THE new Ilfracombe to Swansea ferry service will also run to Cardiff when it starts this spring, the Gazette can exclusively reveal. The chairman of Severn Link, Chris Marrow, will make the announcement today (Wednesday) when he addresses a gathering of N

THE new Ilfracombe to Swansea ferry service will also run to Cardiff when it starts this spring, the Gazette can exclusively reveal.

The chairman of Severn Link, Chris Marrow, will make the announcement today (Wednesday) when he addresses a gathering of North Devon tourism and business leaders at the Barnstaple Hotel.

The second service will actually dock at Penarth on the outskirts of Cardiff, but ferry operators will be arranging a direct link to take passengers the extra five miles into the city.

The service will operate on the same schedule as the Ilfracombe to Swansea route, with a daily service during the summer months.

It means the attractions of Cardiff, including the airport, Millennium Stadium, shopping, historic buildings and culture, will be less than two hours away for people in North Devon.