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Penarth (Welsh: pen head, + garth cliff or hill, or arth bear) is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, lying on the Bristol Channel (or Môr Hafren) and Cardiff Bay. The town lies at the southern end of the Cardiff Bay Barrage, which it is possible to walk across (though access for pedestrians through the dockyards on the east end of the barrage is restricted). It is also situated near to the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. The title of the town is commonly misinterpreted to mean 'Bear's Head', the second part of the town's name proving problematic to translate for some, when in fact it means 'Clifftops', gaining its name from the cliffs running along the town's seafront. The town does however have a popular pub known as The Bear's Head.

Attractions in Penarth include Penarth Pier , which is over one hundred years old and is (2005) in the process of being redeveloped, several art galleries, while both Cosmeston Medieval Village and Lavernock Point lie nearby. Due to its ideal location for commuters to travel into Cardiff, its picturesque scenery and Victorian style architecture in many older parts of the town, as well as the massive redevelopments taking place in nearby Cardiff Bay, Penarth has become a much sought-after area in South Wales, causing property values to soar.

The town of Penarth owes its development to the massive expansion of the local coal industry in the 19th century. Its proximity to Cardiff, which was the natural outlet for the industrial valleys of Glamorgan, and its waterfront meant that it was ideally situated to meet the world demand for welsh coal through the construction of the docks. The contract for the building of Penarth Dock was placed in 1859 and the dock was opened six years later in 1865.

Over 200 years ago Penarth was little more than a village, being one of five parishes in the Hundred of Dinas Powys, with a combined population of just over 300.

By 1861 the number of people in the five parishes had increased to 1,898 and to 3,382 by 1871. In 1875 three of the parishes - Penarth, Cogan, and Llandough - were merged into the Penarth Local Board, giving a population of 6,228 persons by 1881. This figure had doubled by 1891 with the opening of the railway and had increased even further by 1901 to 14,228 persons.

The development of the town was rapid and Penarth soon became self-sufficient with its own local government, thriving shopping centre and community facilities. Many of the town's features owe their origin to the landowners of the time and the results of their vision can be seen by the many fine buildings and parks which make Penarth what it is today. Thanks to the generosity of these landowners, Penarth earned the reputation of "The Garden by the Sea" because of its beautiful parks and open spaces. Furthermore, many of the buildings and features of the town have led to a substantial part being designated as a Conservation Area because of its Victorian/Edwardian architecture.

The once-renowned Penarth Rugby Football Club is based at The Athletic Field, Lavernock Road, Penarth, where it used to host the world-famous Barbarians Football Club each Easter Good Friday, until 1986. This fixture was the start of the "Baa-Baas" annual South Wales tour, which also encompassed playing Cardiff on the Saturday, Swansea on Easter Monday and Newport on the Tuesday. Easter Sunday would see the Barbarians "playing" golf at the Glamorganshire Golf Club, in Penarth, while the former Esplanade Hotel, that was located on the seafront at Penarth would host the party for the trip, at their "spiritual home".

Alun Michael is the MP and Lorraine Barrett is the Welsh Assembly member for Cardiff South & Penarth.


 Trains: Penarth is on the Vale Line


 Farmers Markets in Penarth:
 Penarth Farmers Market
       Westbourne Scool
       4 Hickmaqn Road
       Penarth
       Vale of Glamorgan
       CF64 2EZ
       10am-1pm 4th Staurdays each month
 01565 661 100


 Arts/Galleries in Penarth:
 Turner House Gallery
       Turner House
       Plymouth Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3DH
 029 20708870


 Golf in Penarth:
 Glamorganshire Golf Club
       Lavernock Road
       Penarth
       Vale of Glamorgan
       CF64 5UP
 01222 701185
 http://www.glamorganshiregolfclub.co.uk/


 Historic Buildings:
 Penarth Pier
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20708849


 Football in Penarth:
 Cogan Coronation FC


 Libraries in Penarth:
 Penarth Library
       Stanwell Road
       Penarth
       CF64 2YT
 029 2070 8438
 Mon 9.30am-6.00pm
       Tue 9.30am-6.00pm
       Wed 9.30am-6.00pm
       Thur 9.30am-8.00pm
       Fri 9.30am-6.00pm
       Sat 9.00am-5.30pm
 Wheelchair access, hearing loop


 Rugby in Penarth:
 Old Penarthians RFC
       10 St Marks Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3PF
 029 20701810

 Penarth RFC


 Vets in Penarth:
 Park Veterinary Group
       22 Albert Rd
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1BZ
 029 2070 3952

 Penarth Pet Health Care Centre
       2f Cornerswell Rd
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2UZ
 029 2035 0095


 Tourist Information Centres in Penarth:

 Telephone:

029 2070 8849

 Fax:

 

 Email:

[email protected]

 Address:

Penarth Pier
The Esplanade
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3AU

 Hours:

Summer 7 Days 10:00 - 17:30


 Pubs/Bars in Penarth:
 Albion
       28 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1EF
       02920 330743

 Barons Court Beefeater
       Barons Court
       Penarth Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ND
 029 20708635

 Bears Head
       37-39 Windsor Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1JD

 Cefn Mably
       1 Lavernock Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3NW
 02920 190329

 Chandlers
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20703401

 The Clive Arms
       31 John St
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1DN
 029 20251931

 Cogan Hotel
       51 Hewell Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2JZ
 029 20256900

 The Golden Lion
       69 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1EF
 029 20701574

 Manor House
       Sully Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2TQ

 Oyster Catcher
       Terra Nova Way
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1SB
 02920 709836

 The Pilot
       67 Queens Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1DJ
 02920 257375

