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"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 is popular among tourists worldwide, thanks 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 the booming shopping centres. Cardiff has been hailed as one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK. When you are travelling to Cardiff by train you would normally expect to depart at Cardiff Central.
Cardiff Central railway station is the major transport hub in Cardiff and an ideal starting point when exploring the city; it is close to most of the city centre's main attractions. Most inter-city travel goes through Cardiff Central station. Cardiff Queen Street station is the base for Valley Line services, connecting the city to the commuter towns and suburbs.
Cardiff Castle is one of the most famous landmarks in the city, built on a Roman fort's foundation. During the 19th century, the castle was the residence of the Marquis of Bute; in the middle, you can find the Norman fort. Castell Coch is another castle you can find in Cardiff, perched beautifully on a hill that overlooks the main gateway to the city’s outskirts' valleys.
The Wales Millennium Centre is an outstanding piece of modern architecture that opened in 2004. The centre is an iconic, futuristic venue for operas, dances, and musicals. If you fancy a walk, try Bute Park, a collection of Cardiff Parks that stretches towards the city. If you want to take in some history, visit the National Museum of Cardiff, 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
- Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Cardiff by train?
The main route to Cardiff by train is from London Paddington, taking around 2 hours.
Can you get a train to Cardiff Bay?
Many trains that stop at Cardiff Central also stop at Cardiff Bay.
How do I get to Cardiff Central?
Trains to Cardiff Central run regularly from Bristol Temple Meads, London Paddington and other stations in Wales.