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Coordinates: 51°31′44″N 3°17′50″W / 51.52883°N 3.29735°W / 51.52883; -3.29735

Welsh: Pentyrch
Lewis Arms , Pentyrch. - geograph.org.uk - 389992.jpg
Pentyrch is located in Cardiff
 Pentyrch shown within Cardiff
Population 3,535 
OS grid reference ST101819
Principal area Cardiff
Ceremonial county South Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF15
Dialling code 029
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Cardiff West
Welsh Assembly Cardiff West
List of places

Pentyrch is a community located on the western outskirts of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The village gives its name to a Cardiff local authority electoral ward, Pentyrch, which covers the village and surrounding area. Welsh-speakers make up 20% of the town's population, making it the most Welsh-speaking district in the capital.


The village is situated next to the Garth Mountain, high above the River Taff.

The village can be reached from junction 32 of the M4 Motorway, then A470, then via Heol Goch, a hill flanked by a quarry and nature reserve. Alternatively, Church Road provides access from Llantrisant Road near St Fagans.

Other approaches are from Creigiau and Gwaelod-y-Garth.


At the 2001 census, Pentyrch contained 3,535 individuals, in 1,358 households.


Pentyrch became the newest addition to the Cardiff unitary authority in 1996.[1] The electoral ward of Pentyrch falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff West. It is bounded by Rhondda Cynon Taf to the north; and by the wards of Whitchurch & Tongwynlais to the east; Radyr & Morganstown to the southeast; and Creigiau & St. Fagans to the southwest. Pentyrch is represented by Conservative councillor Craig Williams on Cardiff Council but it is represented by the Labour Party in the Houses of Commons and the National Assembly.


On entering the village, the visitor passes the playground, Horeb Presbyterian Chapel (now converted to for use as a concert hall and recording studio) and the Lewis Arms pub.

Past these lies the village centre, containing a Spar general store which includes a Post Office, delicatessen, hairdressers, doctors, a veterinary practice and butchers. The focus of older buildings in the village is reached by forking left after entering the village, travelling down to the King's Arms pub, and St. Catwg's Church, at the lowest point of the village. Along with St. Catwg's Church and its lychgate, the King's Arms is a Grade 2 Listed Building. Originally a seventeenth century copyhold farm called Cae Golman, the King's Arms became established as a public house in the eighteenth century. In the lounge bar, can be found a fireplace with chamfered beam, dated 1711.

Housing is split between older housing and large developments of post-1970s housing.

Sport in the village is centred around the Pentyrch Rugby Football Club. There is also a cricket pitch and other facilities at the club.

Pentyrch Rangers football club is based in the village. The club has nearly 200 registered players and runs 10 junior and mini football teams in the Cardiff and District League.

Other amenities include a village hall and primary school. The village has some art on display, including a mural situated on the green on High corner.

In 1993, Pentyrch hosted its first National/Sunday League Cricket Match, as Glamorgan lost to Northamptonshire, becoming the country's smallest village to do so.

Pentyrch is covered by Fairwater Police Station.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "The suburb of Pentyrch". Cardiffians.co.uk. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 

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24 news items


Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:23:51 -0700

Pentyrch singer and model Lucie Jones will today begin a week-long, 200-mile hike from North Wales to Cardiff. The 23-year-old former X Factor hopeful will join other well-known Welsh faces raising money for the Wales Air Ambulance. The walk, which ...


Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:26:09 -0700

Second placed Usk were at Pentyrch whose form recently has been much improved as they showed by reaching 253-6 going in first. Ex-Glamorgan and Abergavenny batsman Mike Powell made 83, Jack Thorpe-Yon 61 and Todd Wilcox 28 while for Usk, ...
Barry and District News
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:15:00 -0700

This week the 1st XI are away at Miskin Manor, the Seconds are home to Croesyceiliog and the Thirds travel to Pentyrch. On Saturday, August 16, Athletic host an open/former players/captains day in conjunction with the ECB and Waitrose. There will also ...


Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:35:27 -0700

Struggling Pentyrch got their second win in two weeks as they defeated visitors Sudbrook who won the toss and opted to have first knock. Lewis Morgan scored 27, number 10 batsman Matt Norton 21 and skipper Ross Lewis 18 as they were bowled out for ...


Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:23:11 -0700

Garth Mountain - Thought to be the inspiration for the book and film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, the Garth lies next to the Taff Vale, with Pentyrch on side and looks down on Gwaelod-y-Garth. Read our man Aled Blake's ...


Sat, 05 Jul 2014 14:11:22 -0700

Pentyrch won the toss and batted at home to Abergavenny and reached 195-8 with Connor Brown getting 84 and Steve Matthews 41. Mohammed Ali Bukari took 4-37 for Abergavenny, Mo Salman 2-30 and Dan Cook 2-40. Abergavenny replied with 169 all ...


Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:56:48 -0700

Alex Ashley-Jones made 101 not out for Abergavenny against Pentyrch at Avenue Road in Division One Second XI. Gareth Powell chipped in with 56 and Steve Hood took 3-38 for Pentyrch. Luke Tanner scored 57 when Pentyrch went in a but Andy Timpson ...

BBC News

BBC News
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:27:41 -0700

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