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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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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.

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Magical Carreg Cennen Castle

The steep climb is worth ever step to the top of this magnificent castle to see the breathtaking views of the surrounding area look out for the impressive natural cave beneath the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
RBursford
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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The castle itself is stunning but the visit was spoilt by a visitor centre that obviously didn't relaly like visitors and a general feeling that walkers were not welcome in the area! The cafe service was grudging, no dogs allowed and the outside area wasn't that attractive even if it hadn't been raining. I fail to comprehend why a Welsh... More 

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Thank Charliebury
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The steep climb is worth ever step to the top of this magnificent castle to see the breathtaking views of the surrounding area look out for the impressive natural cave beneath the castle.

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Thank RBursford
tonbridge
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not dog friendly at all, dogs not allowed in tea room and outside area not appealing particularly in the rain, field that leads to castle was full of cows with calves and a bull and they definitely weren't happy at the prospect of us walking through even with well behaved dogs on leads, a lovely castle but a wasted trip... More 

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Thank jojobrew
Ammanford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we have been here a number of times as it is quite close to home and we love it. castle is great with some fabulous views. the tunnel going down underground is fun to do but take a torch it is very dark. there are some fantastic walks in the surrounding countryside many you dont even have to pay the... More 

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Thank Helen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the steep climb! Atmospheric ruins with fabulous views! Definitely take a torch for the caves. Brilliant hour

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Thank Helen G
South Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what can I say. We stopped here on a whim just to kill a bit of time. We were gobsmacked at how amazing this castle was. We've always been fascinated with castles but this took it to a whole new level. It's a bit of a trek. Suitable for children but would be very hard for people with limited... More 

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Thank bextim
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the castle recently and fell in love with! The scenery surrounding the castle is breathtaking and the castle itself is gorgeous. There is plenty of parking and they have a lovely little cafe that overlooks the castle, that serve a variety of foods. There is a £5 admission fee for adults, but it is really worth it. Would... More 

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Thank Megan H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down my new favourite place in Wales! Absolutely stunning 360 degree views! The castle itself is well preserved, lots left to explore. Strongly suggest wearing decent walking shoes and to bring a torch to explore the old escape tunnel. There's a cafe at the bottom with tasty treats and a gift shop. Perfect for a day out!

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were on our way to the Pembrokeshire Path. Had an extra day and wanted to see a bit more of the history of the area. The drive to the castle gave us a great feel for the area. And the ruins were quite impressive.

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1 Thank Richard R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited Carreg Cennen Castle on a fairly quiet weekday. A visit to the castle was £5 each (adult tickets) which felt appropriate given the uniqueness of the site and the renovation work ongoing. We had lunch in the cafe in the large room overlooking the valley, amazing cheese in the Ploughman's! Good selection of teas, cakes, snacks etc. We... More 

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