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Once you are within sight of us you can’t miss our bright yellow and purple building but first you’ll have to arrive…

…by Train and Bus
The nearest station for bus and train services is Cardiff Central. From the stations walk left over the bridge crossing the River Taff, then right following the river embankment upstream, follow the road left at the Riverbank Hotel, and we’re just beyond the playground ahead of you.

…by Car

From the M4 take junction 32, then follow signs to Cardiff City Centre along a busy dual carriageway (A470) for approx. 2 miles. On approaching the centre follow the road around the Castle to your right, then straight ahead through two sets of traffic light, over a bridge, then take a left at next traffic lights into Lower Cathedral Road; we’re on the mini roundabout ahead of you. There is ample street parking and limited secure parking.

…by Air
Cardiff International Airport is situated about 40 minutes' drive from the City Centre and services inbound scheduled flights from Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Amsterdam (see Links for more details). From the Airport you will have to take a Taxi or Bus to the city centre.

…by Irish Sea
On your way to or from Ireland by boat? We are an excellent stopping off point for you to visit Wales. All ports are serviced by rail. There are four crossings between Wales and Ireland:

Swansea to Cork
All other ferries between
Ireland and Wales

* Photo courtesy of Neil Turner Photolibrary. Tel 029 2023 1159
** Map designed, produced and published by Mapt Limited.