Penarth is a Victorian town which became known as the gardens by the sea. The present day town has lots of parks and a number of interesting places to visit. It was recently voted one of the best places to live. We have one of only two surviving piers in South Wales (recently refurbished) with its own cinema and cafe, and one of the region’s top country parks – Cosmeston Lakes.
Penarth is a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of life whilst being within 10 minutes drive of Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay. You can take a boat across from Penarth to Cardiff Bay to enjoy the fine dining, entertainment at the Millenium Centre (home of the Welsh National Opera) or visit the Welsh Assembly Building.
By Train – 1hr & 50 mins train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central Station and then take a taxi or a local train from there (about 10 minutes) to Penarth Station followed by an easy 5 minute walk to venue.
By Car – take Junction 33 off the M4.
By Air – we are 15 – 20 minutes taxi ride from Cardiff Wales Airport.
Please note that rates can change. In addition to those listed below Cardiff Bay and Cardiff City Centre offer a very wide range of hotels from 5* to Travelodge.
Tel: 029 2070 0333
Rates: from £69
Location: right on the waterfront in Penarth. It is a short walk to the town centre, 2 minutes stroll to the Kymin venue and about 10 – 15 mins walk to New Hall, PADSAC venue but worth remembering it is an uphill walk.
Holm House Hotel
Marine Parade, Penarth.
Tel: 029 20706029
Location: Close to The Kymin and with views across the water.
The Glendale Hotel
10 Plymouth Road
Vale of Glamorgan
Tel: 02920 708302
Fax: 02920 709269
Single rooms from £38.50
Double rooms from £70.00
Family rooms from £85.00
Location: across the road from Penarth Town Railway Station and taxi service. Within easy walking distance of the Kymin and PADSAC workshop venues. A very short walk down the path at the side of the Hotel brings you to the seafront.
The Manor House Hotel
Penarth CF64 2TQ
Tel: 029 20709309
Rates: Around £75
Location: You would need a car for this one or enjoy walking (around 20 minutes).
Cefn Mably Hotel
Rates: from £59
Location: a couple of minutes drive from the venue around 10 – 15 minutes gentle walk to the New Hall/PADSAC venue, a longer walk to the Kymin venue. Worth bearing in mind this is a Pub so could be noisy on Saturday night.
Penarth Guest Houses/B&B’s
Tel: 029 20701044
Rates: from £40
Location: about 5 minutes walk to venues, close to the station and taxi rank.
Tel: 029 20702111
Rates: from £59
Location: 10-15 minutes walk from New Hall/PADSAC Venue and 3 minutes walk from the Kymin venue.