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Cilgerran Castle

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Typical National Trust place

A standard castle ruin, enhanced with a falconry display with albeit in-co-operative birds. Nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
South of England
Worth a Visit

Not a lot to see here: site is not vast and there aren't many information boards, don't reckon on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alan H
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river”(45 reviews)
“small shop”(12 reviews)
The coracle, a one-person boat native to these parts, has a history dating back thousands of years. Cilgerran Castle, which overlooks the Teifi, a river favoured by the peculiar vessel, isn't doing too badly either. Almost 800 years young and...more
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Castle Square, Cilgerran, Cardigan SA43 2SF, Wales
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All reviews well worth a visit the river small shop national trust amazing views short walk no problem hidden gem gift shop couple of hours guide book steep steps information boards lovely walk car parking free entry falconry display
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The average score is perhaps because we have been so spoiled by the excellence of the other historic sites we had visited recently in Wales which put more into telling the story of the place visited. In that respect, Cilgerran castle is perhaps rather scantily...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A standard castle ruin, enhanced with a falconry display with albeit in-co-operative birds. Nice little shop.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Felix-Mad-Dog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot to see here: site is not vast and there aren't many information boards, don't reckon on spending much more than an hour here. But the location is stunning and the views spectacular - you can go up the inside of the towers...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Amazing views from the top. If you love ruined castles then this is for you. Steeped in history and well preserved. Parking no problem in village. Just a short walk. Cilgerran church is worth a visit too. Has the most amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank hattiee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place to spend an hour or so. The kids enjoyed exploring the castle and the views from the top are lovely. Not easy to park the car though.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank catherinewR1788AJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the castle. Friendly staff at gate and good, minimal, interpretation provided. Certainly stayed longer than we thought but this was due to West Wales falconry being there for a show. Lovely walk from here down to the river although not accessible for wheels!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sesherratt
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We parked in the coracle centre free carpark and began walking along the riverside- a peaceful delight, took some steep steps up to the village and found Cilgerran castle. We were greeted by a huge willow structure of a soldier in the castle yard- he...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Loretta R
Reviewed August 4, 2019

National trust monument, 2 hours should do it Good information of the history, & friendly staff. Some excellent views from the walls.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank G2299MJwilliamb
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

If you fancy an hours walk around a ruined castle this is for you. A good place to take children & the views at the top are excellent, looking down the river. The only real pain is finding somewhere to park the car.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PhilMerridan
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Well worth a quick visit. This is a small but interesting castle with towers and a wall walk to explore, together with great views of the valley below. Parking in the village nearby. Dog friendly.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank DrPeterDRobinson
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Lynda S
July 11, 2019|
Response from Lewis K | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember it seems to be dog friendly, The chap who works on reception is very friendly and even if it wasn't I'm sure you could be persuasive.
February 4, 2019|
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Response from Christopher c | Reviewed this property |
There is not a lot of parking available close by.The route to the castle from nearby parking is approx 400 yards to castle,it is only small,but i love castles so it didn't matter to me.There is a small gift shop,sell drinks... More