The 2024 IALC Workshop in Cardiff is hosted by Celtic English Academy

The Workshop venue is: Parkgate Hotel, Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1DA

Discover Cardiff and Southern Wales

If you are not already sending your students to Celtic English Academy in Cardiff, then you will soon be...

Cardiff and Southern Wales offer an irresistible blend of cultural richness, natural beauty, and vibrant city life. With its picturesque landscapes and charming coastal towns, Southern Wales is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. From the breathtaking Brecon Beacons to the stunning Gower Peninsula, there are endless opportunities for hiking, surfing, and exploring. Meanwhile, Cardiff, the vibrant capital, exudes a unique charm with its historic castles, bustling markets, and lively nightlife. Whether you're seeking a cultural adventure, a relaxing getaway, or an exciting urban experience, Cardiff and Southern Wales have it all. Don't miss out on the captivating allure of this remarkable region.

Discover Cardiff

A Vibrant City, Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, is a bustling metropolis with a friendly atmosphere. Begin your visit by strolling along the vibrant Cardiff Bay, where you can enjoy waterside dining, visit the Wales Millennium Centre, or take a boat trip to explore the bay's natural beauty. Don't miss a visit to Cardiff Castle (where we will be hosting the workshops welcome drinks), a medieval fortress nestled in the heart of the city, which offers a fascinating glimpse into Welsh history.

City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 2023 (viator.com)

Cardiff’s Bay and Waterfront: A Self-Guided Audio Tour 2023 (viator.com)

Cardiff Bay and Vale of Glamorgan Full-Day Guided Tour 2023 (viator.com)

Macmillan Education - Gold Sponsor of the 2024 IALC Workshop

Beyond Cardiff

If you are looking to extend your stay pre or post workshop you may want to explore some of the beautiful places that surround Cardiff.

Explore the Beauty of the Brecon Beacons: Head north from Cardiff and you'll find yourself in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park. This stunning mountain range is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a variety of activities such as hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. The park's diverse landscapes, including rolling hills, majestic waterfalls, and ancient forests, provide endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Some recommended tours to visit the Brecon Beacons are as follows.

Guided Hike of the Six Brecon Beacons Waterfalls Cardiff Pick-up 2023 (viator.com)

From Cardiff: Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons Full-Day Trip | GetYourGuide



Delve into History at Caerphilly Castle: Just a short distance from Cardiff lies Caerphilly, home to the magnificent Caerphilly Castle. This medieval fortress is the second-largest castle in Britain and is a must-visit for history buffs. Explore its towering walls, climb the leaning tower, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this architectural masterpiece.

The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales 2023 - Cardiff (viator.com)


Experience Coastal Charm: Venture westward to Swansea, a vibrant city known for its stunning coastline and vibrant cultural scene. Spend a day exploring the charming Mumbles area, with its quaint shops, scenic promenade, and beautiful beaches. For nature lovers, a trip to the nearby Gower Peninsula is a must. This area boasts breathtaking cliffs, golden sandy beaches, and hidden coves, perfect for a peaceful seaside escape.

From Cardiff: Mumbles and Gower Peninsular Tour | GetYourGuide

The mythical West Wales tour 2023 - Cardiff (viator.com)


Bath: A UNESCO World Heritage Gem: Just a short train ride from Cardiff, Bath is a city renowned for its Roman-era baths and stunning Georgian architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage City is a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Start your day by exploring the iconic Roman Baths, where you can immerse yourself in ancient history. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets lined with Georgian architecture, and don't forget to visit the magnificent Bath Abbey. For movie and TV lovers, be sure to spot many of Baths famous filming locations including the Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Circus. For art enthusiasts, the Victoria Art Gallery showcases a stunning collection of paintings and sculptures. If you're in the mood for relaxation, indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience at the Thermae Bath Spa. End your day by enjoying a scenic boat tour along the River Avon. Bath is a city that never fails to captivate visitors with its timeless charm.

Roman Baths and Bath City Walking Tour 2023 (viator.com)

City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 2023 (viator.com)

Bath Walking Tour of Bridgerton Filming Sites 2023 (viator.com)

Bath and Jane Austen Private Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour 2023 (viator.com)

Cotswolds Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Bath 2023 (viator.com)

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