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Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) Tours and Activities

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Surrounded by leafy Bute Park, Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) boasts a history spanning two millennia. The hodgepodge castle is a jumble of different architectural styles, from the Norman-era keep to the faux-Gothic apartments. It is the former home of the prominent Bute family, who helped transform Cardiff into an influential industrial port.

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City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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See all of Cardiff’s spectacular sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tour of the captivating Welsh capital. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this convenient sightseeing experience and disembark the distinctive double-decker bus whenever an attraction captures your attention. See cultural highlights like the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and Techniquest and listen to informative audio commentary as you explore. Your sightseeing pass is valid for 24 hours after first use, giving you ample time to discover the city.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.98
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$18.98

Day Tour - Castles, Mountains & More

Day Tour - Castles, Mountains & More

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Enjoy the views without the strain of left-side driving when you book this small-group day tour of South Wales’ most stunning castles and mountain landscapes. See Cardiff Castle from the outside, and hear about its 2,000-year history from your driver/guide; explore fairytale Castell Coch and medieval Caerphilly Castle (own expense). Finish by driving through the Brecon Beacons National Park and free time in pretty Brecon, a market town.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.19
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$93.19

Cardiff Day Tour from London

Cardiff Day Tour from London

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Hop over the border to Wales on this full-day tour from London and visit another country with no passports or visas necessary. Spend the morning in Cardiff, where your Welsh guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of attractions like Cardiff Castle, the National Museum and Cardiff Bay. After enjoying free time in the capital, pay a visit to the 13th-century Caerphilly Castle (entry included), before traveling back to London.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.86
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$113.86

Withlocals Your Way: Cardiff 100% Personalised City Tour with a Local

Withlocals Your Way: Cardiff 100% Personalised City Tour with a Local

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Borough Market is one of London’s most famous foodie hotspots, where you can find everything from tasty street food to artisan delicacies and traditional British dishes. This walking tour will give you a local’s view of the market, visiting shops, stalls, and restaurants, and sampling a variety of foods and drinks, including artisan cheeses, cider, samosas, cakes, and handmade fudge.
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  • 3 hours
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$47.18
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$47.18
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Private Tour: Doctor Who TV Locations and Tour of Cardiff

Private Tour: Doctor Who TV Locations and Tour of Cardiff

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Follow in the footsteps of daring Doctor Who on a sightseeing Private tour of Cardiff.. Experience the exciting locations of the series and gain fascinating insight into the secrets behind the eccentric time lord and his fabulous sidekick. Cruise past iconic landmarks like the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum of Cardiff and hear insider gossip from your Doctor Who enthusiast guide. Enjoy a stop to explore locations within Amy Pond’s fictional village of Leadworth and hear behind-the-scenes tales about former doctors like David Tennant, Matt Smith and Christopher Eccleston.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$540.85
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$540.85
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Walk the beautiful River Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey

Walk the beautiful River Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey

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There are undoubtedly few rivers in the UK that come anywhere near to the beauty of the River Wye. The fifth longest river in the UK rises in the remote uplands of Mid Wales and flows through often mind-blowing scenery to the Severn Estuary. We will meet you in central Cardiff and transport you to this tranquil and iconic valley. This relatively easy 3.5 mile walk passes through ancient woodland, historic villages, and along the banks of the majestic and serene river. You can enter the almost 900 year old Tintern Abbey, one of the most impressive ancient monuments in Wales, attracting visitors from all over the world.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.20
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$73.20

Walking Tour in the Iconic Four Waterfalls Valley

Walking Tour in the Iconic Four Waterfalls Valley

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Let us pick you up and take you to this place of immense beauty. This 5.5 mile walk along uneven paths takes you along riverside scenery, with steep sided wooded valleys and four breath-taking waterfalls. In a National Park renowned for its sweeping, barren, mountain scenery, high peak lovers are in danger of missing out on this hidden gem. This pocket of dramatic limestone scenery where 4 stunning waterfalls are within a relatively short walk of each other is a truly unique location like no other in the UK. The highlight of the area is Sgwd yr Eira, where you'll venture right behind the gushing torrent of water, a truly unique and memorable experience that you won't forget.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.20
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$73.20

