MEET THE STORYTELLER
James Cowan

I grew up with Cardiff on my doorstep. I have never forgotten the thrill of visiting the city as a small child - the sight of its sometimes majestic, sometimes downtrodden, and sometimes quirky buildings, the sound of its bustling shopping streets and buses, and the smell of hops near Cardiff Central Station! After years of fleeting encounters with this city, as I flirted with cities and countries around the world, Cardiff became my permanent home in 1997 and, since then, discovering its incredible but as yet largely unknown history became an ever growing and consuming passion!
They add up to a story waiting to be told! The story of a settlement which has been here for 2000 years, and has witnessed cycles of triumph and disaster, rise, fall and rise again. Signs of Cardiff’s changing shape and fortunes over the centuries remain all around the city centre.
I developed a number of guided history tours and ghost tours around Cardiff under the auspices of my own company, Cardiff History and Hauntings. Thanks to VoiceMap I am able to offer highlights of the stories told on these tours to anyone at anytime. I have also written and presented a number of local television programmes on Cardiff’s History.
If you already live in Cardiff, I hope I can help you see this city in a new and different light. If you are visiting Cardiff, then I hope you will be left fascinated, intrigued, and eager to return!

Creep amongst the buildings of this 100-acre museum in search of ghostly tales
ByJames Cowan, 14 Jun 2021

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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1mi
Stalk the ghostly and hallowed grounds of Cardiff's Llandaff Cathedral
ByJames Cowan, 21 Oct 2019

Walking Tour

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35 mins
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1mi
Travel back in time and meander through the lively Tudor town of Cardiff
ByJames Cowan, 19 Jul 2018

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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2mi
Hear and see the story of a momentous period in Cardiff’s history
ByJames Cowan, 03 May 2018

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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1mi