Penarth Tourism

Penarth is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan (Welsh: Bro Morgannwg), Wales, 5.2 miles (8.4 km) south west from the city centre of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff and lying on the north shore of the Severn Estuary at the southern end of Cardiff Bay. Penarth is the wealthiest seaside resort in the Cardiff Urban Area, and the second largest town in the Vale of Glamorgan, next only to the administrative centre of Barry. During the Victorian era Penarth was a highly popular holiday destination, promoted nationally as "The Garden by the Sea" and was packed by visitors from the Midlands and the West Country as well as day trippers from the South Wales valleys, mostly arriving by train. Today the town, with its traditional seafront, continues to be a regular summer holiday destination (predominantly for older visitors), but their numbers are much lower than was common from Victorian times until the 1960s, when cheap overseas package holidays were introduced. 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’s population was recorded as 20,396 in the United Kingdom Census 2001. The town retains extensive surviving Victorian and Edwardian architecture in many traditional parts of the town.

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Looking for travel information about Penarth? Explore the best travel advice on Penarth, United Kingdom. When planning a trip to Penarth, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Bath. Add Bath to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent. A holiday in Penarth can generally be of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Penarth before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 34.52 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 22.06 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.78 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.94 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.06 (Low)
  • How safe is Penarth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Penarth.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.94 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.9 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.06 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.06 (Low)
    • Attacks 38.54 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Penarth is 178.13 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 62.56 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.86 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.65 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.47 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.8 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Penarth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.74 USD

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