Cardiff Bay Boat Tour

Cardiff Bay Boat Tour

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Enjoy panoramic views over beautiful Cardiff Bay on this 1-hour boat tour. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at Penarth barrage or Cardiff Bay, then cruise onto the waters as the on-board commentary sheds light on the region’s rich history. Along the way, learn of the regeneration which has shaped the bay we see today and take in top landmarks including the Barrage and its lock gates, the Old Docks, the Wales Millennium Centre, the Welsh Assembly and the Wetlands Nature Reserve. Perhaps alight at Mermaid Quay — Cardiff’s bustling shopping district.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.28
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$13.28

The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales

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The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales

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There's no better way to explore South Wales than in the company of a historian, and native Welsh speaker, who is passionate about the country. This tour, which provides a deeper insight into Welsh culture than any other, takes you to neolithic sites, Roman ruins, Norman castles, and into the atmospheric valleys that have so inspired Welsh culture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.18
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$92.18

Walk the beautiful Wales Coast Path

Walk the beautiful Wales Coast Path

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We will transport you from Cardiff, or meet you at the walk location, and show you that between two of Wales largest cities lies a strip of the Welsh coast that is both beautiful and refreshingly unspoilt. Sitting next to the ocean, this impressive stretch of coastline encompasses wildlife rich river estuaries, sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, rock pools and sweeping ocean views. This 6 mile walk along coastal paths starts near the pretty village of Ogmore-by-sea. We will then proceed parallel to the sea along sandy beaches and clifftop paths with sweeping views across the sea to the English coast, a dream for photographers and lovers of ocean views. Once rested at the beautiful Dunraven Bay, you will return along the coast path, marvelling at how the second highest tidal range in the world has transformed the shoreline.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.20
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$73.20

The mythical West Wales tour

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The mythical West Wales tour

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Explore the mythology and magic of west Wales on this adventurous sightseeing tour from Cardiff. Following pickup at your hotel, spin into the Welsh countryside by private vehicle and enjoy sweeping views over the pretty scenery. Explore traditional old towns and charming villages where time stands still, discover attractions like Kidwelly Castle and the Dylan Thomas boathouse, and gain insight into local Welsh folklore.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.24
$107.09
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$107.09
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Hike up the Brecon Beacons highest mountain, Pen-y-fan

Hike up the Brecon Beacons highest mountain, Pen-y-fan

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We will transport you from Cardiff, or meet you at the walk location, and guide you to the highest point in Southern Britain, Pen-y-fan. This mountain lies in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of immense beauty, rich in wildlife and history. Once arriving at the National Park you will proceed on your walk, all the time receiving interesting information about the wildlife and history of the area, whilst marvelling at the unfolding scenery around you. There will be plenty of stops for photos. When you arrive at the top the views will take your breath away as you look for miles in every direction. You will pass scenic valleys, glacial lakes and historical monuments. You will then be taken back to your start point.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.20
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$73.20

Private Tour: 'Doctor Who' Cardiff TV Locations From London by Black Cab

Private Tour: 'Doctor Who' Cardiff TV Locations From London by Black Cab

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Come with us and stand in the same spot as the daleks, extraterrestrials and sontarans on this full-day tour of Cardiff’s Doctor Who filming sites. Depart from London in an iconic black cab, then travel to the Welsh capital in search of locations featured in the popular Sci-Fi television series. Hear stories about the Doctor and his friends as you view locations featured in the show.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,259.24
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$1,259.24
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Tootbus Cardiff Discovery: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Tootbus Cardiff Discovery: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Sightsee in London with a money-saving ticket that combines a hop-on hop-off Original Tour bus with entry to Madam Tussauds, the iconic waxwork museum. The family-friendly combo ticket lets you discover the capital with ease: Explore with three different hop-on hop-off bus routes, see the sights from the water on a Thames River cruise, and brush shoulders with celebrities at Madam Tussauds.
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  • 3 days 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.98
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$18.98

Private Day Tour of South Wales, including Cardiff & Caerphilly Castle.

