Discover how Cardiff grew from a sleepy market town to a bustling young capital on a walking tour around this compact, walkable city. You’ll get a glimpse of its colourful Roman history, find out how the fortunes of Welsh Steam Coal helped the city grow during the industrial era, and hear about the legacies left behind by the Scottish Bute Family.
On our walk, I’ll share how Cardiff Castle evolved from a Roman Fortress and Norman stronghold into Victorian folly. At key locations along the way, we’ll stop and marvel at beautiful architecture like the Civic Centre. A tour around the city would not be complete without a mention of the home of Welsh Rugby, the Principality Stadium, where I’ll explain how this versatile venue is used for more than just the sport.
Along the way, you’ll hear stories about:
• The Marquess of Bute’s lavish lifestyle
• A secret room hidden within the walls of a restaurant
• Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, two sisters who built up Europe’s largest collection of impressionist art
• The engineer who moved an entire river
Let’s set off on a leisurely stroll around this small city with a big story.