Carreg Cennen Castle Caves


Useful Information

Location: Llandeilofawr Rural. 4 1/2 m SE of Llandelio, Carmarthenshire, South Wales (NGR SN 66800 19100)
Open: NOV to MAR 9:30-17:30. APR to OCT 9:30-19:30. Last admission 45min before closing. No dogs allowed [2017]
Fee: Adults GBP 5.50, Children GBP 3.50, Family (2+3) GBP 15. Torch hire GBP 1.50. [2017]
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: none, bring torch.
Dimension: A=243m asl., L=46m.
Guided tours:  
Photography:  
Accessibility:  
Bibliography: Tony Oldham (2003): The Caves of Carmarthen.
This book is available from Tony Oldham.
Lewis, J. M. (1979): Carreg Cennen Castle, HMSO, London. p 17-18 S
Radford, Ken (1979): The Tales of South Wales, 180 pp Skilton & Shaw, London. pp 176-178 legends.
Address: Carreg Cennen Castle, Trapp, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6UA
Morris family, Castell Farm administer access to the Castle in association with CADW (Tel 012 0 500200) Tel: +44-1558-822291, E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

4th Century first settlements on the hill.
1248 earliest known Castle on the site was raised.
14th Century cave was incorporated into the Castle's defences.

Description

Carreg Cennen Castle is advertised as the most interesting castle in South Wales. It is a famous and well visited tourist destination. Its cave is rather small, and although not developed (which means no light) rather easy to visit. For a detailed description see the first link below, which is an excerpt from Tony Oldhams book The Caves of Carmarthen, written by Paul R Davis.

The farmer: Mr Llewellyn at Carreg Cennen Farm who also owns the castle, hires out caving equipment for visits to the caves on the site. His wife provides excellent farmhouse fare in a converted farm building. There is a gift shop and a large car park with toilets nearby whilst the children are invited to see the farm animals. So while the men visit the caves the little women and children can visit the attractions.


Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.