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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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Atmosphere in bucketloads

This is the romantic ruin to see off all other romantic ruins, it even has an underground cave. Perched on a cliff, it has superb views, a wonderful atmosphere and is a reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is the romantic ruin to see off all other romantic ruins, it even has an underground cave. Perched on a cliff, it has superb views, a wonderful atmosphere and is a reasonable walk up from the car park, not as tough as it looks from a distance.. There is a very good cafe near the car park. The kids... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I grew up a few miles from Carreg Cennen Castle and visit there often, however my last trip 3 weeks ago with my husband and 2 year old son wasn't what it should have been, the café in the barn had a little push along toy which I presumed my 2 year old could play with, however after buying coffee... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely day out, very impressive castle visible from a distance as on a very high level. We had a lovely lunch in the cafe, definitely highly recommend their 'Cawl' (thick vegetable soup) comes with Bread and cheese. Then a steady walk up to the castle. Our girls 8 & 9 loved exploring in and around the castle.... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Came across Castell Cerreg Cennen on the way back from a day out nearby. A steep walk to the castle (no path on the mount) You have to climb the hilly grass banks to access the castle. No good if you have mobility issues or wheelchairs. We are Cadw members so got in for free but tickets were reasonably priced.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This castle is well out into the countryside but access is clearly marked with road signs. We were welcomed in the friendliest possible way by the people in the shop who collect payment but also have a very good cafe and unusual gift shop. The castle itself is at the top of a climb but we are 80 and did... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I read about the castle in a publication and decided to take my girlfriend after seeing pictures. You can see the castle in the distance driving up towards it and you already want to stop and take pictures. The car park was free, then its a 10 -15 minute walk to the admissions gate (£4.00 entry for adults), there is... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We found this castle in a brochure and when described as "a must see when in Wales", we decided to take the hour drive out to see it (passing other castles on the way). There is ample parking at the castle, and only a short walk up to the top. At only £4pp (and £1.50 for torch hire), it is... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

13th century castle with very impressive views for miles and miles, absolutely love this castle one of my favourites, even the walk up is nice, if sheep don't freak you out. If you take the cafe and shop out of the picture it really is like stepping back in time. If your around the area this is a must attraction... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
95 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Entrance is just £4 and it's money well spent. The Castle is a short hike up the hill from the car park, the views are stunning, there's not much left of the Castle but what's left gives you an idea of how impressive it must have once been, make sure you visit the Cave, you WILL need a torch and... More 

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Southampton
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117 reviews 117 reviews
72 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've been before and enjoyed it but this time, knowing what I was in for made for a perfect visit. Take a head torch, as the cave you can explore which runs about 50 metres into the cliff is amazing to visit, make sure you also look at the cave entrance way from the outside, where you can see how... More 

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