Dark Llandaff Tour

DARK TOURS: shorter than our "Premium" ghost walks, but exactly the same style and approach as our regular ghost tours, with all their eerie atmosphere, history, legends and true ghost stories, and suitable for a slightly lower minimum age.

**We never sell through third parties. Tickets only valid if purchased directly from our website with a unique order number and date/time stamp allocated by us**

A 90 minute walk through the dark and mysterious land behind Llandaff Cathedral with nerve wracking true tales of ghostly encounters!

Make your way by torchlight along the almost forgotten but intensely atmospheric lands beyond Llandaff Cathedral: wooded lanes, ancient pathways and an overgrown forgotten graveyard. Tales of spirits have been told for generations: figures spying from the trees, a screaming lady, ghostly footsteps and voices, and a terrifying "shadow man".

Practicalities

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PRICE

Standard (Adult) £10.00*

Junior (aged 10-13) £8.00*

*Prices may vary for certain tours on special occasions but where this is the case this will be set out before you book.

Duration:  90 minutes

Terms and conditions: Please read the terms and conditions/house rules by clicking here

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

Start time: Start times vary in line with sunset times throughout the year, Please check on booking

Please turn up at least 10 minutes before the start time shown on your booking confirmation. 

What to expect: A walk with true stories of ghostly phenomena told amidst the wooded lanes, pathways and atmospheric surroundings beyond Llandaff Cathedral. No one "jumps out", and it is not a "ghost hunt". We might experience the unexplained but this cannot be guaranteed. The walk is on public land/footpaths so passers-by might occasionally be present although we endeavour to ensure a secluded atmospheric experience for our group. Please note that there are no toilets on the route.

What should I wear?: Dress to be warm, dry and protected. The walk is all outdoors and can be cold throughout the year, sometimes muddy, sometimes with long grass and brambles/nettles close by. Parts of the route are on irregular surfaces (eg occasional gentle slopes, gravel, earth, and uneven surfaces) so customers must pay attention to advice and have regard for their own safety and that of others.

What should I bring?Please bring a torch (flashlight) or tell us if you need to borrow one.

What should I NOT bring?: No alchohol allowed. For the sake of all participants, anyone intoxicated or disruptive will be banned without a refund. 

Is it suitable for children?: Not suitable for young children. Minimum age 10. 10-18 year olds must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (ie parent or legal guardian with a maximum of 3 young people per parent). Certain stories have dark/adult themes so parental discretion is advised.

What about youth groups?: (eg scouts/guides/community youth groups) Please call us first. We can offer private tours, possibly at a discount, for which the tone, choice and content of the stories is selected in discussion with group leaders. However, in the best interests of all we do not allow youth groups on public scheduled tours without prior arrangement/agreement.

Photography/recording?: no photographs while stories are being told please, and no audio/video recording at any time.

WE DO NOT STAGE OR SET UP ANY "GHOSTLY" INCIDENTS AND THERE ARE NO LIGHTING OR SOUND EFFECTS. 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. It is not a "ghost spotting" experience, and paranormal activity cannot (unfortunately!) be guaranteed, although reported experiences during the walk are not uncommon.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? We regret that, due to the nature of the building and the route, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Toilets: There are NO toilets on the route.

Behaviour: Anyone arriving intoxicated cannot be admitted. No alcohol allowed on the tour. Anyone causing disruption or interfering with the enjoyment of others will be removed by the stewards and security staff.

Getting There

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

By bus from Cardiff city centre 

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

From City Centre (Ask to alight at the Maltsters Pub / Black Lion Pub):

19.05: Westgate Street Cardiff (Bus stop KP). Cardiff Bus number 63.  Arrival time: 19:18

19:18: Holiday Inn Castle Street (Bus stop KQ). Stagecoach Bus number 122.  Arrival time: 19:26

19.25: Westgate Street Cardiff (Bus stop KP).  Cardiff bus number 25.  Arrival time: 19.39

20:05: Westgate Street Cardiff (Bus stop KP). Cardiff Bus number 63.  Arrival time: 20:18

20.25: Westgate Street Cardiff (Bus stop KP). Cardiff Bus number 25. Arrival time 20:37

21:05: Westgate Street Cardiff (Bus stop KP). Cardiff Bus number 63. Arrival time 21.18

Return to City Centre: (From bus stop outside Barclays Bank, opposite The Maltsters Pub)

22:48 Barclays Bank, Cardiff Road.  Cardiff Bus Number 63. Arrival time: 22:59

23:01* Barclays Bank, Cardiff Road.  Bus Number 122 (Operator: Stagecoach). Arrival time: 23:10

(*this service terminates at Cardiff Castle)

By Car

From Cardiff:

- A4119 (Cathedral Road, Cardiff Road, Llantrisant Road). Follow signs to Llandaff/Llandaff Cathedral. 
- Turn into Llandaff High Street at the Black Lion Pub. Free evening parking at surface car park opposite Spar supermarket.
- walk out of car park and turn immediately right following the High Street past the Butcher's Public House.  The road then bends to the left and wait at the large stone cross before you.
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 go past the University of Wales Hospital, Gabalfa Interchange, Tesco Extra and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Take left exit following 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.