Good evening, everyone.
My original plan was to visit Cardiff from about Noon-6 PM on an upcoming Saturday in March. I would be coming via train from London, and then taking a train to Bath in the evening, to continue our trip.
I saw that I could get reasonable train fare London-Cardiff on the Friday evening, so thought I might just take the train that night and stay in Cardiff, instead of London. This would give me extra time in Cardiff.
According to my original plan, I was going to visit Caerphilly & Cardiff Castles. But if I had the entire day, that is, 9-6, would it be possible to visit Chepstow, Caerphilly & Cardiff Castles? I will not be visiting any other castles during our tour, so I'm not concerned with getting 'castled out'. I thought it might be something like this:
Cardiff-Chepstow: Arrive at 9:47, Return to Cardiff at 11:48, arriving in Cardiff at 12:23
Cardiff-Caerphilly: Leave at 12:31, arrive 12:50; return to Cardiff 15:10, arriving in Cardiff at 15:29 (will be having lunch in Caerphilly)
Cardiff Castle: 15:30ish to close @ 6 PM.
We'd then have dinner in Cardiff, pick up our luggage, and take an evening train to Bath.
This gives me at least an hour and a half at each castle. Is this too much? Any alternative suggestions? I really just consider it to be something like a day tour, except it's by train, and without a guide (and I'm going exactly where I want, which is why I'm not taking an organized tour in the first place). The tickets are off-peak & anytime, so I could move on later/earlier depending.
Thanks in advance! :)