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Cardiff's Forgotten Past

24 reviews
About Cardiff's Forgotten Past
This walk is brought to you by "Cardiff History and Hauntings" offering professional guided walks discovering Cardiff's past. On a gentle walk through the heart of Cardiff hear stories of a town long gone: gang warfare between powerful families on the Tudor streets, pirates seeking haven and sheltered by nobles, statesmen holding the highest office in the land, martyrs who died for their faith, and poor folk who worked hard but paid a heavy price for minor crimes.
Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

A group of us went on James' Civic Centre Tour last night. It sounds quite boring but it was really interesting. We are all Cardiff residents, most for at least a couple of decades, but we learnt such a lot about the history and people...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Bryn_the_Great
JimCardiffresident, Owner/operator at Cardiff's Forgotten Past, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thank you so much for your great feedback. It was a pleasure meeting your group and it was a very memorable evening for me too: the first time for me to do a tour of the civic centre in the evening instead of the day...More

Reviewed 28 May 2015

This tour is great for covering the bits of history you never hear about - where did Cardiff residents grow their food? Why is the doorway to St John's Church so far below street level? What did the place smell like in Tudor times? Jim...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We are just back from Cardiff - we saw an advertisement for this tour on the railings on St. John's Church and just showed up at the appointed time on Saturday morning. Jim walked us through Cardiff, telling us about the Cardiff that existed in...More

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank siobhanmccluskey
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Jim gave my wife and I the perfect tour of Cardiff and Castell Coch in mid-April. Completely accommodating and very engaging, Jim's love for Cardiff and Wales was evident during our one day tour. He drove us to Castell Coch in his personal vehicle and...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank CadeG
Reviewed 8 July 2012

I called Friday night to inquire about booking a next day tour with the assumption it wouldn't be possible. However, I was pleasantly surprised when Jim said "absolutely" even though I was the only reservation! He was even kind enough to tailor it to my...More

Date of experience: July 2012
3  Thank MaggieK_12
Reviewed 22 May 2012

I originally contacted Jim to book a private tour of Castell Coch and was so impressed that I also decided to book this tour as part of our weekend visit to Wales. We started the 90 minute tour at 10am on Saturday morning outside the...More

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank DorsetPetal
Reviewed 20 May 2012

I went on this tour yesterday and was amazed that despite being born and bred in Cardiff I still knew so little about the place I call home. Jim is truly a fantastic tour guide who knows everything there is to know about Cardiff and...More

Date of experience: May 2012
4  Thank Jake C
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We decided to go on this walk after doing Jim's Llandaff Ghost Walk (which is excellent by the way). We are lifelong Cardiffians but had some friends staying so wanted them to share in Jim's passion for this city. What really makes these tours so...More

Date of experience: May 2012
4  Thank Stanmax
Reviewed 19 May 2012

I've lived in Cardiff for 30 years but this tour told me so much about the place that I did not know that I saw it again in a new way. This is a great tour if you know Cardiff or if you don't. I...More

Date of experience: May 2012
4  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 19 May 2012

My wife and I were both born in Cardiff so Jim's stories lifted the veil on some of the things we didn't know about our home town. Our friends from Woking who came with us found it equally fascinating. Most of all, Jim is a...More

Date of experience: May 2012
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