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The main railway company in Wales is Arriva. Wales’s railway network is concentrated in the southern part of the country. Book tickets to visit main cities of Wales by train. Welsh cities including Cardiff, Swansea and Pembroke are all served by trains.
Bangor is one of the smallest cities in Britain, but with a high university population it remains one of the most vibrant and interesting in Wales. After visiting the pier and the castles, take an Arriva train south of Wales to the capital Cardiff for a look around, then on to Swansea via a First Great Western train. It’s a great place for checking out the art at the Glynn Vivian Gallery or the beautiful boats in the quay.
With three national parks and countless castles, taking any train through Wales will unveil plenty of natural beauty. It’s a land of lakes, rivers and coastline, perfect for charter boats, fishing, walking and cycling. For some beach action try Llandudno’s award-winning North Shore and the quiet, sand dunes of the West Shore.
Wrexham has been transformed into a shoppers paradise, yet still maintains its age-old charm with its arcades and markets. And a trip to Pwllheli train station will deliver you direct to the shopping action, with high street shops and open-air markets.
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There’s a fantastic mix of defiant tradition and New-World sophistication in the capital Cardiff, the city has some great restaurants and is easy to reach by train through Wales from most UK stations. Check out the Millennium Stadium just behind the station.
It may be a hardy walk but the newly opened Hafod Eryri centre 3,560ft (1,085m) above sea level on Mount Snowdon is well worth it. Check out those views!