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Penarth has been a popular destination for holiday makers and day trippers for over a century.

Its Victorian and Edwardian founders created a resort of great elegance and beauty and their legacy is an attractive, bustling town of charm and character. With its superb parks and ornate seafront gardens, Esplanade and Pier, Penarth is justifiably known as the Garden By The Sea.

There is something for everyone to enjoy here – relaxing on the pier or promenade – From Penarth seafront it is only a short uphill walk back to the town centre where you will find a Victorian shopping arcade, a number of unique family-owned stores, as well as the usual popular high street names. Relax and enjoy this beautiful seaside town during your time ashore!.

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Sailing from: Penarth Pier, The Esplanade, Penarth

Postcode: CF64 3AU

Access: By road -  M4 Junction 33/ A4232 follow signs to Penarth and promenade.

Car parking: On-street parking along The Esplanade, Cliff Hill and residential streets nearby.

Public Transport:  Penarth Railway Station (0.5 mile). Frequent services from Cardiff Queen Street station.

Frequent local bus services. Local bus stop: Lower Penarth, Penarth Pier. Cardiff Bus Services 92, 93 and 94 service this stop from Cardiff and the nearby area.

Please use
http://www.travelinesw.com/ to plan your journey.

Additional local information:  Please do not contact Penarth Pavillion for further information as their management have declined to supply it.

Cardiff Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 029 2087 3573

 

* Special notice: Depending on the state of the tide, gaining access to MV Balmoral may involve negotiating stairs and may not be suitable for disabled passengers. Please contact us on 0117 325 6200 before booking.

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    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. Sail to Minehead and along the Exmoor Coast before docking at Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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    Day Cruise: Ilfracombe, Morte Point & off Woolacombe
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    Music Cruise: River Usk & Transporter Bridge
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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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    Day Cruise: Ilfracombe & Exmoor Coast
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    Sail across the Channel to dock at the famous Victorian Pier, gateway to this charming town. Take in far reaching views over the estuary, check out the independent shops or a film in the Curzon Community Cinema & Arts Centre.
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    Sail across the Channel to dock at the famous Victorian Pier, gateway to this charming town. Take in far reaching views over the estuary, check out the independent shops or a film in the Curzon Community Cinema & Arts Centre.
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    Cruise River Severn & Bridges & explore Clevedon
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    Cruise & explore: Ilfracombe
    Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. Sail to Minehead and along the Exmoor Coast before docking at Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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    Cruise & explore: Clevedon
    Sail across the Channel to dock at the famous Victorian Pier, gateway to this charming town. Take in far reaching views over the estuary, check out the independent shops or a film in the Curzon Community Cinema & Arts Centre.
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    Cruise Holm Islands & Welsh Heritage Coast
    Sail across the Channel to Clevedon before cruising around the mysterious Flatholm and Steepholm Islands. Learn about their different histories while you are aboard. As time permits, we sail down some of the Welsh Heritage Coast before returning.
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    Cruise & explore: Clevedon
    Sail across the Channel to dock at the famous Victorian Pier, gateway to this charming town. Take in far reaching views over the estuary, check out the independent shops or a film in the Curzon Community Cinema & Arts Centre.
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    Don't miss out on the last trip of the year! Take the classic Bristol Channel excursion to the vibrant and historic North Devon town of Ilfracombe. While ashore, relax with a harbourside ice cream, afternoon tea or pique your curiosity at the Ilfracombe Museum & Aquarium.
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