|The Llandaff Ghost Walk
Llandaff Ghost Walk in the top 5 UK ghost walks in 2012! Read about it here.
"One of the top 10 things to do in the UK for under a tenner!" See the March 2011 edition of "Essential Travel" magazine.
Llandaff Ghost Walk makes the Yahoo! top 10 in 2011 - read about it here
HEAR A "LIVE" LLANDAFF GHOST WALK! SATURDAY 12TH MARCH - BBC RADIO WALES "GOOD MORNING WALES"
Llandaff: the ancient city within the modern city of Cardiff. Its narrow streets, pubs, and crumbling ruins create the atmosphere of a sleepy forgotten village, dominated by an ancient Cathedral, and one of Britain’s oldest Christian sites, near the banks of the river Taff.
However, behind the peace and quiet of Llandaff lies a turbulent past of war, plunder, disaster, and tragedy. Little wonder then that this tiny hamlet is teeming with stories, legends, and hauntings, ancient and modern.
This is a ghost walk with a difference - you are in a city but can enjoy a mystical rural atmosphere, a Cardiff ghost tour in an ancient village setting - just a 15 minute bus ride from Cardiff City Centre. Mysterious, sad and terrifying tales await: a mournful white lady, seen for generations near the river and in the woodlands; a sinister, hooded and faceless man in black who watches, and follows visitors; a hideously ugly witch-like demon, a portent of death, haunting the lanes and woodlands; curious ghostly children, seen, heard and felt throughout the route.
All these and many more tales, ancient and modern, await!
In case it all gets too much, end the evening with spirits of a different kind, in one of Llandaff’s many pubs!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SPRING 2013 SEASON OF LLANDAFF GHOST WALKS HAS NOW FINISHED. THEY WILL RETURN IN SEPTEMBER 2013.
Private walks can be arranged throughout the summer, subject to availability. To enquire about arranging a private walk, please click here.
The Llandaff Ghost Walk takes you through country lanes, ruins, graveyards and fields. Therefore keeping warm and dry is essential. Parts of the route are cold at all times of year. In wet weather the route gets muddy in places. Therefore, dress appropriately for the conditions, including wearing wellies in wet weather.
Please read the house rules by clicking here
Price per person:
£7.50 (when paid in advance)
£10 (when paying on the night and subject to availability)
Start time: 8pm DEAD! (8.30pm from April 2013 and 8.45pm from May 2013)
Duration: 2 hours
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start time to allow time to be checked in.
Location: Walks start from the large stone cross at the junction of Heol Fair and the Cathedral Green in Llandaff. Post code is CF5 2LA: Click HERE for a map.
Bring a torch (if you don't have one let us know). £5 deposit for torches borrowed. Payment fully refunded on return of torch.
Children The Llandaff Ghost Walk is a genuinely eerie 2 hour walk exploring the supernatural history of this ancient site. Some of the stories have sinister undertones. For that reason it is not suitable for children, and certainly no one under 12 years old. If you are uncertain or in doubt please get in touch to discuss.
12-16 year olds must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (ie parent or legal guardian).
Youth groups (eg scouts/guides/community youth groups) are welcome to book for private tours, for which the tone, choice and content of the stories is selected in discussion with group leaders so as to be appropriate to the age group, and significant discounted rates are on offer, on condition that they have an appropriate number of adult leaders. However, in the best interests of all they cannot be included on public scheduled tours without first speaking to and agreeing with Cardiff History and Hauntings.
From City Centre - At Cardiff Castle, drive West and cross River Taff; turn right into Cathedral Road (A4119) and follow signs to Llandaff.
From M4 (East of Cardiff) - leave M4 at Junction 29 on A48(M), then after 3 miles the A48 (Eastern Avenue). Remain on A48 and, after passing Gabalfa Interchange, the Cathedral will be visible ahead. After 1 mile take left exit and follow signs for A4119 and Llandaff Cathedral.
From M4 (West of Cardiff) - leave M4 at Junction 32 on A470 South. Remain on A470 until Gabalfa Interchange. Turn right on to A48 (Western Avenue) and after 1 mile take left exit and follow signs for A4119 and Llandaff Cathedral.
On arrival at Llandaff, at the large traffic light intersection between the A48/A4119 you will see the "Cathedral School" on the right. Drive past and continue north up a slight hill until after about 100 yards you will see the Black Lion pub on the right. Turn right immediately after the pub into Llandaff High Street. Look for the signs for the right hand turn to the free surface car park behind the High Street. There is also limited parking at the Cathedral lychgate.
If driving south on the A4119, drive past the BBC Studios on the left, the Heathcock pub on the left, and after 200 yards you will see the Black Lion pub on the left. Turn left into Llandaff High Street immediately before the Black Lion, and follow the instructions above about car parking.
By bus from Cardiff city centre (Cardiff Central Bus Station)
Bus Number 122 18.28 (Stagecoach). Journey time 19 minutes
Bus Number 62A 18.40 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 11 minutes.
Bus Number 33 18.45 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 15 minutes.
Bus Number 62 19.05 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 12 minutes.
Bus Number 25 19.25 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 10 minutes.
Bus Number 33 19.45 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 15 minutes.
Please ask to alight at the Black Lion pub. Walk down Llandaff High Street. The Cathedral is at the end. We meet at the large stone cross by the Cathedral Lychgate.
Bus Number 33 22.25 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 15 minutes.
Bus Number 60 22.42 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 14 minutes.
Bus Number 122 23.03 (Veolia Transport). Journey time 10 minutes
(this bus goes to Greyfriars Road Hilton Hotel/Park Plaza stop)