Information - Areas of the Vale of Glamorgan - Penarth

Area profile

Penarth is a town and seaside resort in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales  5.2 miles south west from the city centre y of Cardiff and lying on the north shore of the Severn Estuary. Penarth is the second largest town in the Vale of Glamorgan, next only to the administrative centre of Barry.

The town and its traditional seafront are a regular summer holiday destination for predominantly older visitors.

Although the number of holiday visitors has greatly declined, the town retains a substantial retired population, representing over 25% of residents, but Penarth is now predominantly a dormitory town for Cardiff commuters.

The town retains extensive surviving Victorian and Edwardian architecture in many traditional parts of the town, and house prices are usually significantly higher than similar properties in nearby Cardiff.

Figures on the numbers of Council housing properties available: click here

Did you know...

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson comes from the Penarth area.

Penarth Photos


Penarth Properties


We don't have exact figures of Privately Rented accommodation in the area but research suggests:

There is a VERY HIGH availability.


Local Facilities


Leisure Centre/Sports Facilities     Library     School     Park     Railway Station     Police Station    

You can get more information on the area from the the Vale of Glamorgan Council site.


You can get information on Schools in this area here.


You can get information on local Health facilities here.

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