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Penarth Tours

Just south of Cardiff city center, Penarth has been a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. In summer, particularly, British vacationers and international visitors alike come to experience its pebbly beaches and restored art-deco pier.

The Basics
The beach town of Penarth draws thousands of visitors a year to its beaches and marina. Get a feel for the town by taking part in a guided walking tour and learn about its former history as a major coal exporting port. You can also take a boat ride along the bay from the marina. The recently refurbished art-deco pier makes a great place to stroll at sunset; the pavilion on the pier houses a cinema with regular movie showings, gallery space, a café, and a restaurant.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Penarth is ideal for anyone looking for a lovely seaside escape from busy Cardiff.
  • Don’t leave Penarth without trying an ice-cream sundae—the town has several popular ice cream parlors.
  • The pier is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There

Penarth is just 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) southwest of Cardiff city center. If driving, take the M4 to the A4232. Local trains connect Penarth station to Cardiff Central, and the number 92 bus also travels between the two.

When to Get There
Penarth is most popular in the summer months, when the weather is best and the beaches and ice cream shops fill up. If visiting off-season some stores may be closed, but a walk along the beach is pleasant at any time of year.

Visit Llandaff

Within Cardiff city limits, the small town of Llandaff is also a city in its own right, thanks to its impressive 12th-century cathedral. Tour the cathedral to see the beautiful triptych painted by pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the sculpture of Christ by Jacob Epstein.
Address: Penarth, Wales
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Cardiff & Vale Tour

Cardiff & Vale Tour

Our Cardiff & Vale tour takes you around the highlights of Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan, and will show you as many of the attractions and sights around Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. The tour does not stop for any significant amount of time at any of the locations, and no entry to any of the attractions are included, how ever there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the tour to get out of the car, stretch your legs and take photos if you wish
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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