Private Day Tour of South Wales, including Cardiff & Caerphilly Castle.

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This day tour is the perfect way to see the city of Cardiff and three of South Wales' most important castles - Cardiff, Caerphilly, and Castell Coch. Starting at Cardiff Castle this tour, led by one of our expert and fun-loving local guides, offers you the chance to see some of South Wales' most iconic and historic landmarks, uncover their history, and explore the culture of Wales all in one day. After exploring Cardiff Castle, you will be taken on a walking tour of the city where you will have the chance to see some hidden gems, that are not often visited by other tours including Cardiff's historic market and covered arcades. After exploring the city you will have time to explore one of the best art galleries in the UK, before being whisked off to the largest castle in Wales where you can explore this medieval marvel. Finally, you will be taken to one of the prettiest castles in the UK where you will be able to see inspirational interiors and breathtaking views of of Cardiff.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$257.55
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$257.55
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Doctor Who Cardiff Walking Tour

Doctor Who Cardiff Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of TV’s favourite Time Lord on this 2-hour Doctor Who walking tour of Cardiff. Visit memorable locations from the sci-fi drama series including Cardiff Castle and the National Museum of Wales, and spot recognizable sights like Rose Tyler’s workplace and the site of Danny Pinks death. Along the way, your guide will entertain you with fun Doctor Who facts and trivia and tell you insider stories and anecdotes about Doctor Who actors and filming locations.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.33
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$20.33

Haunted Wales with Castles and Mansion stay | Small Group Tour

Haunted Wales with Castles and Mansion stay | Small Group Tour

TRIP or TREAT? Give yourself a fright this Halloween with our Haunted Wales Small Group Tour and discover what haunts the castles and mansions around this beautiful country. We will visit some of the best places in Wales to hear a hauntingly good ghost story. Don’t worry you’ll be safe with us!
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  • 8 days
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$4,017.90
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$4,017.90

Private Day Tour of Cardiff, including Cardiff Castle, St Fagans, & Cardiff Bay

Private Day Tour of Cardiff, including Cardiff Castle, St Fagans, & Cardiff Bay

Our Private Day Tour of Cardiff, including Cardiff Castle, St Fagans and Cardiff Bay is the perfect tour for anyone who wants to quickly get to know the Welsh Capital. Whether you are here for a holiday, a flying visit, or are looking to get to know the capital for any other reason this day tour is the best way to discover as much as you can, in a single day. Led by a local Cardiffian, this day-trip allows you to see the best bits of Cardiff, discover its history, and hear what it is like to live in the city. Best of all, because our guides are locals, they know all the best places to eat, drink and explore that are often away from the usual tourist spots. While this tour is usually only available for groups up to 3 people, we are able to offer tours for larger groups of up to 30 (please contact us for more details). This means that should you want to explore with a group of friends, or a college or university group, you can knowing that you will get exactly the same amazing tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$271.10
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$271.10
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2-Day Private Wales Tour to Cardiff and Aberfan from London

2-Day Private Wales Tour to Cardiff and Aberfan from London

No travel in the UK would be complete without visiting Wales and its capital Cardiff, the home of Dr Who. This lovely 2-day package program aims to be the best of both worlds in our beautiful English Heritage. On the first day, Cardiff and on the second day, Wales' immaculate landscape. You will explore the region and have an extraordinary experience with the land of the miners, wildlife, proud people and the land of tears and sorrow. You will observe the rich and varied history with its most famous sites and landmarks. See how the Norwegian community has a home away from home experience in the heart of the city and survived. Get the real sense of beauty and be ready to see the wonders of Wales with your APTG qualified professional tour guide provided by Tourope UK during this tour.
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  • 2 days
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$1,050.35
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$1,050.35
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Cardiff City Private Guided Walking Tour

