Penparcau is a village situated a mile south-east of the town of Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, Wales.
You could be forgiven for believing Penparcau was a suburb of Aberystwyth, however they have a very strong local community and they might have other ideas.
The village stands roughly one mile from the Cardigan Bay coastline on a strip of land some half a mile wide between the River Rheidol and the River Ystwyth.
The Iron Age Celtic hill fort of Pen Dinas stands immediately to the west of the village between Penparcau and the Bay of Cardigan.
Village amenities include a post office, two small supermarkets, a garage and a holiday park.
Pen Dinas the Iron Age hill-fort is believed to have been occupied for some 300 years up to and including the 1st century BC. It is the largest Iron Age hillfort in Ceredigion and is estimated to have been first built around 400 BC.
There are a number of walks, including a trail to the top of Pen Dinas, and indeed traffic free sections of cycle routes both around Penparcau and within the Ystwyth and Rheidol valleys. The All Wales Coast Path passes close by the village as it skirts the edge of Cardigan Bay