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Cardiff: Doctor Who Walking Tour

1. Cardiff: Doctor Who Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Doctor Who as you explore the locations that the world-famous franchise was filmed in, around the vibrant city of Cardiff. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the history of Cardiff and the production of Doctor Who, as well as learning behind-the-scenes stories from the BBC hit series. Gain captivating insights into the rise and fall of the largest coal-exporting city in the world during the 20th century, and get invaluable tips on the highlights of modern-day Cardiff. Learn about the hidden gems of the city, such as the best places to buy Welsh cakes and try traditional Welsh dishes. Admire impressive Dr. Who filming sites along the way such as Millennium Stadium, the National Museum of Wales, and the Welsh Parliament building.

From Bournemouth: Cardiff City Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

2. From Bournemouth: Cardiff City Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

Meet your guide at Bournemouth Coach Station then jump onboard your air-conditioned coach for the day and sit back and relax as you travel across the rolling countryside towards Wales. Arrive in Cardiff at around 11am and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city center, admiring iconic landmarks and learning about the city’s history along the way. Visit the famous and history-rich Cardiff Castle, as well as other sites such as the National Museum of Wales, City Hall, Principality Stadium, and more. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to discover the city on your own, find a local eatery for lunch, or shop for souvenirs. You can also head inside the city’s attractions during this time, for an additional fee payable on entry. In the late afternoon, head to the vibrant Cardiff Bay on the south coast, boasting beautiful views of the city skyline. Here you can also see the Millennium Center, Pierhead, and the National Assembly of Wales.

Cardiff: Private Doctor Who Walking Tour

3. Cardiff: Private Doctor Who Walking Tour

Walk through Doctor Who filming locations in Cardiff with this guided tour. See how Cardiff has featured in the modern show from the first the episode to the latest episodes. Meet your guide and start your tour to 30 filming locations that reference up to a 100 different episodes. Let your guide reveal all of Cardiff's major geographic landmarks and notable buildings that used in the show. Head to the glamorous Civic Centre area and stroll through the old city center towards the modern Cardiff Bay area. Finish your tour at the home of the Doctor Who spinoff "Torchwood" in Cardiff Bay.

From Oxford: Cardiff City Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

4. From Oxford: Cardiff City Sightseeing Full-Day Trip

Meet your guide at the entrance to Taylor Library then jump onboard your air-conditioned coach for the day and sit back and relax as you travel across the rolling countryside towards Wales. Arrive in Cardiff at around 11am and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city center, admiring iconic landmarks and learning about the city’s history along the way. Visit the famous and history-rich Cardiff Castle, as well as other sites such as the National Museum of Wales, City Hall, Principality Stadium, and more. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to discover the city on your own, find a local eatery for lunch, or shop for souvenirs. You can also head inside the city’s attractions during this time, for an additional fee payable on entry. In the late afternoon, head to the vibrant Cardiff Bay on the south coast, boasting beautiful views of the city skyline. Here you can also see the Millennium Center, Pierhead, and the National Assembly of Wales.

Cardiff: Half-Day City Walking Tour

5. Cardiff: Half-Day City Walking Tour

Explore Cardiff with a local guide, and get an insider's view of the historical sites, local landmarks, and hidden gems. Meet at Cardiff Central railway station before walking through the city's stunning Victorian shopping arcade. Listen to your guide explain local favorites, including the oldest record store in the world. Next, walk to Cardiff's famous indoor market, where you can purchase a range of local treats. After, visit Cardiff Castle, the oldest building in the city. Later, follow your guide to the second-oldest building in Cardiff, St John the Baptist Church, before strolling through Cathay's Park and National Museum Wales. View the museum's impressive collection, including work by leading contemporary Welsh artists. Afterward, travel to Cardiff Bay, which was once the largest coal-exporting port in the world. View the modern buildings that have sprung up since the bay's redevelopment.

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