We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carreg Cennen Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
Phone Number: 44-155-882-2291
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

This spectacular gray-stone fortress dates back to the 13th century, and is...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 253 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great winters day walk to the top for amazing views!

Set in beautifully wild Welsh landscape Carreg Cennen Castle is a must to visit. Spectacular views, Red Kite overhead and sheep grazing! Friendly staff in the Coffee Shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny L
,
Wiston, Haverfordwest,
Add Photo Write a Review

253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Wiston, Haverfordwest,
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in beautifully wild Welsh landscape Carreg Cennen Castle is a must to visit. Spectacular views, Red Kite overhead and sheep grazing! Friendly staff in the Coffee Shop, lovely log burner to warm yourself by too! Large dining room with huge windows to see views over the valleys below. Historical information barn good for children.

Helpful?
Thank Jenny L
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive location, seen for miles. It's s fairly substantial ruin built on top of the ridge. We have visited on a few occasions over the winter as its a favourite with the children. Very atmospheric in the mist and rain, if not a little challenging. The cave is great to visit - be warned - a very aggressive wind... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew H
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arguably the most majestic setting of any castle in Wales sitting on a limestone crag overlooking the Cennen valley. Fantastic ruin with great views. Great walks available around the castle through ancient woodlands. Got to be up there as one of the true Wonders of Wales that is worthy of a pilgrimage by all!

Helpful?
Thank Chris T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views of the castle as you approach are stunning. It's in a dramatic location surrounded by steep hills, fields and moorland. The actual castle is excellent to walk around with great views and a steep climb up to it. The cafe at the bottom is excellent too with a good choice of food and also has a very good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dubaiuaetravel
Ammanford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Carrel kennen castle is a true REAL CASTLE, built on a hill with a sheer drop one side to a river where you will find 3 walks. Small, medium mad long walks. Have to visit if near Ammanford and Llandeilo.

Helpful?
Thank Ted W
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Perfect for blowing away the cobwebs. The castle has commanding views over the nearby countryside. Be sure to take/purchase a torch... The dungeons/caves really are worth exploring. Feels very Arthurian.

Helpful?
Thank Hughes93
Cardiff, UK
Level Contributor
183 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The castle gives a wide view of the landscape and stands majestically guarding its position. Anyone who likes castles would love to visit this one with its vista of landscape and commanding position. It is well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Judeteach
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
270 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I think one of the reasons to come here must be to do some walking as there is not a lot to do once you have climbed to the castle which is up some steep pathways. The views however were outstanding and that was in December so they must be much better in the summer. We found the staff perfectly... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnnieM452
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The castle itself earns the rating of 'very good'; despite it being a ruin, walkways have been put in place which allow visitors to see more of what's there from above ground level. We visited on a misty afternoon so our view of the landscape was impaired but the castle itself was impressive enough to compensate. The cave was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lorna C
Brisbane
Level Contributor
56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The castle has great views and its own cave which was an interesting feature however more information about the castle's history would be useful. If you wish to explore the cave, bring your own torch and shoes with good grip. Fun outing for an hour with the family.

Helpful?
Thank jonesytaos

Travelers who viewed Carreg Cennen Castle also viewed

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
 
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
 

Been to Carreg Cennen Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carreg Cennen Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?