Carreg Cennen Castle Caves

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Location: Llandeilofawr Rural. 4 1/2 m SE of Llandelio, Carmarthenshire, South Wales (NGR SN 66800 19100)
 Location by UK Streetmap
Open: NOV to MAR 9:30-dusk. APR to OCT 9:30-19:30. No dogs allowed [2004]
Fee: Adults £ 3, Reduced £ 2.50, Family (2+3) £ 8.50. [2004]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: none, bring torch.
Dimension: A=243m asl., L=46m.
Guided tours:  
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)
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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4th Centuryfirst settlements on the hill.
1248earliest known Castle on the site was raised.
14th Centurycave was incorporated into the Castle's defences.


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.

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.

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