Penarth itself, just 5 miles east of Barry, is a delightful Victorian coastal village complete with elegant and beautiful architecture that includes one of the only two surviving pleasure piers in South Wales.
The exciting capital of Wales, Cardiff, is just a short drive away and offers a startling range of unique attractions, quality dining and entertainment options and some rather fine shops. From rugby to Doctor Who, and tree top adventures to iconic urban architecture, Cardiff has plenty to reward those who visit.
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Of course, if you really can’t pull yourself away from the sea for too long there are some wonderfully evocative drives you can make along the Glamorgan coast, stopping off as you go at country parks, villages and historic ports as you pass.
From Barry the rest of South Wales is never too far away.