Hotels Cardiff Airport
Geography of Cardiff Airport
The airport is located 12 miles west of the centre of the Welsh capital and
although getting there by car involves a few turns, it is served very well by
buses that stop at the central train station, from where you can catch a train
to all major UK cities, including Gloucester, Birmingham, Oxford and onto London.
Once you've made your way to the M4, driving into Cardiff and beyond is a breeze.
The city has gained a hip reputation in recent years, resembling the likes of
Edinburgh. Be sure to check out Cardiff Castle and the interesting shopping
arcades opposite. Driving past Cardiff on the M4, look out for Castell Coch
(the 'Red Castle') on the hillside overlooking the Taff River, especially dramatic
when illuminated at night.
The valleys north of Cardiff are worth a visit, especially if you take the
spectacular A4061 or A4107 approaches, the highest classified road in Britain.
The valleys are steeped in the history of the industrial revolution, with it
dense working class housing, coal mines and ironworks.
In contrast, Swansea is Wales's 'City by the Sea', situated on the broad sweep
of Swansea Bay west of Cardiff along the M4. Its once industrial image has been
transformed into a seaside and maritime resort town.
Airport information: +44 1446 711111
Flight information: www.cardiffairportonline.com
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