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Town Centres

The Vale of Glamorgan has a diverse range of shopping centres, each with their own character and offering a wide variety of shopping choices.


A town centre is the 'Heartbeat of the Community', and they must remain vibrant & viable places to meet and shop!


Working with partners, the Council is helping to create the right environment for our town centres to flourish. This approach recognises that the private and community sectors play an important role in securing the investment and usage of town centres, and that the Council has a key enabling role to play in helping create successful town centres. 



Barry has two shopping areas, Holton Road and High Street. 



Cowbridge is full of sophisticated shops and plays host to a fantastic food festival. 


Llantwit Major

Llantwit Major town centre has a variety of shops, restaurants plus a selection of things to do and local amenities. 



Just across the water from Cardiff Bay, Penarth is a seaside town full of charm and character.  The Vale of Glamorgan Farmers[ Market hold monthly markets in Penarth. 


Local Centres

  • Barry Road, Cadoxton, Barry
  • Main Street, Cadoxton, Barry
  • Park Crescent, Barry
  • Upper Holton Road, Barry  
  • Vere Street, Cadoxton  
  • Cardiff Road, Dinas Powys
  • Dinas Powys Village
  • Cornerswell Road, Penarth
  • St. Athan, The Square
  • Rhoose, Fontygary Road 


Neighbourhood Centres

  • Bron y Mor, Barry
  • Cwm Talwg Centre, Barry
  • Gibbonsdown Centre, Barry
  • Park Road, Barry
  • Boverton
  • Camm’s Corner, Dinas Powys
  • Castle Court / The Parade, Dinas Powys
  • Crawshay Drive, Llantwit Major
  • Pill Street, Penarth
  • Tennyson Road, Penarth
  • Adenfield Way, Font-y-Gary, Rhoose


Christopher Edwards is the Town Centre Development Manager for the Vale of Glamorgan Council. You can contact Chris about town centre issues, or you can also contact your local  Councillor about issues affecting you in the Vale of Glamorgan town centres.