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Welsh: Y Rhws
View over part of Rhoose Point Facing SE - March 28 2009.JPG
View over part of Rhoose Point facing south-east
Grid reference: ST060666
Location: 51°23’26"N, 3°21’8"W
Population: 6,907  (2001)
Post town: Barry
Postcode: CF62
Dialling code: 01446
Local Government
Council: Vale of Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan

Rhoose is a seaside village and parish in Glamorgan on the Bristol Channel coast to the west of Barry.

The village is the location of Cardiff International Airport,[1] formerly RAF Rhoose,[2] a Holiday Park (Fontygary Leisure Park),[3] some shops, a library,[4] two public houses (The Fontygary Inn and the Highwayman), Rhoose Social Club, and an active Surf Life Saving Club (Rhoose Lifeguards).

Rhoose is one of the fastest growing villages in the Vale of Glamorgan, with the two newest developments being "The Hollies", and more recently, Rhoose Point. Further development of Rhoose Point was halted in 2008, because of concerns the drainage infrastructure would not cope.[5]

The railway station at Rhoose, which was scheduled to re-open in 2003, suffered numerous bureaucratic delays before eventually re-opening in June 2005 with the title 'Rhoose Cardiff International Airport' . There are now hourly train services to Cardiff and Bridgend via Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan.[6]


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