MEET THE STORYTELLER
James Cowan

I love creating audio tours of cities which lie close to my heart in the hope that others will share my love and passion.

I wrote my first audio tour of Cardiff, Wales in 2018. I grew up with Cardiff on my doorstep and lived there most of my adult life. Discovering its incredible but still largely unknown history became an ever-growing passion. This led me to develop walking tours and telling people the history, legends and ghost stories of Cardiff and Wales – tales of Kings, Princes, and a one-time tiny town on the Taff that overnight become the world’s biggest coal port, from which emerged the grand domes, towers and columns of its beautiful civic centre….and all the time, in its woodlands and castles lurk ancient legends and tales of ghosts!

I am delighted that, thanks to VoiceMap, I have been able to convert some of these tours into self-guided audio tours.

Since 2019 I have had a new home, Copenhagen, and I have fallen in love with this city. Discovering its history, its character, and its characters past and present, has been an all-consuming pleasure, always full of surprises. In 2021 I was delighted to offer my first Copenhagen audio tour, which was a labour of love to research and develop, as a prelude to more Copenhagen tours following in 2022 and 2023.

In 2023 I was very excited to introduce my first ever audio tour in Poland, of Warsaw’s beautiful Old Town. I have been fascinated and deeply moved by Polish history since childhood, and as an adult I have been spellbound by the beauty of its cities, and awe struck by the resilience and determination of the Polish character despite everything the country has experienced. I hope that my Polish audio tours convey this admiration and respect.

Hear legendary tales as you discover the resuscitated heart of Poland's capital

Walking Tour

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90 mins
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0.9mi
(38)
$5.99
See 900 years of history in Copenhagen’s spectacular, royal centre of power

Walking Tour

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90 mins
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1.1mi
(26)
$5.99
Hear the tales of turmoil that helped transform Denmark's medieval capital

Walking Tour

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90 mins
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1.2mi
(63)
$5.99
Creep amongst the buildings of this 100-acre museum in search of ghostly tales

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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1.1mi
Stalk the ghostly and hallowed grounds of Cardiff's Llandaff Cathedral

Walking Tour

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35 mins
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0.6mi
(85)
$5.99
Peel back 500 years of history on this lively meander through Cardiff’s centre

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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1.6mi
(17)
$5.99
Hear and see the story of a momentous period in Cardiff’s history

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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0.8mi
(13)
$5.99