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The hamlet of Penycwm - - 1140322.jpg
Penycwm and A487 road
Penycwm is located in Pembrokeshire
Penycwm shown within Pembrokeshire
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Country Wales
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51°52′N 5°08′W / 51.87°N 5.13°W / 51.87; -5.13Coordinates: 51°52′N 5°08′W / 51.87°N 5.13°W / 51.87; -5.13

Penycwm (Welsh for "Head of the valley") is a small settlement on the A487 road near Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is part of the community (civil parish) of Brawdy. At the other end of a valley to the coast is Penycwm beach, also known as Pwll March. [1]

The village's Independent Chapel, built in 1870, has now been converted into residential accommodation.[2]

Penycwm was also the location for the United Kingdom's first 5-star youth hostel.[3]


  1. ^ "Police investigate death of 29-year-old man at Penycwm", Western Telegraph, 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  2. ^ Lloyd, Thomas; Orbach, Julian; Scourfield, Robert (2004), The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire, Yale University Press, p. 134, ISBN 0-300-10178-3 
  3. ^ Parker, Mike; Whitfield, Paul (2000), The Rough Guide to Wales, Rough Guides, p. 198, ISBN 978-1858285436