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Penlan is a suburban area of Swansea, Wales falling within the Penderry ward. The area is set on top of a hill, which overlooks Townhill, Kilvey Hill and Swansea Bay.


Local amenities include the Penlan leisure centre which incorporates a swimming pool and sports hall. Penlan Library is also a popular place to visit to relax, learn and have fun in Penlan. The library has a strong emphasis on education for children, this is projected through various events which are held regularly for children of the area.


The headquarters of the main public transport company serving South West Wales, First Cymru, is located here.

Education and religion[edit]

Penlan is home to Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe, a Welsh-medium secondary school. There's only one Primary School which is Clwyd Community Primary, following the closure of Arfryn Primary. The area is served by two churches. Penlan Methodist Church, in existence for fifty years, and Cornerstone Church, a thriving evangelical church which was established in 1991.

The hymn tune ‘Penlan’ was written in 1890 by the composer David Jenkins (1848-1915) and is frequently sung to the words ‘In heavenly love abiding’. [1]


Penlan is a Communities First area.


Coordinates: 51°39′11.00″N 3°58′14.00″W / 51.6530556°N 3.9705556°W / 51.6530556; -3.9705556