 The Railway
       1 Plymouth Rd
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3DA
 029 2035 2021

 St Fagans Hotel
       114 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1EB

 Station Hotel
       Windsor Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1JG
 02920 403524

 Walton House Hotel
       37 Victoria Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3HY

 Westbourne Hotel
       8 Victoria Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3EF

 The Windsor
       Windsor Rd
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1JE
 029 2070 2821


 Hotels in Penarth:
 Glendale Hotel
       8-10 Plymouth Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3DH
 029 20706701

 Manor House
       Sully Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2TQ
 029 20709309

 The Seacot Hotel
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20700333

 Westbourne Hotel
       8 Victoria Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3EF
 029 20707268


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Penarth:
 Alandale Guest House
       17 Plymouth Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3DA
 029 20709226

 Brecon Lodge Town House B&B
 6 Kymin Terrace
       Penarth
       Vale of Glamorgan
       CF64 1WW
 029 2070 2111
 [email protected]
 www.breconlodge.co.uk

 Hickman Lodge
 17 Hickman Road
       Penarth
       Vale of Glamorgan
       CF64 2AJ
 029 207 01044
 [email protected]
 http://www.hickmanlodge.co.uk

 Holm House
       Marine Parade
       Cogan
       CF64 3BG


 Restaurants in Penarth:
 Barons Court Beefeater
       Barons Court
       Penarth Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ND
 029 20708635

 Blue Pelican Cafe
       Hamptons
       10 Ludlow Lane
       Penarth
       Vale of Glamorgan
       CF64 1EA
 029 2070 5391

 Chandlers
       Penarth Pier
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20703401

 Cioni Bistro (Italian)
       Cliff Parade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 5BP
 029 20702785

 The Corner House Restaurant (French)
       46 Plassey Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1EL
 029 20330829

 El Porto
       Penarth Marina
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1TT
 029 20705551

 Mediterraneo (Italian)
       The Boat House
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20703428

 Paramount Tandoori (Indian)
       5 Station Approach
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3EE
 029 20708778

 Prince Of India Restaurant (Indian)
       13 Ludlow Lane
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1EA
 029 20700137

 Tony's Seashore Grill
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20702147

 Tropical Tandoori Restauraunt (Indian)
       33-34 Windsor Terrace
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1AB
 029 20211501

 Villa Napoli (Italian)
       Glendale Hotel
       10 Plymouth Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3DH
 029 20709269


 Cafes in Penarth:
 Jen Eva
       2 Royal Buildings
       Stanwell Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2AB
 029 20190057

 Jesters
       101 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ED
 029 20704560

 North Meets South
       7 Windsor Arcade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1JA
 029 20708157

 Rabaiotti Cafe
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20702424


 Take Aways in Penarth:
 The Kiosk
       Royal Buildings
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3EB
 029 20704222

 Magic Wok (Chinese)
       31 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1EF
 029 20711813

 Noble House
       7 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ED
 029 20702830

 Penarth Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       14 Cornerswell Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2UZ
 029 20257700

 Plassey Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       87 Plassey Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1EP
 029 20707101

 Tasty Oriental (Chinese)
       12 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ED
 029 20708777

 Tony's
       Penarth Pier
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20708577

 Saagor
       104 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ED
 029 20700332

 Spring Garden (Fish and Chips)
       4 Pill Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2JR
 029 20705578

 Wishful House
       9 Cornerswell Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2UW
 029 20706238


 For Children in Penarth:
 St Aubin (Nursery)
       34 Archer Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3HL
 029 20708112

 Victoria Private Day Nursery
       6 Victoria Avenue
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3EN
 029 20711455


 Riding in Penarth:
 Downs Side Riding Centre
       Sully Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2TR
 029 20709719


 Sailing in Penarth:
 Penarth Yacht Club
       The Esplanade
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AU
 029 20708196


 Taxis in Penarth:
 B-Line Taxis
       Hillcrest Andrew Rd
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2NS
 029 2070 9822

 K-Tax
       The Kiosk
       Station Approach
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3EE
 029 2070 8525

 Penarth Cars
       18 Glebe St
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ED
 029 2070 1122

 Sully Cars
       85 Porlock Drive
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 5QB
 029 2053 0847

 Town Cars
       3 Queensgate Mews
       Albert Rd
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1BX
 029 2070 0799


 Other in Penarth:
 Cogan Coronation Club & Institute Ltd
       1 Hewell Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2JZ
 029 20709277

 Penarth Bowling Club
       Rectory Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AN
 029 20708570

 Penarth Conservative Club Ltd
       Westwood
       15 Stanwell Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2EZ
 029 20707770

 Penarth Ex-Servicemen's Club & Institute Ltd
       69 Windsor Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1JE
 029 20707530

 Penarth Labour Club & Institute
       98-100 Glebe Street
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 1ED
 029 20300333

 Penarth Lawn Tennis Club
       The Clubhouse
       Rectory Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3AN
 029 20706492

 The Royal British Legion
       Station Approach
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3EE
 029 20708223

 The Royal British Legion
       Corbett Road
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2QX
 029 20707572

 Welsh Squash Rackets Federation
       PO Box 56
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 2YB
 029 20704096

 Windsor Bowling Club
       Robinswood Cresent
       Penarth
       South Glamorgan
       CF64 3JF
 029 20709412


 

 

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Penarth Beach

St Augustines, Penarth

Penarth Esplanade

 Penarth Pier

Flat and Steep Holme from Penarth

Penarth Beach from the Pier

Penarth Sea front

Penarth Beach

Step Into The Garden Of Penarth

Penarth Pier

Penarth Pier


 

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