What can you do while staying nearby ?
Because it is so conveniently located on Central Square, in the heart of the touristic center, the train station offers excellent links to all parts of the city. This means exploring Cardiff while using the area as a home base is very easy, starting with nearby St. Mary and Queen Streets, the capital’s major commercial thoroughfares.
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Anyone in need of a little retail therapy can enjoy one of the United Kingdom’s shopping meccas, with an interesting blend of modern shopping centres, Victorian arcades and markets. Once your suitcases are full of your newly-acquired purchases, take some time to discover the city center, from your bed and breakfast located around the train and bus station.
A wide range of landmarks can be found in close proximity, whether it is the iconic Castle, The National History Museum, or the Wales Millennium Centre, among many others. One of the best ways to explore the city is to take one of the walking tours available, as you will enjoy the urban landscape at a slow pace and learn more about the history of the place.
What area to choose for your hotel or b&b room
As mentioned before, the area is a major hub for railway and bus transport, which means the city center constitutes one of the best options when you are looking for budget properties for your overnight stay in the Welsh capital. However, depending on your preferences, some surrounding areas may be more suited than others. Many properties have free Wifi, some feature a swiiming pool and family rooms. When staying in a bed and breakfast, a delicious breakfast is served in the morning.
If you are looking for a commercial area to fulfill your shopping dreams, the Castle Quarter is the perfect place to find a bed and breakfast or hotel. Located at the north of the city center, it is very easily accessible. You will also find numerous restaurants, bars and clubs in this neighborhood, allowing you to get a taste of the city’s vibrant nightlife.
For nature lovers, anything near Bute Park, in the northwestern part of the touristic center, is a great option. Close to the Castle and the River Taff, it provides visitors with a lovely touch of greenery and constitutes the perfect setting for relaxing strolls in one of the capital’s quieter places.
Possibilities are plentiful when you are looking for accommodation in the heart of the city and there is really something for everyone. Popular is also staying for a night or the weekend in a self catering apartment to rent.
Cardiff Central Railway Station in Wales
The central railway hub is the main station in Cardiff, Wales UK. It is the largest and most important one in Wales, and the primary hub in the city centre for long-distance train services.
Arriva Trains Wales operate services to West Wales, port of Holyhead, Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly st., as well as the South Wales Valley Lines. First Great Western runs intercity services to Bristol Temple Meads station and the heart of London, and regional services to Bath in Somerset, Taunton, Port of Southampton and Portsmouth Harbour, whilst CrossCountry operates trains to Gloucester, central Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester city hotel rooms.
It’s situated near the Millennium Stadium in the city centre, and adjacent to the Central bus and coach station on Central Square.
The other railway station in the city center is Queen Street.
To the International Airport ?
There is a rail link from CWL international airport which connects Rhoose Cardiff International station with Cardiff Central and Bridgend in Wales.
Some facts, address and location
Name : Cardiff Central Railway Station
Location : in the city centre located in a grade II listed building near the Millennium Stadium and not far from the Motorpoint Arena (see accommodation).
The airport is approx. 12 miles away from the city center hotels.
Address : Central Square, CF10 1EP, United Kingdom
Train Line : lies on the South Wales Main Line, Valley Lines urban rail networks.
Mainly Served by : Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western and CrossCountry.
Operated and Managed : by Arriva Trains
Ticket Office : Available
Ticket Machines : Available
Public Wi-Fi : is available
Sat Nav Postcode : CF10 1EP
Region : South Wales
Ceremonial County : South Glamorgan
Country : Wales
Nearest Hotels : in the city center on Tudor Street, Saunders Road, St Mary Street, Mill Lane, and Barry Lane.
Nearby Wood Street and St Mary Street
Bay Barrage (Cardiff Wales): dam located between Queen Alexandra Dock and Penarth Head, great for a lovely stroll.
Millennium Stadium ( Westgate St, South Glamorgan CF10 1NS, United Kingdom): national stadium of Wales, home of the Wales national rugby union team and also frequently for the Wales national football team. The stadium hosts also many other large-scale events such as music concerts.
Jacob’s Antique Market (West Canal Wharf, Wales): several floors full of bizarre antiques, including furniture, ceramics, lighting, clocks, militaria, postcards, coins, books, old movie-posters and comics.