Cilgerran Castle
Cilgerran Castle
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Cilgerran is one of the most spectacularly sited castles in Wales. Its two great round towers loom high above the deep gorge of the River Teifi and the fast-flowing stream of the Plysog. The perfect spot, you might have thought, from which the invading Anglo-Normans could defend their newly conquered lands. Take the thrilling wall-walk from the east tower to understand just what a daunting obstacle it must have presented to the rulers of the ancient kingdom of Deheubarth. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for specific times and days, including closures.
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wilson2011372
Cardigan, UK17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Wow what a fab castle. The towers are a great place to explore and enjoy the stunning view of the gorge below. The grounds are very well kept and there are very informative boards/info to read about the site. Definitely worth a visit.
Written August 31, 2022
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Jem137
52 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Beautiful little castle ruins little tricky to find and no parking nearby but still worth a visit to this little gem, we enjoyed a family picnic near in the calm tranquil and picturesque surroundings
Written August 9, 2022
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mildly_surprised
Southampton, UK28 contributions
Aug 2022
Merely average overall.

Visited on one of the days when entry was free (Mon - Thurs incl.) and the shop was closed. Parking reasonably nearby is possible but limited to on-street. There wasn't much of it that was readily accessible.

No drones for some reason - something that seems increasingly common at CADW places. Not sure why if there's nobody around. The masonry is in reasonable condition but there's too much plant growth high up; plants really have no business on buildings. Several places to explore and climb to but kids will need careful supervision on the stone spiral stairs and also on some of the open grass areas where there's scope to fall into the "moat". Good high-level walkways.

In the inner courtyard there was an area fenced-off by three Heras panels. In the middle a very small and low mound of rocks. No explantion as to why it was there.

The leaflet we had was quite difficult to properly orientate and the graphics didn't really show me the layout adequately. Too much attention paid to looking pretty.

Outside, there was a picnic area which had information about princess Nest and a timeline for the place, but there was no interpretation of the many structures at ground level or in the lower level parts. I don't know if a visit on a staffed day would have made this clear.

My overall feeling is that this in interesting enough place but without enough information provided on signboards. The adult entry of £4.80/senior £4.60 and family £15.80 on staffed days would make this poor value I suspect. Stonework needs plant removal.
Written August 5, 2022
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Vantangran
London, UK955 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Ruined castle and you can climb up the towers for views over the area. A good amount to see with some good info boards at the picnic area. Only fridge magnets are lacking!
Written July 22, 2022
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_charlie_c_brown
Chelmsford, UK115 contributions
Jul 2022
Very impressive ruin, well worth a visit. Very interesting historically. The reception staff were very friendly and welcoming. Also, take tim to have a stroll around the village.
Written July 13, 2022
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epemberton
North Yorkshire, UK132 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Fantastic castle, free to enter and we had it entirely to ourselves. Worth climbing up the stairs to get the view over the gorge. Dog friendly.
Written May 4, 2022
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Bailey T
Nottingham, UK75 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We visited on a sunny, off peak weekend. Entry was free as the visitor centre was closed although there is otherwise a fee (free for NT members). Parking is in the village and there is no car park.

The ruins themselves are well kept and surprisingly explorable, allowing you to go up into the towers and see the views.

It is dog friendly with picnic tables and toilets (currently closed).

Could have done with some more information boards to educate and inform about the history and how it was used.
Written March 2, 2022
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Katie K
27 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Tucked away was this beautiful castle with the most stunning views! It is ruined but was a great castle to explore! Loved the wicker sculptures too! Would highly recommend!
Written November 18, 2021
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,256 contributions
Jul 2021
Strangely for NT a ruined castle with a few interesting info boards to fill you in on the importance of this place in pre-medieval Wales. It has connections to the Magna Carter! The royal sculpture art is impressive and a nice touch.
Written October 26, 2021
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Jane F
Sheffield, UK48 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Such a lovely find. Able to walk around the castle freely to explore. Not big but worth the visit. Takes less than an hour to visit.
Written September 21, 2021
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