Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of this ancient hilltop settlement and follow your expert guide through 1,500 years of history.

From its origins as a sophisticated Celtic community, Llantrisant became one of the most strategically important Norman strongholds in South Wales and, as such, has witnessed a colourful history.

Today, many of its landmark buildings stand as a testimony to turbulent times, boasting a tradition of fierce battles, ancient customs, and notorious characters from eccentric druids to captured kings of England.

Learn more about how Christianity came to the hilltop from the country's largest ecclesiastical college and how the Normans built a stone fortress on the site of a Welsh military base.

You will be fascinated by the stories of the Llantrisant longbowmen who fought for the Black Prince at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, the same year that the town received a Charter and created a community of Freemen.

Find out how the town survived tragedy, plague, epidemics and attacks to become a thriving market town which boasted 27 pubs and a reputation for nightly brawls, debauchery and drunkenness.

Llantrisant boasts an incredible history. It may be a small town, but it has a big story!

Guided Walks

The next Guided History Walk of Llantrisant will be advertised on:

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Tickets for the Guided Walks are priced £6.00 each and all proceeds go to Llantrisant Guildhall Heritage and Visitors'Centre.

We advise purchasing tickets in advance from the Guildhall which is open Thursday - Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

The walks last just over an hour and your guide will take you to eight sites throughout the town to explain the remarkable stories of bloody rebellions, captured kings, eccentric druids and medieval battles.

Why not organise a guided walk for a group of friends or an organisation?

We are happy to run an event to suit your needs so if you don't want to join one of the advertised walks for the general public, then private hire is possible.

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