The Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage

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The Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage

The Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage
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yakyak2010
Wales, UK26 contributions
The shell house
Sep 2021
Visited on a Friday. Unfortunately the house is only open on Thursdays. Still worth a visit. Quite extraordinary. Put your camera tight to widow in glass and you will get a picture of the adorned wall opposite. Well worth a visit.
Written September 14, 2021
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Climber793984
Kidwelly, UK4 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021
A little hard to find and only open on certain days but it was well worth the visit. Totally amazed at the amount of work that has gone into this little gem
Written August 11, 2021
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Griff H
24 contributions
Fantastic
May 2021
What a fantastic little pace. Not terribly easy to find but well worth the effort. Just go and marvel at it all. It's another bit of wonderful Wales - a must see!!
Written June 22, 2021
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Caroline M
Luton, UK41 contributions
Disappointed
Jan 2020
Ok it was closed so maybe inside is amazing, but the outside looked grubby and very run down ,the stones are only on the front, if your passing then take a look but don’t bother going out of your way . It’s open Thursdays in summer only
Written January 21, 2020
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Andy M
Wales, UK147 contributions
Bizarre + beautiful art
Feb 2019
This out-of-this-world building is well worth a short visit. Marvel at the imagination of those that built it.
Written January 11, 2020
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Gillian C
5 contributions
Curious and beautiful
Sep 2019 • Family
We found the shell house with no problem. A staggering amount of work went into this. It’s frustrating that you can’t walk very far inside and it’s quite dark but totally understandable as it would be sure to get damaged. Definitely has the wow factor! The shell owls inside are really special.
Written September 8, 2019
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mandy666_10
Haverfordwest, UK18 contributions
Unusual and not advertised enough
Jul 2019
Became known of this little place via facebook, hadn't heard of it before. Luckily I searched how to find it, as it is not sign posted until you arrive at the main gates. Unusual and quaint, pity the literature left for visitors was in Welsh. Glad we found it but only takes minutes to look at it. So went to Cenarth Falls after which is only 10 mins away.
Written August 21, 2019
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Jem137
47 contributions
Well hidden little secret
Aug 2019 • Family
As other reviews suggest this quirky little house can be tricky to find however we had no problem following directions others have kindly posted here. Our whole family enjoyed this little trip as we kept it a secret till we got there. The grown up appreciated the uniqueness of the place and the younger children were excited by the notion of this magical little house nestled in woodland as of from a fairytale. The intricacies of the shells and crystals covering every inch of the building including its lights and decors is definitely a must see little wonder. Do note only open on Thursdays.
Written August 16, 2019
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pepper_mint_patti_11
St. Dogmaels, UK532 contributions
Unique place, terrible signage!
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a great little spot for a visit if you can find it. As instructions say it's just past Boncath, look for 2 gate houses and a drive that says private. ignore the sign and drive through the gates down the narrow lane. At the bottom of the lane where the trees start there is a small carpark on your right. Signage from here is good until the lane bends to the left. Alas no signs by the entrance, so as you go past the lane to your right, keep your eyes peeled to your left and a small black metal gate with prism/ pyramid topped gate posts, they are opposite a no tresspass sign. Go down the lane and the Shell house is in front of you. The door is only unlocked on a Thursday and looks like it's open from 10am until 6pm from May to September. You can go into the doorway an not completely inside, but it's so small that's ok. Only 1 person can stand there at a time. the walls are covered with shells etc, beautifully done and completely eccentric. Also worth visiting is the medieval church, first left on the main road back to Boncath.
Written July 12, 2018
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Victoria M
Shrewsbury, UK28 contributions
Hidden Gem
Apr 2018 • Family
Wow! Wow! Wow! It's quite hard to find, but very much worth it. Especially if you're into follies or quirkiness! The history behind it is wonderful & the amount of time, love & work that has gone into it, makes you really appreciate this wonderful amazing place. It is very peaceful & spiritual. It's also nice that something like this, hasn't been vandalised. My moto "Take only photographs, make memories & leave only footprints" I need to build me a place like this.
Written April 17, 2018
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