Trains To Cardiff
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The Welsh capital city of Cardiff dates back to Roman times and there is no better example than Cardiff Castle.
Trains to Cardiff Stations
Trains to Cardiff call at over 20 stations in and around the city. Cardiff's main and busiest station is Cardiff Central, alight here for the millenium stadium. Cardiff's second busiest station Cardiff Queen Street is also located in the city centre, just north of the main station. Cardiff Cathays serves Cardiff university and museum, and Cardiff Bay south of the city for the Welsh Assembly.
Trains to Cardiff from...
First Great Western and Cross Country Trains operate trains to Cardiff from Bristol taking 30 m, with 3 trains every hour, from London Paddington the journey takes 2 hours with 2 services every hour. There are also direct trains to Cardiff from Gloucester (1 hr) and Birmingham New Street (2 hrs) with 2-3 services an hour.
Trains to Cardiff from Wales
Arriva Trains Wales operate most of the trains to Cardiff from Wales and the Welsh marches. Trains to Cardiff from Newport take around 15 m with 7 services every hour, Swansea is only a hour journey away with two services every hour, and one service every hour to Holyhead taking 4 3/4 hr - 5 h via Shrewsbury or Crewe.
Why Take the Train to Cardiff?
When people think of Cardiff sport is normally one of the first things they relate to with Cardiff Blues rugby union team and Cardiff City football Club playing within the city. The incredible Millenium Stadium hosts both national rugby and football teams and was also used whilst Wembley Stadium was being redeveloped. Cricket, Speedway, motorsport and rugby league have all taken centre stage and a guided tour of this enviable stadium is well worth it.
One of the principal visitor attractions is the historic Cardiff Castle. With 2000 years of history, from Victorian Gothic apartments, Norman Keep and 15th century Medieval Hall you travel through time with every footstep. The castle has events happening all year round so be sure to check what is on before your visit.
With great local produce to utilise dining out is a pleasure in Cardiff with fine chefs creating great dishes. The Welsh lamb and beef, freshly caught seafood and organic vegetables will have your taste buds craving more.
The old Cardiff Docklands have undergone a huge redevelopment and now offers visitors great shopping, dining out, watersports, museums and festivals. So why not take a boat out into Cardiff Bay, do some shopping before sitting down to a meal overlooking the Bay.