The Llandaff Ghost Walk

 

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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 true 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!

Practicalities

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This is a walk with true accounts of paranormal experiences in this place and enduring local legends of ghosts, told at the atmospheric spots where they are said to have occurred. However, it is not a "ghost spotting" experience, and paranormal activity cannot (unfortunately!) be guaranteed, although reported experiences during the walk are not uncommon.

The Ghost Walk takes you through country lanes, ruins, graveyards and fields. Keeping warm and dry is essential. Parts of the route are cold at all times of year.  Parts of the route can be surrounded by long grass and brambles/nettles in summer so covered arms and legs are advisable. In wet weather the route gets muddy in places. Therefore, dress appropriately for the conditions, including wearing wellies in wet weather.

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Price per person:

£8.50 (ADVANCED BOOKING ONLY)* 

* exceptionally it might be possible to join the ghost walk without previously booking.  However, this will only be possible if there are spaces available. The price in such cases is £15 CASH ONLY per person, payable on joining the walk. 

Check in time: 8.15pm (from August 2014) Walk commences 8.30pm DEAD.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Walks start from the large stone cross at the junction of Heol Fair and the Cathedral Green in Llandaff.  Post code is CF5 2EE: Click HERE for a map.

Bring a torch (flashlight) (if you don't have one let us know). £5 deposit for torches borrowed.  Payment fully refunded on return of torch.

Children Minimum age 12.  

12-18 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.

No photography while stories are being told please, and no audio/video recording at any time.

Getting There

By Car

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.

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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 (entrance is opposite the Spar supermarket). When you have parked the car walk out of the exit and turn immediately right following the High Street past the Butcher's Public House.  The road then bends to the left and you see the cross in front of you. 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)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE DIVERSIONS TO BUS ROUTES IN PLACE MID AUGUST-MID SEPTEMBER DUE TO THE NATO SUMMIT BUT THAT THE TIMETABLE BELOW STANDS.  ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR YOUR JOURNEY

Ask your driver to tell you when to get off for Llandaff Cathedral.  It is a 5 minute walk from the bus stop down Llandaff High Street to the meeting point on the Cathedral Green.

 To Llandaff from City Centre (Bus Stop 50 yards beyond the Maltsters Pub):

 18.45: Cardiff Central Bus Station.  Bus number 66.  Arrival time: 19:02

19.05: Cardiff Central Bus Station.  Bus number 62.  Arrival time: 19:16

19:25: Cardiff Central Bus Station.  Bus number 25.  Arrival time: 19:35

19.45: Cardiff Central Bus Station.  Bus number 66.  Arrival time: 20:02

 

From Llandaff to City Centre: (Bus stop is outside Barclays Bank, opposite The Maltsters Pub)

22:18 Barclays Bank, Cardiff Road.  Bus Number 66. Arrival time: 22:30

22:49 Barclays Bank, Cardiff Road.  Bus Number 63. Arrival time: 23:00

23:03* Barclays Bank, Cardiff Road.  Bus Number 66. Arrival time: 23:11

(*this service terminates at Cardiff Castle)

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