Trains to Cardiff

Cheap Trains to Cardiff

"When I was 2, we moved into an imposing country mansion 8 miles west of Cardiff, Wales.” Roahl Dahl

Although Cardiff is known for being an industrial city, it has significantly changed in the last few decades. Today, Cardiff has gained popularity among tourists from around the world, thanks mainly to its lively modern vibe amidst a culturally rich city. Every weekend, thousands of revellers flock to the city’s thriving pubs and bars and swarms of shoppers hit its booming shopping centres. In fact, Cardiff has been hailed as one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK.

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Visiting Cardiff by Train

The Cardiff Central railway station is the major hub for transport services in Cardiff and an ideal starting point when exploring the city since it is close to most of the main attractions in the city centre. Much of the inter-city travel goes through the Cardiff Central station while the Cardiff Queen Street station is the hub for the city’s Valley Line services, connecting the city to the commuter towns and suburbs.

Cardiff Castle is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. This lavish fort is built upon a foundation that’s based upon a Roman fort. During the 19th century, the castle was the residence of the Marquis of Bute. At the centre of the castle is the Norman fort. Another fairy tale castle in Cardiff is the Castell Coch, which is perched beautifully on a hill that overlooks the main gateway to the valleys in the city’s outskirts.

The Wales Millennium Centre is an outstanding piece of modern architecture that opened in 2004. This futuristic arts centre provides an iconic venue for operas, dances, and West End musical performances. If you fancy a stroll through a park, check out Bute Park, a collection of different parks in Cardiff that stretches continuously towards the edge of the city. For those who want to get a taste of Cardiff’s history, visit the National Museum of Cardiff, which is dedicated to Wales’ national history and arts and housed in a neoclassical building.

Main stations in Cardiff

  • Cardiff Airbus
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Queen Street
  • Grangetown
  • Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
  • Whitchurch