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.
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Pentwyn has two pubs, the Village Inn and the Hollybush. A third pub, The Pentwyn Arms (formerly The Grand Slam and before that The Murrayfield) was converted in 2014 into a small Morrison's supermarket.
Pentwyn has its own shopping centre which includes a convenience store and Post Office, fish and chips shop, Indian takeaway, pizza outlet and betting shop. Pentwyn Retail Park, situated off the A48 junction near Pentwyn, hosts several other stores and food outlets. 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 politicsEdit
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.