If you have to travel from Newcastle in the north of England down to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, the most comfortable and relaxing way is to catch the train.
Make the most of your journey by taking full advantage of the free Wifi and catch up with your mates, social media or the latest blockbuster - maybe even finish that piece of work you’d been putting off. You’ll arrive feeling refreshed and ready for anything. Cardiff, in the south eastern corner of Wales, is a beautiful city to visit. With a richly diverse culture, a proud heritage and numerous family friendly attractions, there’s so much to do and see for everyone.
The National Museum is a great place to start. Home to impressive collections of artefacts, natural history galleries, and displays of geology, the national art collection is also found here. Dinosaur skeletons, mummies in the Egyptology galleries, and relics from Cardiff’s Roman past - explore through the centuries with displays that are fascinating and educational.
Roald Dahl is one of Cardiff’s world famous sons, and you can follow in his illustrious footsteps around the city. Born in September 1916, the much loved children’s author was baptised in the Norwegian Church, as were his own children. Dahl’s father, Harald, came from Oslo and founded the shipping company Aadnessen & Dahl in 1880.
Cardiff Castle is another must-see. Standing proud since the 11th century, the stronghold has undergone several redesigns over the years, the last one being for the 3rd Marquis of Bute. One of the richest men in the world, he created a luxurious fairytale in the centre of Cardiff. Sleeping Beauty would be at home in the glory and glamour of the Castle Apartments, and the fabulous Moorish inspired Arab Room is richly decorated with gold leaf and gorgeous murals.
Retail fans are well catered for with all the big high street names and designer stores. Nestled amongst these, however, are independent boutiques showcasing beautiful gifts and richly coloured bohemian outfits. Why not head to the popular Central Market? This two storey glass roofed collection of fascinating emporiums and artisan stalls is a wonderful place to explore, and has been in business since the 18th century. Anything can be found here, so if you’re looking for a unique gift, or something special, this is the place to be.
There are so many places to visit in Cardiff that you’ll want to return soon. Our wide range of money saving tickets makes that perfectly possible. Choose from several options, including flexible Anytime or Advanced tickets, and book through our downloadable user friendly mobile phone app.