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How to Get tp Wakefield by Train

The city of Wakefield is served by two railway stations. Wakefield Westgate is the mainline station in the west side of the town, whilst Wakefield Kirkgate, a smaller, unstaffed station is on the eastern side. Both stations are easily accessible from across the UK. There is a direct service from London to both stations with the journey time being around 2 hours. These services are offered by East Coast Trains and run at regular intervals throughout the day. Direct trains from Birmingham are also available from Crosscountry, with a journey time of approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. From other parts of the UK, trains to Wakefield run regularly on weekdays and weekends. Direct services from Edinburgh take around 3 hours, whilst from the south of the UK, for example Bristol, direct trains using Crosscountry or East Coast run regularly, with a similar journey time.


The city of Wakefield has a great mix of historic, artistic and creative attractions, and is situated in the heart of the beautiful West Yorkshire countryside. Wakefield is an inspiring place to visit, not only for its historic buildings such as the cathedral, priory and castle, but also as a centre for the arts, and in particular, sculpture. The newly opened Hepworth Wakefield, is a centre for art and culture, and is one of the largest galleries outside London. It is home to a huge range of exhibitions and also houses a dedicated learning centre offering a range of hands-on workshops for children, making this a great place for families to visit. Just outside the city is the amazing Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a unique, outdoor centre for modern and contemporary sculpture, set out in scenic gardens and parkland.


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