Planning a day-out? Bristol could be just right for you and the family. It’s usually less than an hour away by train from Cardiff Central station and you can take advantage of free Wi-Fi while you travel. Best of all, getting the train to Bristol means you don’t have to get stuck in traffic or worry about finding that parking space.

Located near the steep-sided Avon Gorge on the banks of the River Avon, Bristol is energetic, vibrant, colourful and cosmopolitan. With a rich cultural heritage, and plenty of family-friendly activities, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

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Many know Bristol as the home of Banksy, the world-famous street artist with a unique take on every controversial topic, and you’ll find many of his works dotted around the city. If classical art is more your thing, the city’s numerous galleries and exhibitions will keep you busy. From historic masterpieces to modern sculptures, textiles and film, it’s no wonder that Bristol’s been cited as the most artistic city in the UK.

Internationally recognised for its many successful conservation breeding programmes, Bristol Zoo is well worth a visit. You can watch the gorillas, meet the meerkats or use the rope walkways to copy the monkeys. Learn about the vital importance of conservation and how you can play your part.

Founded in 1140, Bristol Cathedral’s glorious medieval stonework and inspiring Gothic towers look out over a city that has grown around it. The stunning rose window above the West porch survived the heavy bombing sustained by Bristol in World War II and now welcomes visitors from around the globe.

With boutique arcades selling unique creations, and bright, busy shopping centres packed with high street names, Bristol’s a fantastic location for a spot of shopping. Food fans are also spoiled for choice with artisan bakers, chocolatiers and secluded coffee houses all in one city.


Trains from Cardiff to Bristol

Catching the train between Cardiff and Bristol couldn’t be easier and our range of discounted tickets means you’ll have more left to spend on your day out. Plan your journey from Cardiff to Bristol ahead of time with our Advance tickets, or travel at quieter times with Off-Peak deals.

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