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Carreg Cennen Castle

Closed Now: 09:30 - 18:00
Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
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castle with a cave

parking is a bit away from castle about 15 min walk up the hill. was easy to find. been great to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Just me A
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United Kingdom
Well worth a visit on a sunny day

Visited here as we were staying very locally and it was a nice day. Wasn't necessarily expecting it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adamcobb
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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This spectacular gray-stone fortress dates back to the 13th century, and is noted for its awesome views from the craggy hilltop upon which the castle sits.
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Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
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All reviews carreg cennen car park stunning views natural cave steep steps ticket office the barn sheer drop guide book gift shop working farm well worth a visit circular walk lovely cafe brecon beacons well worth the effort cakes
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Reviewed 3 days ago

parking is a bit away from castle about 15 min walk up the hill. was easy to find. been great to visit , gem of this castle is a cave take a good torch with you - but if you are claustrophobic be careful -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Just me A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as we were staying very locally and it was a nice day. Wasn't necessarily expecting it to be much but we were pleasantly surprised. It's only a short walk up to the castle from the nice cafe. And the castle itself was way...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome castle lovely walk the castle was great well looked after the cave was amazing kids loved it id love to know how deep it goes the cafe was great friendly staff good home cooked food selection I will definitely be reccomending this for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wellards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great castle to visit (even on a dull grey winter’s day). You can see the castle perched on the hilltop for miles as you approach it. Plenty to explore, including a natural cave that decends about 50m into the hill from inside the castle ward...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here several times, approaching it from several different ways, many slightly more difficult and more spectacular than the traditional route from Llandeilo. Look for the hidden tunnel when you get there (and take a good big beam torch or two with you).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GwynRoberts
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

First I will say I didn’t actually go into the castle. We were in the area and decided to stop off to take the dog for a walk. There is a well marked path that goes around the castle and takes about an hour. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I first visited this castle at the age of 11 and this was my fourth visit (nearly 50 years later) and I am still spellbound by the place. It is in a stunning location, on a cliff some 300 foot above the River Usk and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 953jamesf
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The castle up on the limestone cliffs is an imposing view as you drive up for several miles. Went there on a lovely sun filled day with a guide (Nia, Real Wales Tour). The walk to the castle from the parking lot (car park if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank brown11
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hill top half ruin castle dating back to the 13th century. Steep 10 minute walk from the car park to the castle. Spectactular views of the surrounding area from the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

The castle is definitely worth a visit just for the views alone. The castle itself is pretty amazing and you can go into the caves below which was an unique experience. Take cash as the ticket office does not take care however you can buy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ryan S
19 July 2018|
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Response from Richard P | Reviewed this property |
10-15 minutes
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Ryan S
19 July 2018|
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Response from gwynandjules | Reviewed this property |
It’s quite a steep path on farm track then up the grass hill. About 10 minutes walk.
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h0llynich0ll
5 November 2017|
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Response from andrewglenday | Reviewed this property |
At present 9.30 to 5.30 but just in case they have a website you can check - may just have changed with clocks going back. Cheers
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