Penarth lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as The Garden by the Sea. It's Victorian pier is a major tourist attraction. It has a great view towards the Somerset coastline.