Vale of Glamorgan
Just across the water from Cardiff Bay, Penarth is a seaside town full of charm and character.
Penarth’s Victorian and Edwardian founders created an elegant resort with fine public buildings and ornate houses. It’s restored Art Deco Pier, complete with art gallery, café and cinema is a popular spot for a stroll with an ice cream or fishing for your supper.
Penarth boasts a number of splendid parks that link the seafront to the quirky independent shops in the tree-lined centre. And, of course, it is just a stone’s throw from Cardiff Bay. Take a water taxi from Penarth Marina or walk, cycle or catch a land-train across the Barrage which forms part of the Wales Coast Path.
The Penarth Women's Trail leads you around 15 places of interest linked to the women who achieved great things while they were alive.