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Carreg Cennen Castle

Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
+44 1558 822291
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Such a brilliant castle!!

I came here looking for views and boy did I find them!! This castle is built on a cliff which is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PandaExploraWife
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Awesome

Of all the places in Wales which are calculated to take your breath away, this castle ranks with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tony J
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Carmarthen, 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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“carreg cennen” (29 reviews)
“car park” (52 reviews)
“stunning views” (27 reviews)
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Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA, Wales
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+44 1558 822291
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"carreg cennen"
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"car park"
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"stunning views"
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"underground cave"
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"sheer drop"
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"well worth a visit"
in 31 reviews
"ticket office"
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"the cliff"
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"steep steps"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
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"lovely cafe"
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"guide book"
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"longhorn cattle"
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"working farm"
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"circular walk"
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"cakes"
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"surrounding area"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Of all the places in Wales which are calculated to take your breath away, this castle ranks with the very best From the moment it comes into view, you realise that this isn’t just another castle. The approach and climb up to the castle itself...More

Thank Tony J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle today - lovely setting & a magnificent castle. A couple of suggestions - please make it clearer that tickets need to be purchased & the information board at the castle needs improving. (It didn’t even say how old the castle was). Also,...More

Thank Jane A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is fine, the castle is great, however the owners don't understand courtesy, politeness or customer service. The car park has a small sign at the entrance saying that the gates will be locked at 6pm. I failed to see this as when I...More

3  Thank Jame523
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ruined castle miles from anywhere. It feels haunted and there is that air of mystery that one feels in these derelict old places. The ideal place to take children who have over active imaginations. Good gift shop too they sell really nicely made wooden...More

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect day for the 3 mile walk around this fantastic castle. Started with coffee and cream scone in the lovely cafe and ended with vegetable cawl with delicious bread and local cheese in the delightful cafe.

1  Thank SueLyle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in splendid isolation on a hill top this is the very definition of a castle ruin. Make sure you visit the cave, but make sure you have a torch!

Thank Henchelson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely castle to visit , perched high on a hill, a short walk from the car park by a nearby farm. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Can be quite slippy walking up to it if it’s been raining. Very interesting castle,...More

Thank Martin Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the castle is quite steep and slippery in places, but once you are on the top of the hill, there is nothing but beautiful rolling fields in all directions. Our dog also enjoyed the visit. There is a mysterious underground passageway underneath...More

Thank LenaBaker
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Approaching the site you can see the amazing castle on the hill top. Parking is easy and flat. We as a family entered the farm shop to make payment; I could see two payment machines on counter and pulled out my card. To be met...More

1  Thank jaj15
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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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