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Carreg Cennen Castle

Address: Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
Phone Number: 44-155-882-2291
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This spectacular gray-stone fortress dates back to the 13th century, and is noted for its awesome...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely place to spend a few hours,the castle is a bit of a hike from the entrance but well worth it for the views alone. take a torch for the dungeons and mind your footing! The cafe serves good,locally produced food and the new interactive visitors centre had the family entranced. reasonably priced {I think it cost us around... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Carreg Cennen is reached by parking in the free car park, coming up the walk to the admissions building / shop; then a steepish but manageable walk up to the top of the hill to explore the ruins and the fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Stopped for a very welcome venison pie/pastry in the cafe on the return... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In my opinion It was a very refreshing and a great way to spend a sharp fresh crisp morning walking up a steep hill to a beautiful castle stood on a hill top surrounded by parametric views , It is very rewarding and worth the walk .The under ground cave is not to be missed but definitely not for the... More 

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Wolverhampton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited the magnificent castle on an atrocious day in heavy rain and biting winds.We had our dogs with us but there was no area where dog owners could sit under cover and out of the weather.The owners of the cafe need to get their act together and provide a dog friendly catering area,especially during the winter.So many catering establishments... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great location with fantastic views of the local countryside very atmospheric, Try the cafe after visiting the castle for a warming coffee

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Although a castle in a very ruinous state this is one you should NOT miss. Perched at the top of a sheer cliff this site is outstanding. In the care of CADW the castle is owned by the farmer who breeds long horn cattle on his farm which surrounds the castle. The views over the surrounding countryside are far reaching... More 

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Swansea
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When discussing Wales's best castles we often look at the biggest castles, but Carreg Cennen, which is in a pretty ruinous state, is one of the most spectacular sights in Wales. Sitting on top of a cliff overlooking the Carmarthenshire countryside its location is unrivaled. The views are unbelievable and you could spend hours just looking out over the nearby... More 

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Rhoose, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Before I write this review I have to confess that this region of south Wales is where I call home so, I may be somewhat biased. I do not think so though. Finding Carreg Cennen is quite easy as it is within a couple of miles from the country town of Llandeilo and the village of Glanamman in the Amman... More 

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Cardiff
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I was a bit anxious to visit this place with my other half and our dogs after a friend denounced the place for their anti-dog attitude. Needless to say, we found the place easily enough, well sign posted and great view of the castle from a distance. We arrived to a spacious car park with toilets, although we didn't use... More 

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3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I just love this fairytale castle. Gorgeous views. 3Well posted walks of varying length and difficulty. May need wellies as can be muddy.

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