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Carreg Cennen Castle

Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
+44 1558 822291
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Toilets Locked and Dour Reception

Sorry I’m only human. After a drive to see a CADW property I expect to be able to access loos or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MrandMrs04012010
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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A castle with a view - Shame about the staff!

Carreg Cennen Castle is situated on the top of a hill a few miles out of Llandeilo. Staying in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew M
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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sorry I’m only human. After a drive to see a CADW property I expect to be able to access loos or be directed to nearby facilities. No. Dour cafe staff and very begrudging of my use of the loo! The lovely CADW representative, who took...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carreg Cennen Castle is situated on the top of a hill a few miles out of Llandeilo. Staying in the area, we walked too the castle using one of the excellent circular routes and approached from the woodland up-hill. The castle has an odd setup...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a couple of miles from where we've moved to, so took the visiting kids for a morning. Loved it, especially the caves. Spent a couple of hours exploring and taking in the surrounding views. Will do the walk next time. Cafe and shop at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of ruins to see and it’s all been made accessible with steps etc. The cave is a must but possibly not for the feint hearted...take a torch!! (or hire one for £1.50) The views from the castle are wonderful! There’s a cafe selling a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant site with amazing views. Yes it’s pricey compared to other Cadw monuments. We’ve been there five times over the last two year but no more. The owners shouldn’t be in the hospitality business. Everything is an effort. What you want to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit here. A great ruin and wonderful views. A must see. Well worth the walk up the hill.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend a few hours. A nice easy climb to the castle which is absolutely worth it for the views alone. There is not much information about the castle there but after an internet search it would seem there isn't much in...More

Thank Natalie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An imposing site sitting on top of a hill, these ruins are worth the short walk from the car park, 10 minutes brisk walking or longer if you are strolling. The ruins are a fine example, as with many in the immediate locality, but it...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a gorgeous sunny day, there is a walk up to the castle not for the more infirm. The castle has been well looked after by Cadw and there is a lot to see. The highlight apart from the 360 degree amazing scenery...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

I came here looking for views and boy did I find them!! This castle is built on a cliff which is incredible to see and the castle ruins, they brought you right back in time. The walk up to the castle is not as bad...More

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h0llynich0ll
November 5, 2017|
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Response from andrewglenday | Reviewed this property |
At present 9.30 to 5.30 but just in case they have a website you can check - may just have changed with clocks going back. Cheers
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DiamondGeezer444
August 4, 2017|
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Response from SwanseaMum |
If you have mobility issues, it would definitely be tricky as it is on a rocky hilltop. I can't put a link here but Cadw say "Disabled visitor and companion admitted free The castle is situated on a rocky hilltop Difficult... More
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