Cheap Hotels in Penarth
Hotels in Penarth
Nestled right down on the south coast of Wales, next to the Bristol Channel, is the elegant town of Penarth. This upmarket seaside resort is only a few miles from the centre of Cardiff and attracts a large number of visitors who come to escape the busy city and stroll along the seafront while enjoying the sea air. We've a great choice of Penarth hotels to choose from, so finding accommodation to fit your requirements should be straightforward.
Penarth evolved as a seaside resort and its coastal scenery remains one of the biggest draws for tourists. Take a walk along The Esplanade to find one of only two surviving pleasure piers in South Wales, complete with a stunning Art Deco pavilion.
Follow the coast north and you'll come to Portway Marina, set just across the water from Cardiff Bay. Walk or cycle across the barrage, or catch a water taxi from the marina to reach the capital in a matter of minutes.
Take a wander through the town's beautiful parks and seafront gardens before heading into the bustling centre of Penarth to find an excellent selection of independent shops and boutiques, along with major retailers, and a Victorian shopping arcade.
Ffotogallery, located in a wonderful red brick building between the town's railway station and Alexandra Park, is a must-see attraction for fans of photography.
Out and about
You'll find plenty of opportunities to stay active in this part of Wales. Visit Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, situated less than a mile from the heart of the town, if you're keen to enjoy stunning scenery and learn about the area's history. The 200-acre park is home to lakes, peaceful woodland and a variety of walking trails and cycle paths. Cosmeston Medieval Village, also set within the grounds, is where you can get a glimpse of what life was like in Wales back in the 14th century.
The Wales Coast Path passes through the area. Pull on your walking boots and join the trail just off The Esplanade in Penarth to take in some of the best coastal scenery in Britain.
Eating and drinking
You'll find a wide variety of dining options nearby in the centre of Cardiff, as well as in the town of Penarth itself. Try The Fig Tree restaurant on The Esplanade, a restored Victorian beach shelter offering excellent food and incredible views across the Bristol Channel towards Somerset. La Marina nearby is another great choice, known for its Welsh beef and a wine cellar stocked with more than 800 offerings.
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