Journey down the darkened wooded byways surrounding the Cathedral
Leave the streetlights and houses of Llandaff behind, and journey down the darkened wooded byways surrounding the Cathedral. A rich array of tales awaits you: an ancient Celtic spirit, a portent of death, which rises from the marshland; mysterious lights and misty forms with a life of their own still seen in the cemetery and on the river bank; ghostly sightings of those who perished long ago in the river – by accident, suicide or murder – and the ghosts of those who still search for them in vain. Not suitable for children under 10 years old.
Dress appropriately: appropriate footwear, covered arms and legs. Bring a torch (if you don’t have one let the guide know). Walks take place on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the autumn and winter, starting at 7.30pm. Private tours can be booked at any time to suit you.
From City Centre – At Cardiff Castle, drive West and cross River Taff; turn right into Cathedral Road (A4119) and follow signs to Llandaff. From M4 (East of Cardiff) – leave M4 at Junction 29 on A48(M), then after 3 miles the A48 (Eastern Avenue). Remain on A48 and, after passing Gabalfa Interchange, the Cathedral will be visible ahead. After 1 mile take left exit and follow signs for A4119 and Llandaff Cathedral. From M4 (West of Cardiff) – leave M4 at Junction 32 on A470 South. Remain on A470 until Gabalfa Interchange. Turn right on to A48 (Western Avenue) and after 1 mile take left exit and follow signs for A4119 and Llandaff Cathedral. On arrival at Llandaff, at the large traffic light intersection between the A48/A4119 you will see the “Cathedral School” on the right. Drive past and continue north up a slight hill until after about 100 yards you will see the Black Lion pub on the right. Turn right immediately after the pub into Llandaff High Street. Look for the signs for the right hand turn to the free surface car park behind the High Street. There is also limited parking at the Cathedral lychgate. If driving south on the A4119, drive past the BBC Studios on the left, the Heathcock pub on the left, and after 200 yards you will see the Black Lion pub on the left. Turn left into Llandaff High Street immediately before the Black Lion, and follow the instructions above about car parking.
By bus from Cardiff city centre (Cardiff Central Bus Station): Bus Number 122 18.28 (Stagecoach). Journey time 19 minutes Bus Number 62A 18.40 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 11 minutes. Bus Number 33 18.45 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 15 minutes. Bus Number 62 19.05 (Cardiff Bus). Journey time 12 minutes. Please ask to alight at the Black Lion pub. Walk down Llandaff High Street. The Cathedral is at the end. We meet at the large stone cross by the Cathedral Lychgate.