Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle, Llandeilo: Hours, Address, Carreg Cennen Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Carreg Cennen Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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sally j
Chelmsford, UK1,399 contributions
Great Ruin
Sep 2021
The day we visited was quite dull and drizzly, but it didn't take away the beauty of this place. The walk up is quite steep, but its worth it. I'm sure on a clear day you could see for miles. It's a good place to explore.
Written October 4, 2021
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JJARG
West Sussex4 contributions
Magical Castle, poor show Cafe
Sep 2021
Used English Heritage membership which the website said I could but my details had to be "slowly" hand written into a book. The Castle and area is magical, beautiful and well worth a visit. Member of party had mobility issues so choose to stay with the dog outside the shop/cafe after being rudely told dogs not allowed and evicted. The door to the cafe is covered in hand written (passive aggressive) notes "toilets for customers only" etc etc Did not see the sign Dogs not Allowed which I assumed included Guide & Assistance dogs among the numerous edits. There is no sheltered area outside the cafe/shop area. Summary - well worth a visit but if you have a dog the Cafe is not "Dog Friendly" and good luck with food allergens
Written September 30, 2021
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vineta_krone
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK1,581 contributions
Amazing place and views
Sep 2021
Amazing castle, great view, we are so glad to see this magnificent place. The staff in the shop are very lovely and friendly, we really enjoyed this place. Will be back ASAP. Highly recommended!
Written September 25, 2021
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Jane
Lichfield, UK122 contributions
An amazing accidental find
Sep 2021
Stumbled across this castle by accident but so glad we did.
The Staff in the shop/café were super lovely and although we arrived quite late (4:30pm) we still had enough time to have a thorough look around.
The price of admission is incredibly cheap.
Views are incredible - would advise wearing grippy shoes as some of the stairs are steep and especially in the cave it was very slippy.

I found it quite difficult to walk back from the castle to the shop/car park as the cows had moved into that field with the bull being close to where the gate was to leave, but they were harmless.

(Beware if you're arriving by motorbike, the sat nav will want to take you the shortest route back to the main roads but they are farm tracks with lots of gravel/grass, the car park is absolutely fine though)
Written September 22, 2021
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Katherine
24 contributions
A must see
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is one of my favourite castles in Wales. The view is stunning and it is a responsibly well preserved castle. Although there is limited singable you have good access to lots of areas of the castle, including the tunnel and that leads into the cave.

The tea room was nice and it’s only a short walk from the the car park. A must visit.
Written September 17, 2021
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Thomas M
Exeter, England, United Kingdom147 contributions
Amazing castle and cave
Sep 2021
Amazing castle in a spectacular location. The very long cave under the castle is an added bonus, make sure you bring a torch!
Written September 10, 2021
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JerryFn
Herefordshire, UK103 contributions
So dramatic, a fantastic Castle.
Sep 2021
So dramatic on such a fine bluff. It doesn't matter if the weather is rough, you can imagine yourself defending it in a blizzard.
Quite a hike but take it slowly and you are there.
Play game of thrones in your imagination, or watch out for Orcs.
Written September 5, 2021
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Nic G
5 contributions
Stunning Castle
Aug 2021
Lovely walk up to the castle and stunning views. Interesting areas to explore within the ancient walls - we particularly enjoyed going down into the caves. Be sure to bring a torch for this and some good footwear and slippy and very dark! There was also a lovely cafe/tea room and little gift shop. Would recommend for a visit.
Written August 15, 2021
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davidmassey47
Matlock, UK1 contribution
Very relaxing!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Despite the rain during our 4 mile walk in the countryside around the castle we had good views of this impressive ruined castle on a high cliff above the river. The visitor cafe is in a beautiful old barn and lunch was good - Welsh rarebit, and a lovely homemade vegetable soup with a hunk of bread and cheese. And the proprietor who earlier in the morning was directing cars in the car park, comes out with the coffee pot topping up your drink - name another visitor centre where that happens!
Written August 14, 2021
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lucy035
uk14 contributions
Brilliant morning at the castle
Aug 2021 • Family
Took two ten year old boys who said “it was the best experience ever” - they absolutely loved the cave. Used my phone light which was bright enough.
Amazing views. Lovely cake and a cuppa at the cafe/gift shop. Brilliant morning out - loved it
Written August 11, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM