I am a trained tour guide, passionate about Cardiff and Wales. I also love a good ghost story!
I grew up with Cardiff on my doorstep. I have never forgotten the thrill of visiting as a small child - the sight of its majestic and quirky buildings, the sound of its bustling shopping streets and orange buses, and the smell of hops near Cardiff Central Station! Cardiff became my permanent home 15 years ago and, since then, discovering its incredible but as yet largely unknown history has been an ever growing and consuming passion!
They add up to a story waiting to be told! The story of a settlement which has been here for centuries, and witnessed cycles of triumph and disaster, rise, fall and rise again. Signs of Cardiff’s changing shape and fortunes over the centuries remain all around the city centre.
As for the ghosts, well, listening to tales of ghosts and hauntings was part of my childhood in Wales, as it has been for so many children for generations. Visits to relatives for Sunday tea always seemed to end with us children sitting both captivated and terrified as the grown ups exchanged their stories of their experiences, or shared stories passed down to them over the generations.
Such memories have no doubt lingered and left me with a love of storytelling, of legends, and a curiosity about the unknown. I hope you will enjoy some of those stories with Cardiff History and Hauntings. I am delighted to include the Llandaff Ghost Walk: a Cardiff ghost tour which sheds light on the history of this great city, and which reflects a Welsh love of myth, legend and mystery.
If you already live in Cardiff, I hope I can help you see this city in a new and different light. If you are visiting Cardiff, I want you to remember your experience with Cardiff History and Hauntings as a highlight of your visit, for the welcome I extend to you, and hopefully for stories that will leave you fascinated, intrigued and wanting more.