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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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Fantastic Castle Ruin

This 13th Century castle is perched on the top of a bluff, a long walk up but it is worth it for the castle itself and the fabulous views of rural Carmarthenshire. It is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Denisemaerdybach
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Ammanford, carmarthenshire
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Ammanford, carmarthenshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This 13th Century castle is perched on the top of a bluff, a long walk up but it is worth it for the castle itself and the fabulous views of rural Carmarthenshire. It is very picturesque and full of adventure. You can take a torch (either your own or hired from the cafe) and have a 'scary' walk through the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This has been my favourite runined castle since I first discovered it 5 years ago. It position on the side of an inland cliff is imposing and on a sunny day looks spectacular on a rainy day it looks imposing and gives a feel for what it would have been like for attackers. Was nice to see it in the... More 

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Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was my first visit despite living about half an hour's drive away. Not sure why but we had not managed a visit before. Beautiful setting. Approached through farmyard with swallows swooping in and out of outbuildings. Shop, cafe, lovely old farm machinery on display. Small intimate room licences for weddings. Would make a magical setting for tying the knot!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a great visit to this castle and enjoyed it very much. The price is adequate but they do not accept card payments in the ticket office. However, in the shop at the entrance you can pay for the tickets with card and they will wright a note for you to give the man in the ticket office. I... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have visited this castle many times when family come around to visit and so far it has not failed to amaze them all. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A great castle, with stunning views and loads of atmosphere! It was out towards Llandeilo so we were able to vist a few more places and have a great day out!

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Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visited location on 9th May 2015. Fabulous views of surrounding countryside from the castle. Ensure you take a torch as the cave is very enjoyable but be warned it is slippy underfoot so care and sensible footwear recommended. Very enjoyable experience. Lovely circular walks around the castle to keep dogs entertained also.

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Herts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great place to visit for an hour or so with a good coffee shop. Don't however, do as we did, and decide to cycle to it. The climb is steep and lengthy as well as absolutely knackering. Enjoy the scenic drive!

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ME
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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