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Cardiff City Hall

Cardiff

Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Cardiff city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Cardiff's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a vivacious city for people of all tastes. From international entertainment and sport at the Principality Stadium, to grand historic buildings such as the Edwardian civic centre, Cardiff Castle and the National Museum. There are beautifully laid out gardens and parks, and Cardiff Bay is home to a large new lake with water sports, restaurants and bars - and the setting for innovative TV programmes such as Dr Who. And in the evening, there's professional opera, theatre and ballet, and lots, lots more.

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Curious About... Cardiff

  • An exploration of Cardiff's city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the city's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Cardiff in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the city - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. Principality Stadium to Cardiff Castle - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
From the towering national stadium of Wales make your way round the heart of the old city centre with buildings bursting with charm. Walk slowly along a couple of Cardiff’s unique arcades – home to unusual shops, eateries, and places to drink – or pop into Cardiff’s fabulous covered market. There’s also the medieval church of St John’s, stately buildings and flowered gardens, and Cardiff Castle – a must-see for any visitor!
1.5 hoursOK

2. Bute Park to Alexandra Gardens - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From one corner of the enchanting Bute Park, with contrasting views of Cardiff Castle, this walk soon takes you into a different world - of dramatic, historic buildings – the County Court, City Hall, the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff University. But there’s also a quieter side – a small park, once home to an Eisteddfod, and Alexandra Gardens with its beautiful flowers, trees and the stunning Welsh National War Memorial.
1 hourOK

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the city and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

Downloads
You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

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Latest Revision : May 2021


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Places you'll pass along the way - tap an image for more detail