Cardiff City Private Guided Walking Tour

Cardiff may be a young capital city, but it is a city steeped in history and culture. From the Romans to the Normans, from Tudor times to the Industrial Revolution and beyond, the Welsh capital has lived an eventful and full life. On this two-hour walking tour of central Cardiff we will discuss this journey of Cardiff from Roman outpost to the capital of Wales, which saw the city grow rapidly in size, population and wealth across the nineteenth century. This tour takes in all of the major landmarks of the city centre, including Cardiff Castle, Bute Park, Cardiff Market, the Principality Stadium, and the spectacular Civic Centre. Discover not only the architecture and history of Cardiff, but the culture and characters of Wales too, from rugby, food and language, to the iconic figures who made this little country what it is today.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.44
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$169.44
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Private Doctor Who Day Tour of South Wales - Castles, Cardiff, and Doctor Who!

Private Doctor Who Day Tour of South Wales - Castles, Cardiff, and Doctor Who!

Ideal for Doctor Who fans and their trusty companions, this private tour of Cardiff ticks off all the city’s famous sights and filming spots in just one day. Get acquainted with Welsh history as you explore historical landmarks such as Cardiff Castle, then dive deep into lore as you discover hidden locations you’ll recognize from the TV. Benefit from your guide’s personalized insights and avoid hidden costs with entrance fees included in the price.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.77
Price varies by group size
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$250.77
Price varies by group size

Cardiff City and Dr. Who Movie Private Day Tour from London

Cardiff City and Dr. Who Movie Private Day Tour from London

Our journey from London to the Welsh capital, Cardiff, will take almost 3 hrs by car. Cardiff is rich in history, offering exquisite marvels such as Cardiff Castle, National Museum of Cardiff, Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay and The Principality Stadium in the city. After lunch, we shall start our 2-hour walking tour of the film locations of the famous series Dr Who. Cardiff has been home to Doctor Who since the 2005 show came back, where you will experience more than 30 memorable scenes from over 20 episodes on this fully-guided walking tour. Your movie tour starts at Cardiff Castle including Danny's death from Series 8, a tour of the National Museum of Wales, the site of Donna Noble's bad wedding, Rose Tyler's workplace and many more. Your APTG qualified tour guide will show you how planetary and interstellar scenes have been filmed on-site in Cardiff, giving you a chance to follow the footsteps of the Doctor Who and his helpers. Join us!
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  • 8 hours
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$324.96
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$324.96
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A Journey in time: An audio tour through the lively Tudor city of Cardiff

A Journey in time: An audio tour through the lively Tudor city of Cardiff

This self guided audio tour helps you escape the modern city of Cardiff and picture what it was like to walk through the streets of the tiny but lively Tudor Town of Cardiff in the 1500s. Most (but not all) of the Tudor buildings are long gone, but thanks to historical records and maps we can piece together, as you meander through the city centre, what you would have seen, what dramatic events you might have witnessed, and who you might have been lucky enough (or unlucky enough!) to meet. Your journey back in time is helped with period music and sound effects to complete a magical journey of the imagination!
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  • 40 to 55 minutes
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$5.99
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$5.99

Private Walking Half-Day Walking Tour of Cardiff

Private Walking Half-Day Walking Tour of Cardiff

Our Private Half-Day Tour of Cardiff is the best way to quickly get to know the Welsh Capital. Whatever your reason for visiting, this is the best way to discover as much as you can of this stunning city in half a day. Led by a Cardiffian, this trip allows you to see the best bits of Cardiff, hear what it is like to live in the city and discover some of the local hidden gems that only a local knows about. Because our guides are locals, they know all the best places to eat, drink, and how to experience all the best bits of the city including those places that are away from the usual tourist trails. Starting in the city, and including a brief visit the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff's civic centre, the tour will finish 'down the bay' where you are able to visit some of Wales newest and most iconic buildings and learn how the city (and Wales) has changed in the last 100 years.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.44
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) costs USD 5.99. Guided Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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