Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle, Llandeilo: Hours, Address, Carreg Cennen Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Carreg Cennen Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
About
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.
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Pinkpeach81
Swansea, UK66 contributions
spectacular views!
Jun 2021
wonderful experience visiting the castle, comfortable shoes are recommended - not suitable for persons with reduced mobility as it is a bit of a steep climb right up to the castle. lovely tea rooms and shop
Written 7 June 2021
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Shelley
Cardiff11 contributions
Did not disappoint!
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautiful castle with spectacular views along with a lovely cafe and shop. Staff were a little overly keen to close up, almost trying to deter cafe customers after us so I can understand the previous reviews but I saw the farmer explaining some of the historic equipment to guests in a very friendly manner and it really is a beautiful castle so I'd thoroughly recommend.
Written 3 June 2021
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MLH00014
Cirencester, UK23 contributions
Disappointing visit
May 2021 • Couples
All our research led us to believe this was dog friendly and a nice afternoon out. After a considerable drive we started with a coffee and cake and were told in no one uncertain terms that there were no dog walks unless you paid to go to the castle. I used their loo, there was no toilet roll, the hand dryer didn’t work and there were no paper towels. All in all, not a good experience. Not dog friendly and not very people friendly either.
Written 10 May 2021
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Andrew H
2 contributions
Rude staff
Nov 2020
Unbelievable how disgustingly rude the member of staff I was spoken AT by at the entrance to the castle. I am running a project celebrating Carmarthenshire and came just to do a 10 second video with a scenic background. We weren’t going on to do the walk but were in the car park and farm area. We had already finished our video and were about to leave when she came out of the shop to ask about my dog. This dog is an incredibly friendly, clever and extremely well trained 6 month old border collie. She was off the lead because outside of busy traffic she doesn’t need one and returns to my side at a whistle.

The fault of my dog being off the lead was mine. I didn’t see any signs but had I seen them in fairly sure my dog hasn’t learned to read as of yet.

So when she came out to tell me the dog belonged on the lead. Whilst I didn’t like her patronising tone, I simply apologised and attempted to call my dog back.

As she is very friendly and isn’t used to meeting HORRIBLE people, she went wagging her tail to say hello. She was spoken to like a piece of $#!T on your shoe. Shouting at her and making her nervous.

As I was working with a young person on my project I simply whistled and told her to sit. And put her on the lead. Had I not been working then it wouldn’t have just been my dog left upset by the encounter.

My suggestion is perhaps the leaders of the shop could train their staff to be as friendly and well trained as my dog.

Ugly mannered people like that woman don’t deserve to represent such a beautiful heritage site.
Written 29 November 2020
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Dave B
uk10 contributions
Rude and aggressive staff
Sep 2020 • Couples
Rude and aggressive farmer/staff/caretaker. Did not go to the castle in the end as his welcome was so rude. Looks like others have had similar experiences!
Written 27 September 2020
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Keith T
14 contributions
A great castle to visit
Sep 2020 • Family
We visited on a misty day and it really added to the atmosphere of this lovely Welsh castle to visit.
The price is very fair, good car park and cafe and we were able to take our dog.
Once inside we were able to just explore, wandering pretty much where we wanted, there are quite a lot of steps and in the damp weather they were quite slippery so we had to be careful.
The castle is one one side perched on a sheer vertical outcrop so we stayed well back from any edges.
The cave underneath the castle was closed because of Covid but this did not detract from our experience in the slightest.
Written 22 September 2020
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nick w
London, UK845 contributions
Ruins with a View
Sep 2020
Impressive ruined 12th century castle set on top of a rocky outcrop with great views over towards the Black Mountain. Free car parking although there is a fee for entry to the castle ruins (£5.50 each adult). The farm in whose grounds the car park sits also does food and drinks in their cafe and has a small shop. There are toilets in the cafe although only one was open due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Well worth a visit and you can also do a walk from the castle down to the valley and beyond.
Written 20 September 2020
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dexporter
Poulton Le Fylde, UK154 contributions
Up and Down
Sep 2020 • Couples
We combined the castle visit (approx £10 each including parking) with a pretty strenuous walk down into the valley, along the river, round the castle, ending back at the car park. Stunning views from the castle, and great scenery in the woods and valley. A bit boggy in places, but mainly good walking terrain. I think you can do the approx. 4 mile walk for free without the castle visit.
The whole experience took us about 2 hours 20 minutes.
Written 20 September 2020
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Sharon H
Ware, UK6 contributions
What views!
Sep 2020
Wow what a walk! Bit heart thumping at times but well worth it with the view you get from the top. Castle also great to walk round & imagine how it was. Would definitely recommend
Written 18 September 2020
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Rachel D
Cardiff, UK16 contributions
First time here,lovely cafe.
Aug 2020
First time here was disappointed we thought it was expensive wasnt much to look at ,no good paths very slippery,we will not be visiting again,the cafe was lovely thou ,had nice drinks and home made cakes.the barn was nice, great for a wedding has got lovely views.
Written 26 August 2020
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