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Penarth Town Information

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A mainly Victorian suburb of Cardiff and an elegant seaside resort known as the ‘Garden by the Sea’, Penarth boasts superb parks, gardens and tree-lined streets as well as a 658ft pier where the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer often berths.

The area looks out onto the Bristol Channel and has a modern marina. The artist Turner is celebrated at The Turner House Gallery.
Penarth Marina - Photo © Tony Hodge
Penarth Marina - Photo: Tony Hodge CCL
Comeston Lake - Photo © Andy Spenceley
Comeston Lake - Photo: Andy Spenceley CCL

Nearby Lavernock Point witnessed the inventor Marconi send the first radio transmission over water to the offshore island of Flat Holm, now an important nature reserve.

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park has over 200 acres of lakes and woodland walks. Within it is a recreated medieval village - complete with true-to-life ‘peasants’ – while St. Augustine’s Church sits haughtily on a hilltop at 320 feet above sea level - the only church in Britain to be mentioned on sea navigational maps.