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London to Cardiff Christmas Market

London to Cardiff Christmas Market

Destination   Cardiff


Visit Cardiff Castle with its Roman walls, Norman keep and stunning medieval halls. Cardiff's city centre provides an vibrant mix of old and new, with beautiful Llandaff Cathedral and the lovely National History Museum alongside the harbour.

Trip Specific Information

This trip will be diesel hauled between Newport and Cardiff on the outward journey.

Dining passengers travelling from Swindon to Cardiff will receive brunch on the outward journey and a three course meal on the return.

The Cardiff Christmas Market will return to the pedestrian streets of Cardiff City Centre in St John Street, Working Street, Hills Street, Trinity Street and the Hayes in 2018 with an exciting and eclectic mix of both new and returning exhibitors their original, hand made products the essence of what makes this market so different and special.

Fares for this tour start from £109 in Premium Standard, £159 for First Class, £209 for Premier Dining and £269 for Pullman Style Dining.

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Originally numbered 4488, 60009 Union of South Africa was built for the LNER in 1937.

It was named after the then newly-formed Union of South Africa, although it had previously been allocated the name "Osprey" on 17 April 1937, when it came out of the paint shop on 29 June. "Osprey" name plates were fitted to the locomotive during the 1980s and early 1990s due to the politics of the time. Its name has since reverted to Union of South Africa. The works number of Union of South Africa was 1853; the plaques are located in the cab itself and not on the exterior cab sides as is the usual practice.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the trips listed, it cannot be guaranteed

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The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
London Paddington 0922 2138
Slough 0947 2105
Reading 1012 2040
Swindon 1149 1847
Cardiff 1358 1640


London to Cardiff Christmas Market


Thursday 22nd November 2018


London Paddington , Slough , Reading , Swindon

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