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If you want to take the short journey from Barry Island to Cardiff, hop on a train and arrive in style.

Running throughout the day, take advantage of our discounted deals on Advanced tickets and flexible Anytime options. The capital of Wales, cathedral city Cardiff is packed with excitement, and whether you’re on a family outing or just looking for a bit of you-time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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The impressive cathedral, rising high above the streets is an easy landmark to head for after alighting from the train. Destroyed by bombs in World War II, it has been restored to its former glory, with beautiful stained glass windows and strong towers, determined to last well into the next century and beyond.

For shopaholics, Cardiff has plenty to offer, with two large shopping arcades housing all the high street names and designer brands. Scattered throughout the city are intriguing boutiques showcasing local talents - studio pottery, hand-tooled leather, and gorgeous one-off pieces of jewellery, ideal for gift ideas, or treating yourself. 

Cardiff caters for the adrenaline junkie, too, with the breathtaking high rope adventure at the International White Water Centre. There’s also paddle boarding and white water rafting, and a lovely cafe to sit and recover! 

In the Bay area, the iconic Millenium Centre is home to the performing arts, and with its year-round programme of events, from dark comedy to rousing pop concerts and classic theatre, a meal and a show is the perfect end to the day. 

Catch the train home, enjoying your happy memories, and while you do so, why not download our easy-to-use app, allowing you access to all the latest deals, including our group travel tickets in case you want to take a friend on your next adventure. 

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