real seaside. It has a long Pier, an Esplanade, a Lifeboat Station, Italian cafe's and ice-cream shops. Oh, and a beach too, of course, though more stones than sand!
Also included are some very splendid public parks, stretching down the hillside to the sea-front. And a pleasant shopping centre. And several art galleries.
AND splendid views of Cardiff, the Bristol Channel, Flat Holm and Steep Holm from the top of Penarth Head.
Catch a bus or train from Cardiff Central Station. Or a steam boat from Illfracombe, Devon!
- Pros:Promenade, Gardens, Headland, Views, close to Cardiff
- Cons:Spoiled by some modern seafront developments.
Next to the Cosmeston Lakes is a re-created collection of thatched buildings. Cosmeston Medieval Village is built on the... more travel advice
St Augustine's Church is at the highest point of Penarth Head, 230 feet above the old county of South Glamorgan. It has... more travel advice
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