Pentwyn, Cardiff

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Coordinates: 51°31′37″N 3°07′59″W / 51.527°N 3.133°W / 51.527; -3.133

Pentwyn (post-2016) community location within Cardiff

Pentwyn is a district, community and electoral ward in the east of Cardiff, Wales, located northeast of the city centre. Llanedeyrn is immediately to the south, Cyncoed to the west, Pontprennau to the north and the Rhymney River forms the eastern border. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 15,634.[1]

Lisvane Pontprennau Old St Mellons
Cyncoed Pentwyn Llanrumney


Pentwyn Leisure Centre

Pentwyn has two pubs, the Village Inn and the Hollybush. A third pub built in 1987, The Murrayfield (subsequently named The Grand Slam and later The Pentwyn Arms) was converted in 2014 into a Morrisons M Local convenience store which having stood vacant since 2016 was demolished in November 2020.

Pentwyn has its own shopping centre which includes a One Stop convenience store and Post Office, fish and chips shop, Indian takeaway, Chinese takeaway and betting shop. Pentwyn Retail Park, situated off the A48 junction near Pentwyn, hosts several other stores and food outlets.[2] There are also several branches of supermarket chains in the local area.

Pentwyn is also home to St David Medical Centre, which comprises a doctor's surgery, veterinary surgery, dental practice, pharmacy and opticians.

Pentwyn Leisure Centre is one of Cardiff's largest; it has a swimming pool with a wave machine, squash courts, multi-activity sports hall, fitness suite, lounge bar and cafeteria. It is built in a similar layout to the Llanishen leisure centre. Behind the leisure centre is a popular skate park.

Pentwyn has five primary schools: The Hollies, St Bernadette's, St David's, Bryn Celyn and Glyncoed. There are currently no high schools in Pentwyn.

The area is also home to the 1st Pentwyn Scout Group.

Governance and politics[edit]

Pentwyn electoral ward in Cardiff

Pentwyn is covered by a Pentwyn electoral ward. It is bounded by the wards of Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons to the north; Llanrumney to the east; Penylan to the south; and Cyncoed to the west.

The community of Pentwyn does not have a community council for the area.

Pentwyn falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff Central. Pentwyn's Assembly Member is Jenny Rathbone from Labour, and its MP is Jo Stevens, from Labour.


Pentwyn is on the 51/53, 55 & 57/58 Cardiff Bus routes from Cardiff Central bus station to Pontprennau via Penylan and Llanedeyrn. It is located close the M4 motorway Junction 30 (Cardiff East), and is served by Cardiff East Park and Ride, which is off the A48/Pentwyn interchange roundabout.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Double helpings as two new tenants lined up at Pentwyn retail park". Want Space Got Space. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.