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Carreg Cennen Castle

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Address: Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
Phone Number: 44-155-882-2291
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: This spectacular gray-stone fortress dates back to the 13th century, and...
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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Carreg Cennen....great

Great day out, excellent castle, with great views on the edge of a stunning cliff, and underground caves to explore. Well worth the trek up the hill to get to the castle, go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sue B
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Carmarthen
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Carmarthen
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great day out, excellent castle, with great views on the edge of a stunning cliff, and underground caves to explore. Well worth the trek up the hill to get to the castle, go visit, you will have a wonderful day!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful Castle, amazing views, 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

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Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had nothing to do on a Sunday: decided to venture up country (from the Rhondda) came across the beauty! Captured some beautiful photos with the gopro.

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Llanwrtyd Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

this is one of my favourite castle ruins to visit. So much is complete so you can reallyget a feel for how it was. Sited in a beautiful location and complete with underground tunnels so the kids (and the big kids) will have a great time

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great castle, amazing views, nice cafe but the attitude of one member of staff was terrible. We sat outside with our quiet, well behaved lurcher on the lead for approximately an hour eating and enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon. He appeared lame as we got up so I let him off to walk around and check all was ok, as... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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