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Carreg Cennen Castle
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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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"sheer drop"
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"well worth a visit"
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"guide book"
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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, with steep steps down to an enclosed passageway leading to a dark cave. If you go down there, make sure you have a torch, the passageway is lit by arrow slits but at the end of it you go down some very steep steps and into the cave which is in complete darkness. I did find about halfway along the passage way, the floor steepens a little and the concrete floor has worn and was very slippy so I slipped over so make sure you hold onto the hand rail. Well worth a visit, but try to do it on a clear dry day so you can enjoy the views, and don’t get wet on the walk up to the castle

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 the castle. We weren’t brave enough to walk to the end of it though. Perhaps next time.

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 with the word “we prefer cash” from the lady behind the counter, there was an uneasy silence as my wife and children looked at each other it felt she was not going to budge I just told her we did not have any, she was not happy and we made payment by card, nothing wrong with machine, customer service very cold and poor. Hence we did not spend any further time in the shop. The castle is a great visit, lovely views; I would suggest bring a picnic, though we did find £15 for a family pricey for what it is staff attitude cold as the castle itself.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have ben there several times with and without dogs / children. Take a torch for the dark tunnels and some money for the cafe. The location is great and the staff are generally very friendly. It is a wonderful castle and it's proximity to the lovely and welcoming Drovers town of Llandovery or hillside town of Llandeilo makes it an easy place to reach. It's Wales, so sensible shoes and raincoats always a good idea to have in the car!!

Thank JSMacGill
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