By Becky Reid
Being the only Welsh teacher at EC London at the moment, students are always asking me to recommend somewhere in Wales for a cheap and convenient weekend away. So if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London life and explore a completely different area of Britain, then here are my top tips!
The quickest and easiest way to get to Wales is by train. All trains to south Wales are run by a company called First Great Western and leave from London Paddington train station approximately every half hour. To get to Cardiff, the capital, takes two hours and you do not have to change. Although the train is the best way to get to Cardiff, it is also expensive and a return ticket will cost you about £40-£60. The further in advance you book the ticket, the cheaper it will be. The other cheaper alternative is to go by coach, which takes just over three hours. A company called National Express runs frequent services between the two capitals. A return ticket could cost you as little as £2 if you book far enough in advance but usually it will be between about £10-30.