Cardiff Lincoln Train
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Cardiff is bordered to the west by the rural district of the Vale of Glamorgan—also known as The Garden of Cardiff— to the east by the city of Newport, to the north by the South Wales Valleys and to the south by the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel. The River Taff winds through the centre of the city and together with the River Ely flows into the freshwater lake of Cardiff Bay. A third river, the Rhymney flows through the east of the city entering directly into the Severn Estuary. Its location and geographic features were influential in its development as the world's largest coal port, most notably its proximity and easy access to the coal fields of the south Wales valleys.
Today, Cardiff is the main financial and business centre in Wales and the city was recently placed seventh overall in the top 50 European cities and also ranked seventh in attracting foreign investment. Cardiff is one of the most popular tourist destination cities in the United Kingdom, receiving around 18 million visitors in 2010 and generating £852 million for the city's economy. There are a large number of hotels of varying sizes and standards in the city, providing almost 9,000 available bed spaces.
Located in the county of Lincolnshire, the city of Lincoln is an great destination for a city break. The city offers visitors a mixture of rich history combined with great arts and culture, boutique shopping and great places to eat and drink. For a family day out why not take a tour on one of the city's open topped sightseeing buses. The tour takes in the highlights of the city where you will hear about the history of the city from knowledgeable guides. If accompanied by a paying adult, children under 16 go free! Lincoln's Gothic cathedral dominates the city's skyline and was once the tallest building in the world, from 1300 - 1549. The cathedral owns one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta, signed in 1215, which resides in Lincoln Castle. Lincoln, and the surrounding countryside, is also the ideal choice for a cycling break. For the more adventurous cyclist take on the challenge of the 100 mile route from Lincoln Castle to the Lincolnshire Coast and back to the castle through the Lincolnshire Wolds. Highlights on the route include the villages of Bardney, Hemingby, Alford and Chapel St Leonards alongside the beautiful views over the Lincolnshire Wolds. The route includes a small amount of hills but is fairly flat for the majority of the way.