Wakefield Edinburgh Train
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Wakefield Edinburgh trains depart from Wakefield Westgate station and arrive at Edinburgh Waverley.
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The West Yorkshire city of Wakefield is located at the edge of The Pennines and lies on the River Calder. In May 2011 The Hepworth Wakefield gallery opened on the south bank of the River Calder near Wakefield Bridge. The gallery displays work by local artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore along with other British and international artists. The gallery is thought to be the largest purpose-built gallery to open in the United Kingdom since 1968. The city's three parks date back to the 1890's when Clarence Park opened on land near Lawe Hill. The neighbouring Holmefield Estate was then purchased in 1919 and followed shortly after by Thornes House in 1924. The Clarence Park Music Festival is held annually and focuses on promoting local bands.
Wakefield is known as the capital of the Rhubarb Triangle, an area notable for growing early forced rhubarb. In July 2005 a sculpture was erected to celebrate this facet of Wakefield, and there is an annual 'Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb" which takes place over the last weekend in February.
The National Coal Mining Museum for England, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Nostell Priory are within the Wakefield metropolitan area, as is Walton Hall, a Georgian mansion set in what was the world's first nature reserve, created by the explorer Charles Waterton.
The historic city of Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city where its ancient past meets a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with an amazing backdrop. Visitors to Edinburgh can take in its stunning scenery, breathtaking architecture and fine food. The city is surrounded by a beautiful coastline and countryside in the nearby Lothians. The city is the world's festival capital, with the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city sits atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the flat landscape of the Lothians with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north. The city skyline is dominated by Edinburgh Castle where, from its ramparts, visitors can gaze down on medieval lanes and elegant terraces that contain over a thousand years of history. On the night of 30 April the Beltane Fire Festival takes place on Calton Hill, involving a procession followed by scenes inspired by pagan old spring fertility celebrations. At the beginning of October each year the Dussehra Hindu Festival is also held on Calton Hill. 'Edinburgh,' said writer Robert Louis Stevenson, 'is what Paris ought to be'.