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Pentyrch is a Welsh village, situated about seven miles north west of Cardiff the capital city of Wales. The village gives its name to a Cardiff local authority electoral ward which covers the village and surrounding area.

The village is situated on the slopes of the Garth Mountain, high above the River Taff.

The village can be reached from many directions, including the M4, Junction 32, then A470, then via Heol Goch, a reasonably steep hill flanked by a quarry and nature reserve. Alternatively, Church Road provides access from Llantrisant Road near St Fagans.

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

As of the 2001 Census, Pentyrch contained 3,535 individuals, in 1,358 households.

The village centre contains a number of 'facilities'. On entering the village, the visitor first passes the playground, Horeb Presbyterian Chapel (currently closed), and the Lewis Arms pub.

Past these lies the quiet village centre, containing a newsagent (lying un-occupied), Spar, deli, hairdressers, post office, doctors, vets and butchers. There was rumour of the Newsagents being re-opened as an Indian restaurant, but this suggestion was quickly vetoed by the local residents citing 'excess litter and youth annoyance' among other things. The focus of older buildings in the village is reached by forking left upon entering the village, travelling down to the King`s Arms pub, and St. Catwg's Church, at the lowest point of the village. Housing is split between this older housing and large developments of post-1970s housing.

Sport in the village is centred around the Pentyrch Rugby Football Club, which is a founder member of the Welsh Rugby Union. 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, Primary school, and youth club (closed down now). 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.

 Pubs/Bars in Pentyrch:
 Lewis Arms llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       Heol Goch
       South Glamorgan
       CF15 9PN
 02920 891641

 The Kings Arms llustration(s) or photograph(s) viewable
       Church Road
       South Glamorgan
       CF15 9QF
 02920 890202

 Restaurants in Pentyrch:
 De Courcey's
       South Glamorgan
       CF15 9QN
 029 20892232

 Taxis in Pentyrch:
       16 Cefn Penuel
       South Glamorgan
       CF15 9TB
 029 2089 0555

 Vets in Pentyrch:
 The Veterinary Surgery
       Bronllwyn Road
       South Glamorgan
       CF15 9QL
 029 2089 2113

 Schools/Colleges in Pentyrch:
 Pentyrch Primary School
       CF15 9QL
 02920 890292

 Scope Craig Y Parc School (Independent)
       Heol y Parc
       CF4 8NB
 02920 890397
 02920 891404


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