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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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Leeds, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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llanelli
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited again during short family break in Llandovery. Children loved it, including the walk down to cave with a torch. Would recommend taking the circular walk down into the valley along the river which you can see from the ruined castle (access is opposite the hut on the way up to the castle). Brings you back through the field in... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I visited this castle with my grandparents yesterday. I thought that it was a very good castle but not the best castle as much of it was either worn away or sectioned off. The cave was interesting, but take a torch with you as its very dark and slippery. But the reason I only gave it a 3 was because... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On 31 July we visited the castle. My husband and I had not been here for 20+ years and it was still as dramatic as the very first time we saw it rising out of the land. Seen from the road up from the little hamlet of Trapp, this great 14th Century fortress looks the perfect setting for King Arthur's... More

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Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have visited Carreg Cennen Castle from an early age when it was the focus of my GCSE history project, and have loved it ever since. Unfortunately due to the appalling way my guests were treated following our wedding I have been left with awful memories of a place that used to hold a special place in my heart. We... More

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amt8777, Manager at Carreg Cennen Castle, responded to this review

I am especially concerned to read your review, particularly as we have no record or recollection of the events you describe, especially any complaints being brought to our attention by any of our brides and grooms. In addition as the daughter of the proprietor I am able to confirm that what you have quoted me as saying is factually incorrect.... More

Robina, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a wonderful castle ruin, set on a hilltop which would have given it superior control over the area where it located. The castle has much of the base work of the structure intact, and you can see many of the individual rooms and chambers. It also has a natural cave which can be accessed and explored. Bring a... More

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