8 reasons why Cardiff will be your next weekend away


If you haven’t visited Cardiff yet, you’re missing out.

Find out why the Welsh marvel regularly tops must-visit lists with our round up of ace tours, trips and activities.

Wandering Bard Tour of Cardiff

‍You can wander with a local bard

Go deep into Welsh culture with this tour exploring South Wales in the company of a historian, and native Welsh speaker. Neolithic sites, Roman ruins, Norman castles, of course the valleys that have so inspired Welsh culture all up for grabs.

Dr Who Walking Tour

It’s the land of Doctor Who

Follow in the footsteps of the only Time Lord who matters on this two-hour Doctor Who walking tour of Cardiff. Visit memorable locations like Cardiff Castle, Rose Tyler’s workplace and the site of Danny Pink’s death all in the presence of a fact-filled guide.

Ghosts of Llandaff Tour

There be the ghosts of Llandaff

Llandaff Self-Guided Audio Ghost Tour from Cardiff lets you go with your own private group, making it scarier than ever. Follow the app through a wooded lane to see Llandaff Cathedral and then follow the riverbank of the River Taff. Hear ghostly tales of paranormal encounters in this area as you go. Follow a route in Llandaff, away from the city, as you hear ghost stories.

Cardiff Dark History Tour

It's got a dark side

The Cardiff Dark Side Tour shows you the other side of the Welsh capital. This tour digs deep into the hangings, executions, graveyards, and misdeeds of Cardiff of yore. Even the most innocuous locations of central Cardiff have their secrets to spill.

Silent Disco Adventure

Cardiff folk will party in the street

You’ve not lived till you’ve been on a silent disco. It's a roaming, rhythmic riot through Cardiff. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all-dance, all-singing walking tour in town. Get those dancing shoes on.

Life Drawing Session

It’s a place to get arty

Whether you’re a keen artist or have never tried drawing before, this two-hour life drawing session in Cardiff will help you develop your skills. All necessary art materials will be provided so you can sketch the live, nude model in many ways. Guidance will be given so you feel confident sketching about ten different pieces.

Leather Workshop

You can even get leathered

This is an unsung gem of Cardiff. Spend the day making a leather bag or shoes of your choice. It’s sustainable: you choose from reclaimed leather and learn about sewing with leather. Finish the day with leather skills and fabulous products.

King Arthur's Wye Valley Tour

Cardiff’s more than the city centre

Want more than just cityscape? King Arthur's Wye Valley Walk is a 13km day walk taking in the area’s highlights but using lesser-known paths. Visit King Arthurs Cave, Symmonds Yat, Biblin's Wibbly Wobbly Bridge, an Iron Age hill fort said to be the last camp of King Vortigen and of course the magnificent River Wye too.