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Carreg Cennen Castle

Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
+44 1558 822291
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Great views

A fantastic castle with great views. Good source of information and a great base for walks. The... read more

Reviewed today
Andrew G
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Spectacular views

After several visits to the area when the weather wasn’t suitable for a visit to the castle, this... read more

Reviewed today
JaGr50
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Croydon, 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carreg cennen” (29 reviews)
“car park” (54 reviews)
“stunning views” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
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Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
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+44 1558 822291
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"carreg cennen"
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"car park"
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"stunning views"
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"underground cave"
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"sheer drop"
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"ticket office"
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"well worth a visit"
in 31 reviews
"steep steps"
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"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"guide book"
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"lovely cafe"
in 11 reviews
"circular walk"
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"working farm"
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"cakes"
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"surrounding area"
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"tea room"
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"great visit"
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Reviewed today via mobile

A fantastic castle with great views. Good source of information and a great base for walks. The food was also very good with a good choice for vegetarians. Ample parking but expect some steep climbs.

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed today via mobile

After several visits to the area when the weather wasn’t suitable for a visit to the castle, this time we managed it. It is quite a steep walk up to the castle, but if you stop frequently to take in the view it is fine...More

Thank JaGr50
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited this castle after reading on the Cadw website and trip advisor about the incredible views. It was spell binding - the castle on top of the mountain with shear hillsides dominating the skyline it was like something out of a fantasy novel! The...More

Thank CelticRinger
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Based around a working farm, the castle is only a few miles from Llandeilo, up some country lanes, but well worth the effort. Reception is in the converted barn which serves as cafe and shop. Althpugh loos in car park were locked, there are loos...More

Thank StanBrynmawr
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sorry I’m only human. After a drive to see a CADW property I expect to be able to access loos or be directed to nearby facilities. No. Dour cafe staff and very begrudging of my use of the loo! The lovely CADW representative, who took...More

Thank MrandMrs04012010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carreg Cennen Castle is situated on the top of a hill a few miles out of Llandeilo. Staying in the area, we walked too the castle using one of the excellent circular routes and approached from the woodland up-hill. The castle has an odd setup...More

1  Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only a couple of miles from where we've moved to, so took the visiting kids for a morning. Loved it, especially the caves. Spent a couple of hours exploring and taking in the surrounding views. Will do the walk next time. Cafe and shop at...More

Thank Julie V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of ruins to see and it’s all been made accessible with steps etc. The cave is a must but possibly not for the feint hearted...take a torch!! (or hire one for £1.50) The views from the castle are wonderful! There’s a cafe selling a...More

Thank Twidge27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant site with amazing views. Yes it’s pricey compared to other Cadw monuments. We’ve been there five times over the last two year but no more. The owners shouldn’t be in the hospitality business. Everything is an effort. What you want to...More

1  Thank gwynandjules
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit here. A great ruin and wonderful views. A must see. Well worth the walk up the hill.

Thank tandpmcc
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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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DiamondGeezer444
4 August 2017|
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Response from SwanseaMum |
If you have mobility issues, it would definitely be tricky as it is on a rocky hilltop. I can't put a link here but Cadw say "Disabled visitor and companion admitted free The castle is situated on a rocky hilltop Difficult... More
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