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Carreg Cennen Castle

Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
44-155-882-2291
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have just got married in CC and feel compelled to share my experience. To summarise, it was simply an astonishingly beautiful venue, filled with hardworking, sincere and helpful staff, topped off with some of the nicest food you will ever eat! We had booked the venue 10 months in advance for Sept, mainly because of the huge demand leaving... More

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South Wales
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Fantastic castle ruins in an idyllic location that is literally in the middle of nowhere. There is a short uphill hike to access the castle from the car park but it is not as difficult as it first appears (I did it in flip flops!) The highlight is the naturally formed underground cave at the south east corner of the... More

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Wales
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A true Welsh ruined castle from the 13th Century, which has a spectacular location. It's a lovely area and well worth a visit at any time of the year.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Liked: Fantastic view from the top of the hill, authentic goats and sheep on your way, wild blackberry along the road. Ascent not difficult at all (and we are not hikers), though from below it looks frightening. Disliked: not so much to see inside the ruins (we did not try to explore the cave as some people are doing; torches... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited the castle after reading how it is the most romantic castle in Wales and to a point it surely is. The spectacular views you have from standing in the castle are just stunning. It certainly has an air of romance and one could stand looking out over the views for hours. The castle itself has great information boards to... More

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Leeds, UK
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26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Came here first over 20 years ago when I was utterly taken by it's dramatic location. Having said that, as a castle, it's the great example of where not to built one :-) No adequate water supply so it could never withstand a siege! Despite this it's a glorious place in a glorious setting. One thing seems to puzzle the... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A perfect story book castle in a magical setting. All with the bonus of a natural rock cavern and a passage beneath the ramparts that would gladden the heart of Indiana Jones.

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went to Tourist Information place in Llandovery - one of the leaflets we picked up was for a walk around Carreg Cennen Castle. Marked 'easy-moderate', make sure you take waterproof boots for the (shallow) ford crossing! Walk itself a bit of a scramble in places but the views across to the castle were stunning.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Health and safety be damned - you can do some proper exploring of this ruined castle and climb on its walls and explore a very exciting cave down a long, dark, slippery passage (bring a torch!) after negotiating some tiny and insubstantial steps. If you are not so sure on your feet you may find some of the walking around... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A great way to blow away the cobwebs. Nice walk with good views. The caves are a bit slippy & slimy. Well worth a stroll.

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