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Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk

#7 of 44 Tours in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Llandaff
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Address: Cathedral Green, Cardiff CF5 2LA, Wales
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This is a ghost walk with a difference, for adults and older children (min...

This is a ghost walk with a difference, for adults and older children (min age 12) brought to you by "Cardiff History and Hauntings" offering professional guided walks discovering Cardiff's past - on this walk you are in a city but can enjoy a mystical rural atmosphere, a chilling torch lit Cardiff ghost tour in an ancient village setting amidst ruins, graveyards and wooded lanes, with the spirits of those long dead – sad phantoms, strange lights, and sinister entities. Just a 10 minute bus ride from Cardiff Castle.

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Spooky!

I recently went on this ghost tour, led by James and Peter, and had an amazing time. As told by James, Llandaff is a sweet but spooky little area, with more than its fair share of... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this advertised and thought we would give it a go. Historical and scary, great tour with fanastic knowledge of Llandaff and Cardiff. Took a few pictures that had some strange activity going on. Would definitely go again.

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Hudson Falls, New York
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I recently went on this ghost tour, led by James and Peter, and had an amazing time. As told by James, Llandaff is a sweet but spooky little area, with more than its fair share of ghosts and scary stories. I was more than freaked out walking the paths, even amongst the small group. I would do this again in... More 

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I am really pleased to see that you fell under the spell of the captivating atmosphere of Llandaff's lanes at night! More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Jonathan is an incredible story teller and the walk was really interesting! Learnt a whole lot about Llandaff which was well worth the time.. must do activity !

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your very positive comments. I am very pleased to read that you found the experience well worth the time. I hope I and my team will be able to welcome you on another one of our tours in future. Best wishes, James Cowan More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Having Llandaff roots I was very much looking forward to this experience and I was not disappointed. The stories were well told with our guide ratcheting up the tension excellently. The thick mist we were surrounded in was very atmospheric. If I have one word of warning its that its very cold and dark (duh) so you should come dressed... More 

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am very pleased to see that you were not disappointed with your experience. It sounds as if you had a perfect night for the walk, with the thick mist to add to the atmosphere. I am also very grateful for your reminder to others regarding what to wear for the walk. I... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing special, obviously didn't see any ghosts, great stories but it did feel a lot like a school trip but for adults. Would love to have actually seen some sort of paranormal activity. Would recommend going just for the experience and stories. Gets you thinking and gives knowledge about spirit planes/realms and stuff. It did rain because it's Wales, so... More 

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Dear Samira. I am glad that you appreciated the ghost stories and the overall experience, and I am especially grateful that you recommend it to others. I am sorry that you were disappointed at not seeing any paranormal activity. If only we could so readily oblige! Sometimes, as the stories described, we have certainly had inexplicable incidents occur but we... More 

Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We met at the City Cross, Llandaff and then proceeded to the outside of Llandaff Cathedral where our tour started. It was an eerie night as the mist rolled in from the River Taff as we stood in the field opposite with the grass frosting at our feet. It was great going into a cemetery not used for 60 years... More 

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Dear Ros. Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you had the perfect atmospheric conditions for the ghost walk that night and I am delighted to read that you could feel the eeriness of the setting for the stories. I hope we can see you on more tours in future. Best wishes, James Cowan More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was a 2 hour ghost walk around the area of Llandaf cathedral.It took place on a cold and frosty night starting at 19.30hours - and yes, it included the graveyard! We met on the village green, I was very pleased to see our guide was Jonathan who also conducts the Cardiff castle ghost tour which I had taken last... More 

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a full, descriptive and positive review. I am delighted to see how much you enjoyed the stories and atmosphere and I am also very grateful to you for echoing our advice regarding clothing, footwear and route conditions. It's a pity that you never experienced anything "paranormal" but, alas, something we cannot control! Hopefully though you... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is the second walk I have done from this company and it really was great! Completely different to the Castle walk (if you haven't done it and you like Cardiff history alone let alone anything paranormal!) but still brilliant! I would love to have gone into the cathedral but standing looking at it hearing the history was great! Wear... More 

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Dear Zippy many thanks for taking the time to review your experience on the ghost walk and even better to see that you joined this one after experiencing the Cardiff Castle Ghost Walk. Wouldn't it be great if we could enter the Cathedral itself! Alas, we cannot but I am glad you could feel the history and atmosphere just by... More 

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Very atmospheric. Well informed guide (James) who was also a terrific storyteller. We spent all our time looking over our shoulders. Brilliant -highly recommended

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Dear Liz, many thanks for your review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience on the ghost walk. Precisely the effect I and my colleagues aim to achieve! Best wishes, James Cowan More 

Machen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is a properly authentic ghost walk - no special effects, no costumed characters etc. The atmosphere is provided by the darkness and the natural environment and the stories are fascinating and chilling. Be prepared to open your mind and immerse yourself in some particularly spooky parts of Cardiff history. Loved it, thank you.

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JimCardiffresident, Owner at Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Ghost Walk, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Your reaction is exactly what we try to achieve on these walks and I am delighted to see that you loved it. I hope we can welcome you on to more of our tours in future. Best wishes, James Cowan More 

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