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Heart of Wales by Rail via Swansea - Day 5

Friday - The final day of the tour. Our itinerary today is to spend the morning in Knighton and the catch the 14.58 train back to Swansea - 18.14 arrival. If you need to return earlier, there is a four hour gap between trains so take the 11.01 service which will reach Swansea at 14.20.

Alternatively, there is a 12.41 train from Knighton to Shrewsbury (arrives 13.33) with connections arriving in Cardiff at 15.42 or London Euston 16.13.

 

Morning

Time to explore the town this morning and time for a walk? You couldn’t be in a better place!

Knighton is positioned at about the halfway point of the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail and at the start of the Glyndwr's Way National Trail - but there is also a wide range of shorter walks that radiate from the town. The Offa’s Dyke Centre will be able to provide you with all the details.

An interactive exhibition at the Offa’s Dyke Centre allows you to learn about the Dyke and its construction, the Welsh Princes of the Anglo-Saxon period and the history of Knighton and the border area in general.

The Offa's Dyke Centre is positioned at about the halfway point of the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail and at the start of the Glyndwr's Way National Trail.

West Street, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN

 
 

Lunch

After the steep hills of Knighton, a chance for a rest and some lunch!
 

Afternoon

Collect your luggage and head back to the railway station in time to catch the 14.58 Swansea train. We call at Llandrindod at 15.37, Llanwrtyd (arrive 16.12, leaves 16.25), Llandovery 16.49, Llandeilo 17.10 and Llanelli 17.49; arrival at Swansea will be at 18.14.

Knighton railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Station Rd, Knighton, LD7 1DT

 
 

Evening

For Cardiff and London, take the 18.22 train from Swansea which will arrive Cardiff 19.15 and Paddington 21.10.

We hope you have really enjoyed our Heart of Wales Towns Tour and will be back soon for another Tour on the Cambrian Line!
 
 

Other Itineraries

> Explore Mid Wales Days Out

> Heritage Railways

> Scenic Railway Day Trips

> Short Breaks by Train

> Short Breaks in Mid Wales

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