THE GRAND CHRISTMAS MARKET TOUR 2023

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CARDIFF'S CHRISTMAS MARKET



We caught the through train from a sunny, but frosty, Worcestershire Parkway station SO8950 : Frosty platform at Worcestershire Parkway station by Roy Hughes

We passed through Gloucester, along the west bank of the Severn estuary, past Chepstow to Cardiff Central station.

The Art-Deco booking hall ST1875 : Cardiff Central concourse by Roy Hughes and frontage ST1875 : Cardiff Central station by Roy Hughes

Before visiting the market we decided to walk to the Wales National War Memorial in Alexander Gardens to pay our respects at the 11th hour.

On the way we looked in at Cardiff Castle ST1876 : Dragon & Castle Cardiff by Roy Hughes The keep ST1876 : The keep at Cardiff Castle by Roy Hughes

Arriving at the Alexander Gardens ST1876 : Autumn in Cathays Park Cardiff by Roy Hughes we reached the War Memorial just before 11 o'clock.

A small number of people gathered in waiting ST1877 : Wales National War Memorial, waiting for 11.o'clock on the 11th of the 11th by Roy Hughes Statue on top of the memorial ST1877 : Atop - the Wales National War Memorial by Roy Hughes

On the way back to the city centre and the Christmas market we stopped off for a quick look in the National Museum ST1876 : The National Museum, Cardiff by Roy Hughes

In particular, we wanted to see the collection of French Impressionist paintings ST1876 : French Impressionism Gallery National Museum Cardiff by Roy Hughes

Merry-go-round in Queen Street ST1876 : Cardiff Christmas Market by Roy Hughes

Stalls in St John's Street ST1876 : Cardiff Christmas Market by St John's church by Roy Hughes and by St John's church ST1876 : Merry Christmas at Cardiff Christmas Market by Roy Hughes Hill Street ST1876 : Cardiff Christmas Market in Hills Street by Roy Hughes

The Poppy Tree outside St John's ST1876 : Poppy tree outside St John.s Cardiff by Roy Hughes The City Parish Church of St John the Baptist ST1876 : The City Parish Church of St John the Baptist, ardiff by Roy Hughes Inside ST1876 : Inside St John's Cardiff by Roy Hughes
The City Parish Church of St John the Baptist was founded in the 12th century and
is one of the few remaining mediaeval buildings left in the City.

There are many arcades in Cardiff including the Morgan Arcade ST1876 : Morgan Arcade, Cardiff - ready for Christmas by Roy Hughes High Street Arcade ST1876 : High Street Arcade Cardiff by Roy Hughes

There's also the City Market Hall which has one very famous stall ST1876 : Cardiff Market Hall, "If you want to buy, sell or repair gold jewellery" (GB News advert) by Roy Hughes



A great day out in the beautiful City of Cardiff. Certainly well worth a visit.

KML

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