Founded by the Victorians and Edwardians, Penarth with its beautiful seafront gardens and esplanade is often referred to as the Garden By the Sea.
Built in 1894 and 658ft long, the Victorian Pier has been restored and refurbished in recent years, with panoramic views of Flat Holm, Steep Holm and the Somerset Coast.
On Penarth's doorstep is Cardiff Bay. Alongside the Barrage and nestling in the lee of Penarth Headland is Penarth Marina with attractive waterfront homes, smart yachts and cruisers.
Waverly & Balmoral
These are the last sea-going paddle-ships in the world and sail from Penarth Pier in the summer months to Somerset, Devon and along the Welsh Coast.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
Over 200 acres of stunning lakes, woodlands and meadows open to the public all year round, with a vast variety of flora and fauna and migrating wildlife en route to sunnier climates. You will find exotic trees and mossy wetlands teeming with life, beautiful tiny wildflowers, quiet secluded corners and wide open pastures.
Cosmeston Mediaeval Village
This is one of the most exciting heritage projects in South Wales and provides an enthralling glimpse into 14th century life. Visitors can wander among the authentically reconstructed buildings and gardens while costumed tour guides work the land and look after livestock breeds from the Middle Ages.
Turner House Gallery
The artist JMW Turner is commemerated by this gallery which houses paintings from the collection of the National Museum & Gallery and provides a setting for a varied programme of exhibitions.
Oriel Washington Gallery
Formerly a cinema this unique gallery of Art Deco Design shows a range of contemporary art and has a popular cafe