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Cardiff: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

1. Cardiff: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Arrive at the meeting point and then follow your guide through the vibrant streets of Cardiff. Explore on foot and learn about this city's rich history and culture. See Animal Wall, Bute Gardens, and Cardiff Market. After this, check out St John's Church, a 12th-century medieval building. Wander through Cardiff's arcades, known for their cafes, artisan shops, and beautiful architecture. Also, admire the Edwardian Baroque architecture of City Hall, which was opened in 1906. Pass by the National Museum, a famous art gallery. Admire the city's street art during the tour. Check out the city's stadium, and find out the best restaurants in the city. Ask your guide any questions you have, so you can discover the city's hidden gems. Finally, walk to Cardiff Castle and finish the tour at this Victorian Gothic building that dates back to the 11th century.

From Cardiff: Tour of Cardiff Bay and Vale of Glamorgan

2. From Cardiff: Tour of Cardiff Bay and Vale of Glamorgan

Start your guided tour in Cardiff city center. Begin with Cardiff's origins as a Roman garrison, traveling through time to the medieval period and the city's expansion as a global distribution center for coal. Visit Cardiff Bay and the Victorian seaside town of Penarth. Drive through the Vale of Glamorgan and discover ancient burial chambers and hidden villages. Follow the Heritage Coast and don't miss the chance to hunt for fossils, or maybe take a dip in the sea. The tour finishes where it began in Cardiff.

Cardiff: Half-Day City Walking Tour

3. Cardiff: Half-Day City Walking Tour

Explore Cardiff with a local guide, and get an insider's view of the historical sites, local landmarks, and hidden gems. Meet at Cardiff Central railway station before walking through the city's stunning Victorian shopping arcade. Listen to your guide explain local favorites, including the oldest record store in the world. Next, walk to Cardiff's famous indoor market, where you can purchase a range of local treats. After, visit Cardiff Castle, the oldest building in the city. Later, follow your guide to the second-oldest building in Cardiff, St John the Baptist Church, before strolling through Cathay's Park and National Museum Wales. View the museum's impressive collection, including work by leading contemporary Welsh artists. Afterward, travel to Cardiff Bay, which was once the largest coal-exporting port in the world. View the modern buildings that have sprung up since the bay's redevelopment.

Cardiff: Private Doctor Who Walking Tour

4. Cardiff: Private Doctor Who Walking Tour

Walk through the world of Doctor Who in Cardiff as you encounter the show's most iconic filming locations. See how Cardiff has featured in the modern show from the first the episode to the most recent stories. On this tour you will discover 30 filming locations that reference up to a 100 different episodes all over central Cardiff. Your guide will reveal all of Cardiff's major geographic landmarks and notable buildings that are used in the show. Head to the glamorous Civic Centre area and stroll through the old city center towards the modern Cardiff Bay area. Finish your tour at the home of the Doctor Who spinoff "Torchwood" in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff: Self Guided Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

5. Cardiff: Self Guided Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Cardiff into an Adventure Playground! Croeso i gaerdydd! Welcome to Cardiff, the city of castles, shopping arcades and home to Welsh rugby. Explore the city centre and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the city's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will begin at the National Museum Cardiff at the heart of Cardiff’s civic centre then wind you through the city streets, in and out of the famous arcades and ending at Cardiff Castle. During your Quest, learn about some famous rebellions, about how the River isn’t where it used to be, discover another world in plain sight and walk through Dead Man’s Alley. Along the way, you and your team will be involved in solving puzzles and completing challenges as you discover all that makes Cardiff the gateway to all that’s wonderful about Wales. So grab some binoculars (for a bit of dragon spotting), put on some comfy shoes and get ready to explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Cardiff Quest! This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corpoorate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing hello@goquestadventures.com Get Questing today!

Cardiff: Doctor Who Walking Tour

6. Cardiff: Doctor Who Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Doctor Who as you explore the locations that the world-famous franchise was filmed in, around the vibrant city of Cardiff. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the history of Cardiff and the production of Doctor Who, as well as learning behind-the-scenes stories from the BBC hit series. Gain captivating insights into the rise and fall of the largest coal-exporting city in the world during the 20th century, and get invaluable tips on the highlights of modern-day Cardiff. Learn about the hidden gems of the city, such as the best places to buy Welsh cakes and try traditional Welsh dishes. Admire impressive Dr. Who filming sites along the way such as Millennium Stadium, the National Museum of Wales, and the Welsh Parliament building.

