Religious Tour in Cardiff, Cardiff

The long and rich history of Wales is reflected by the presence of beautiful religious buildings. Cathedrals and churches had always dominated the architectural landscape of Britain. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Cardiff's most beautiful places of worship.
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Religious Tour in Cardiff Map

Guide Name: Religious Tour in Cardiff
Guide Location: Wales » Cardiff (See other walking tours in Cardiff)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Author: Nick
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The Norwegian Church

1) The Norwegian Church (must see)

The Norwegian Church in the Cardiff Bay area of the city of Cardiff, Wales, is a historic church building and formerly a place of worship for the Norwegian community in Cardiff. In the 19th century, Cardiff was one Britain's three major ports, along with London and Liverpool. The Norwegian merchant fleet at the time was the third largest in the world, and Cardiff became one of the major centres of its operations. Sjømannskirken – the Norwegian Church Abroad organization, which is part of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint Stephen Church

2) Saint Stephen Church

The church was constructed in 1900 to replace a temporary iron frame church and opened as the chapel of St. Mary's. In 1912, it became a separate parish under the name of St. Stephen. The parish was deconsecrated in 1992 and the church was used as a community centre and theater until 2001, when it was purchased by its current owners. Tremendous renovations in 2003 transformed the church into a venue for live music performance and regular club-nights, including Bogiez. The entire building...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Mary's Church

3) St. Mary's Church

St. Mary the Virgin Church is a deconsecrated and ruined church in the parish of Caerau with Ely, Cardiff. It was built in the thirteenth century and closed for the last time in 1973. The ruins of St. Mary’s Church stand on the site of a Celtic hill fort on a natural plateau at the Caerau end of a hill range extending from Leckwith to Caerau.

The church is first mentioned in the Taxatio Ecclesiasticus of Pope Nicholas IV in 1291 and was probably built in 1260. Since then it has undergone...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Tabernacle Church

4) Tabernacle Church

The church was built in 1821 to host congregational services for Hayes district and then remodeled in 1865. The church boasts a large congregation and has an eye-catching structure. This large church interior has beautiful ornamentations in its well-lit, spacious hall: it has old furniture with a warm feel, striking stained glass, a gorgeous carved pulpit and a magnificent...   view more
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Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

5) Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral (must see)

The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David, also known as St David's Cathedral Cardiff is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city centre of Cardiff and is the centre of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff. It remains the focal point for Catholic life in Cardiff, and the country as a whole. It is one of only three Roman Catholic Cathedrals in the UK which is associated with a choir school.

The original church was built at a cost of £2,124 in 1842, after fundraising in Wales and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Ebenezer Chapel

6) Ebenezer Chapel

The modest Ebenezer Chapel is found in the city centre on Charles Street in front of the Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral. It was built in the middle of the 19th century. Interestingly, the stones used in its construction were brought here from all over the world at a time when the Welsh coal industry development was at its peak. The church has a congregation of a few hundred Welsh...   view more
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City United Reformed Church

7) City United Reformed Church

City United Reformed Church was erected in the middle of the 19th century by the Scottish Presbyterians drawn here by influential aristocrats and industrialists in the time of the 2nd Marquis of Bute. The original, well-preserved Victorian houses surrounding the church complete the beautiful, 19th-century street image. Today this church is the head office of the Churches Together Bookshop, as well as Cardiff’s Adult Christian Education Center. Its beautifully decorated facade with white brick...   view more
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Saint John Church

8) Saint John Church

The Cardiff’s oldest church of St John the Baptist is situated in the city centre. It was built in the 12th century as a chapel; an addition to the busy St Mary Church. The chapel expanded and gained a perpendicular tower and a set of ten bells in the 15th century, when it was elevated to a parish church. Today it hosts many religious events and celebrations. The most distinctive feature of the beautiful interior of the church include Gothic columns and arches, the organ, old paintings and...   view more
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St Mary of the Angels Church

9) St Mary of the Angels Church

St Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church is located in Canton, Cardiff. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff. It opened on November 3, 1907. The Parish Priest is Monsignor John Maguire and he is assisted by Fr. Andrea Bord. The church architect was F.A. Walters and was built by W.T. Morgan. In January 1941, the sacristies and St Ann's Chapel in the church were destroyed by an air raid.

The church was reordered inside to comply with new Liturgical laws in 2000. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Cardiff, Wales

Create Your Own Walk in Cardiff

Create Your Own Walk in Cardiff

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cardiff is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Walking Tour Around Cathays Park

Walking Tour Around Cathays Park

Cathays Park, also known as Cardiff Civic Centre, is the core of the Welsh Capital city. Central park area of Alexandra Gardens park is surrounded by late 19th century's stunning construction including Cardiff City Hall, Temple of Peace, Cardiff University and National Museum of Wales. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Cardiff's most beloved landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Cardiff Shopping Tour

Cardiff Shopping Tour

The coal-mining capital of Britain, Cardiff offers an exciting shopping opportunity in many state-of-the-art shopping centres like St.David's or Capitol. Along with modern shopping arcades, the busy Cardiff streets are packed with lovely, small specialty shops and galleries. Take this walking tour to discover some of Cardiff's best shopping spots.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The capital of Wales Cardiff is an exciting tourist destination, rich in historic sights and places to visit. The city center and Cardiff Bay area are particularly popular with visitors for the number of cultural locations contained - museums, theaters, art centers and more. Take this self-guided tour and have a great time exploring key attractions of Cardiff.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Museums and Galleries Walk in Cardiff

Museums and Galleries Walk in Cardiff

The capital of Wales Cardiff offers a unique cultural experience for art lovers and people who are passionate about archaeology and history. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the fascinating world of Wales National Museum, glorious expressions of Welsh Soldier military museum and many lovely visual art galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Architectural Jewels of Cardiff

Architectural Jewels of Cardiff

Old and new architecture beautifully combine together to create that unique and vibrant landscape of Cardiff. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the city's most prominent landmark buildings such as the University building, City Hall, Millennium Stadium and many others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Cardiff Family Fun Self-guided Tour

Cardiff Family Fun Self-guided Tour

Cardiff is a vibrant city and a popular tourist destination with lots of interesting places for children and their parents see and visit. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the best family fun attractions Cardiff can offer such as fascinating Techniquest science museum and workshop, Hollywood Bowl games entertainment, Wharf water-front picnic pub and many more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km