Catching the train makes travelling from Stockport to Cardiff simple and relaxing, and our green trains even help keep your carbon footprint as small as possible.

Why not bring your friends next time using our group travel discounts, and when you book your tickets online, we always offer you the lowest possible fare, so you know we care.

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Overlooking the city, Cardiff Castle has stood here since the 11th century, and although it was remodelled in the 1800s, the proud building still offers a sense of timeless contentment. The fairytale towers and rich Gothic splendour offer glamour that’s rarely seen in a Welsh castle. Inside, the sumptuously decorated Arab Room and the beautiful Castle Apartments demonstrate the status of the owner, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, a local aristocrat and industrial magnate. The parklands that surround the castle provide the perfect backdrop to the lively cosmopolitan city and offer a wonderful chance to experience nature on the capital’s doorstep.

If retail therapy is your thing, the Central Market showcases locally produced crafts and artisanal wares. With two floors of independent boutiques, everywhere you look, you’ll spot a treasure. Whether it’s a chunky hand knitted cardigan or a piece of studio glass, we dare you to resist! All the regular high street stores are here too, found under one roof in the Queen’s Arcade, along with some more exclusive designer brands.

Head towards the waterfront to enjoy the vibrant cafe culture of Cardiff Bay. With global dining, open-fronted coffee shops and bistros, and live music filling the air, this regenerated part of the city is the ideal place to while away an afternoon in the sun.

Cardiff has plenty to keep you interested for several visits, so start planning your next one on the journey back to Stockport with our downloadable rail app.