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Dinas Powys is a large village, a community and a refortified hill fort in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales. It is on the outskirts of Cardiff, about 5 km from the city centre on the A4055 road from Cardiff to Barry. It is considered by many to be an outer suburb of Cardiff since widespread development around the Cardiff Bay area.

Character
Although a known as a village it is one of the largest population centres in the Vale of Glamorgan, and in population size can be considered a small town. The old village centre has, as well as housing, a number of shops, pubs and restaurants. Many of its inhabitants are workers in Cardiff. Politically, the village is notable for having a community council that has been dominated by the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru, for over two decades. This is a unique phenomenon in this part of south east Wales.

Dinas Powys is home to one half of St Cyres School. The "Dinas Site" is the smaller of the two sites. It contains students from Year 7 to 9 or (11-14). However, it will be demolished in the near future, in favour of one site in Penarth. This will be happening between 2008-2010.

Churches
Dinas Powys is also noted for its 12th century parish church, dedicated to St Andrew. This church is located in the hamlet of St Andrews, a short distance away from Dinas Powys the main protestant church in Dinas Powys is St Peter's while the Catholic Church is St Mary's.

Archaeology
The village is noted for the remains of a Norman castle, and for the fact that the adjacent Cwm George was the site of a Celtic hill fort from which the village takes its name. The hill fort site was excavated in the 1950s and found to contain evidence of wooden structures and a large quantity of high status metalwork, jewellery, glass and imported pottery dating from the sub-Roman period, between the 5th and 7th centuries. According to the historian John Davies, the name Dinas Powys (earlier spelling 'Dinas Powis') is derive from the latin "Dinas Pagus" - meaning "city of pagans". Another theory is that the site was built by a prince of Powys (Dinas Powys: "The city of Powys").


 Trains in Dinas Powys: Dinas Powys is on the Vale of Glamorgan Line


 Libraries Dinas Powys:
 Dinas Powys Library
       Fairoaks
       The Murch
       Dinas Powys
       CF64 4QU
 029 2051 2556
 Mon 10.00am-6.00pm
       Tue 10.00am-6.00pm
       Wed 10.00am-6.00pm
       Thur 10.00am-1.00pm
       Fri 10.00am-6.00pm
       Sat 10.00am-5.00pm


 Football Dinas Powys: Dinas Powys FC


 Golf Dinas Powys:
 Dinas Powys Golf Club
       Highwalls Road
       Dinas Powys
       Vale of Glamorgan
       CF64 4AJ
 01222 512727


 Rugby Dinas Powys: Dinas Powys RFC


 Pubs/Bars Dinas Powys:
 Cross Keys
       Elm Grove Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4AA
 029 2051 6004

 The Malthouse
       The Parade
       Castle Drive
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4NR
 029 2051 2445

 Star
       Station Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4DE
 029 2051 4245

 The Swan
       Cardiff Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4DH
 029 2051 3355

 Three Horseshoes
       1 Station Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4DE
 029 2051 6011


 Restaurants Dinas Powys:
 Huntsman
       Station Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4DE
 029 2051 4900

 Mezzanotte (Italian)
       67 Cardiff Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4JT
 029 2051 4011


 Cafes Dinas Powys:
 Pit Stop Cafe
       Cardiff Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4JS
 029 20514111


 Take Aways Dinas Powys:
 The Balti Tandoori Takeaway (Indain)
       17 Station Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4DE
 029 2051 2640

 Dinas Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       19 Station Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4DE
 029 2051 3130

 Happy Garden (Chinese)
       16 Cardiff Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4JS
 029 2051 2162

 The In Plaice (Fish and Chips)
       5 The Parade
       Castle Drive
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4NR
 029 2051 3131

 West Lake Chinese Take Away (Chinese)
       4a Elmgrove Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4AA
 029 20513856

 The Yellow River
       3 The Parade
       Castle Drive
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4NR
 029 2051 2525


 Misc Dinas Powys:
 Dinas Powys Bowling Club
       The Pavilion
       St Andrews Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4HB
 029 20512131

 Dinas Powys Athletic Club Ltd
       The Pavilion
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4DL
 029 20513276

 Dinas Powis Lawn Tennis Club
       St Andrews Road
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4HB
 029 20512163

 Murch Bowling Club
       Sunnycroft Lane
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4QP
 029 20513073


 Taxis Dinas Powys:
 Dinas Powis Cars
       Radian Garage
       Cardiff Rd
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4JX
 029 2051 1000

 LB Private Hire
       28 Sir Ivor Place
       Dinas Powys
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 4QZ
 029 2051 4164



 

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