Cambrian Way/Mid-Wales: Interactive Guidebook

7. Cambrian Way/Mid-Wales: Interactive Guidebook

-This online travel guidebook helps you create a bespoke road trip to help with planning your break before you travel as well as when you are on your break, with 12 months of access. -Therefore, we suggest you don’t wait until your travel date, purchase the guidebook in advance to help you with your planning. Choose an early date and get planning straight away! ................................................................................................................................................... The Cambrian Way road trip winds through the heart of Wales, featuring two National Parks – Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia. This scenic route spans nearly 200 miles from Cardiff to Conwy, showcasing Wales' natural beauty, historic sites, and cultural heritage. It passes through the picturesque Cambrian Mountains, offering breathtaking landscapes and highlighting iconic spots like the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia in North Wales. Find mid-Wales’ campsites and motorhome stopovers. Get the best out of your break with our user-friendly, online guide that will make planning a breeze. Simply cherry-pick from the options provided ensuring you won’t miss a thing! Cambrian Way (Mid-Wales) Highlights: • The online guidebook's suggested mapped route is fully flexible, helping you plan your trip with places to go and things to see and do, whether for 3 to 14 days. • Cardiff: Vibrant capital with rich history, museums, Cardiff Bay, and diverse dining options. • Welsh Valleys: Picturesque landscapes, mining heritage, rolling hills, and mining museums. • Outdoor Adventures: Hiking, mountain trails, water sports, and guided activities in scenic Wales. • Brecon Beacons Park: Water sports, horse riding, walks, rock climbing, stargazing in diverse terrains. • Cambrian Mountains: Explore lakes, rivers, and reservoirs amidst stunning natural beauty. • Mid Wales Towns: Historical charm in well-preserved medieval and market towns. • Eryri National Park: Scenic drive, Mount Snowdon exploration, historic steam engine rides. • Betws-y-Coed: Charming village in Snowdonia, waterfalls, stone bridges, tea rooms, and crafts. • Conwy & Conwy Castle: Medieval town, UNESCO site, castle exploration, panoramic views. • Stargazing: Discover Dark Sky Reserves, and witness mesmerizing starry nights on the Cambrian Way. Online & Interactive Destinations Guidebook: • Save hours using our inspiration and signposting to plan your perfect Wales Way: Cambrian Way road trip driving route • The destination guides cover 25 destination locations and guides on essential places to visit along Wales’ Cambrian Way. • The destination guide includes over 130 attractions, experiences and activities to uncover your own Wales • Uncover More map includes: 50+ Viewpoints / 220+ Places of interest /30+ Hidden gems / 20+ Wild swim spots • Overnight Stay map includes: 70+ Campsites / 35+ Motorhome stops / 80+ Hotels / 85+ B&Bs, guesthouses and lodges

Cardiff Whovian Chronicles A Sci-Fi City Stroll

8. Cardiff Whovian Chronicles A Sci-Fi City Stroll

Venture into the captivating world of Doctor Who right in the heart of Cardiff. As you traverse the city’s streets and landmarks, relive the gripping moments and locations from your favorite episodes. From the majestic Cardiff Castle, which has echoed with the footsteps of both real-life royalty and Time Lords, to the thrilling scenes from episodes like ‘Rebel Flesh’, every corner promises a tale. Our expert guide, a fellow Whovian, will regale you with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and facts. Experience the drama of Danny Pink’s last moments, the suspense of Donna Noble’s wedding, and the everyday life of Rose Tyler. Concluding at the National Museum of Wales, this tour is an immersion into a world where fiction meets reality.

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What people are saying about National Museum Cardiff

cannot recommend this tour enough. Ricky is a fantastic guide and has a deep knowledge and understanding of the area and it's culture. the tour let's you fully soak in the natural beauty of Wales. was an absolute privilege!

An excellent tour of Cardiff with the fun and interesting twist of where they featured in Dr Who. Dewi was a very knowledgeable guide, with great insider unfortunately to share

Enthusiastic guide, in love with his city and his country. 3 hours of history punctuated with anecdotes...only fun!

Eugene was a terrific guide -- definitely would recommend!!

Enjoyed the trip, beautiful scenery and great guide Riki.