We visited St Augustine’s Church in Penarth last week. The church is set high up on the headland between Cardiff Bay and the Bristol Channel. Its prominent position means that it’s clearly visible for miles around.
I see the church almost every day but have never visited it before. It has stunning views back across the Bay towards the Pierhead building, Mermaid Quay and the city centre, and then on to the hills and mountains north of Cardiff.
The church is pretty impressive, though the graveyard needs a bit of love and attention.
Dr. Joseph Parry (1841-1903), the composer of “Myfanwy” is buried in the churchyard.
If you’re in a car you can park nearby. On foot it’s a short walk from Penarth town centre which is accessible by bus or train from Cardiff. There’s a Google map at the bottom of this post with the Church’s location marked.
It’s a view of Cardiff and the Bay that most people don’t get, and it’s well worth a visit.