Penarth, located in Vale of Glamorgan, is a seaside resort that is popular with tourists. The town is situated to the south west of Cardiff. It is actually the second largest town in the area. Penarth became popular as a destination area during the Victorian era. During that time it was known as The Garden by the Sea and attracted visitors from all over the area. A number of buildings from both the Victorian era as well as Edwardian era have survived. There are numerous accommodation options in the area along with a variety of eating establishments.
The Welsh town and seaside resort that is known as Penarth is located within the area that is known as the Vale of Glamorgan. The town of Penarth is located about five miles to the south of the capital city of Cardiff. The town is located on the northern banks of the Severn Estuary and also on the southern shore of Cardiff Bay. The town of Penarth is the second biggest town within the Vale of Glamorgan and the biggest town is known as Barry.
The town of Penarth was very popular during the Victorian era, as a holiday destination and it became know nationally as the garden by the sea. The town was once even a very popular place for day-trippers who would arrive on the trains in order to spend a day by the seaside.
Even nowadays the town is a very popular place for people to go during their summer holidays and it is especially popular with the older visitors. The number of visitors has decline but it is still very popular. The town is also very popular as a commuter town for people working in the city of Cardiff.
The town of Penarth has a population of about twenty three thousand two hundred and forty five. The town has managed to retain a lot of its architecture that dates back to the Edwardian and Victorian times. A lot of the parts of the town have some very high housing prices caused mainly by it becoming a commuter area.