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Lets explore Cardiff & Glamorgan

  • Cardiff Castle Green

    Kings Way, Cardiff (map)

    51.591145 -0.337823

  • We are travelling to Cardiff (just 2 hours from Paddington via Brunels own GWR) for a walking & cycling break in the capital city of Wales. We will be staying at the ideally situated hostel on the River Taff facing the Millennium Stadium.
    Cardiff was established by the Romans 200 years ago & has now undergone a transformation with the redevelopment of Cardiff bay. Cardiff Bay. The Bay is a beautiful tourist area transformed through one of the world's largest regeneration projects. The Bay is now built around a 200 hectare freshwater lake which is the largest waterfront development in Europe. The lake has been created through the Cardiff Bay Barrage which has a cycle trail allowing a complete circuit on the Bay starting & finishing in the City centre.
    On Saturday we plan to hire cycles at the hostel to do a cycle tour of the city, the Bay & will detour to Penarth after visiting the Doctor Who exhibition. Penarth is an elegant seaside resort accessible by bike. It has great views across the Bristol Channel, an art deco pier, coastal cycle trail & beautiful parks,
    Options for Sunday are to take the water bus along the river Taff & around the Bay; the majestic castle of Caerphilly is just 15 minutes by rail from Cardiff. The Norman fortress is the largest castle in Wales. Option to also visit the National Museum Cardiff which is the home to one of the finest impressionist galleries outside Paris, and features works by Monet, Picasso and Rodin.
    Price of event is £59
    Price includes 2 nights in dorm rooms: breakfast on both days, plus guided cycle tour of the Bay & Penarth. Includes full group membership for full insurance cover. Reduced price if already a group member.
    Hostel details.
    This is an award-winning family run 4 star hostel in the heart of Cardiff .Opened in 2007 to rave reviews, With fabulous views of the world famous Millennium Stadium and River Taff and with the central train station just 5 mins’ walk away, Facilities include well equipped kitchen, cosy TV lounge, decked garden with barbecue, free lockers and free wireless broadband. Bikes, irons and hairdryers available for hire. Linen, duvets and breakfast are included in the price and the beds are made up for you. .
    Other accommodation option. Cardiff has an abundance of hostels & B & Bs. If looking for single/twin/double rooms please contact organizer to book into event on a “arranging own rooms basis”. There are 2 hostels next to our location offering single bed rooms for example. We will let you know our location so you can book into another hostel or B & B nearby. You can then join us for all activities & meals etc.
    Rail services. Currently super off peak return tickets are £75 to Cardiff, based on travelling at or after 19.15 on the Friday. Cheaper fares may be released by GWR around 12 weeks before the event but may not be available on all services. National Express coach services are also available to Cardiff. We aim to catch late afternoon train back, arriving London Sunday evening.
    A good knowledge of English history is required for event. Joint event arranged with an outdoor group.
    To book please rsvp & mail [masked] stating if wishing to book own accommodation. Deadline for booking is 4th November. ANY questions please send e mail & please do not add comments. 

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