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The National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Dan-Yr-Ogof Showcaves Brecon Road | Near Swansea/Brecon, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GJ, Wales
+44 1639 730284
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What an amazing wat to spend a day

The Show Caves are BRILLIANT it is a little bit pricey to get in but well worth it for what you get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kmtudor
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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We visited earlier on in the year and found it very easy to find with the trusted hero from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Voted Britain’s Finest Natural Wonder, and the winner of all major environmental and tourism awards.There are three exceptional caves to experience - Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave. Each cave offers a unique underground adventure. In Dan-yr-Ogof you walk through beautifully decorated passageways for just under 1 kilometre; in Cathedral Cave you walk through enormous caverns, carved out millions of years ago. At the end of this cave you will walk behind 40 feet high waterfalls that cascade around you in the ‘Dome of St Paul’s’, an exceptional end to a truly breathtaking cave. In Bone Cave learn why 42 human skeletons are buried there, and why our ancestors used caves all those years ago.On site we also have one of the world’s largest collections of life-sized dinosaur models. Ranging from the ever popular Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brachiosaurs, to the lesser-known Tsintaosaurus. There are over 220 models to see – you are bound to find your favourite dinosaur! The Shire Horse Centre offers the excitement of two indoor children’s play areas. We also have the farm experience. Why not make friends with the gentle giants – our Shire horses are waiting to say hello. Include the Iron Age village, museum, stone circles, and you have plenty to see and do for all ages. As we are situated in a National Park, you might like to consider staying on our Caravan/Tenting site for your visit to the caves?For those who may want a break, there is our Coffee shop, and finally the Rock and Dinosaur shop to enjoy.
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“cathedral cave” (246 reviews)
“bone cave” (181 reviews)
“dinosaur park” (113 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dan-Yr-Ogof Showcaves Brecon Road | Near Swansea/Brecon, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GJ, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Show Caves are BRILLIANT it is a little bit pricey to get in but well worth it for what you get and you really can spend the whole day there. There are not only three sets of caves but a visitor center, dinosaurs, foot...More

Thank kmtudor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited earlier on in the year and found it very easy to find with the trusted hero from the satnav. I visited with my father and we both wore study walking boots , which i would highly recommend to all visitors as the ground...More

Thank SophieTidd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our annual visit to find santa at the caves once again did not disappoint. Our daughter loved the decorations and wondering through the caves to find santa, such a lovely set up for children of all ages! The food at the cafe was delicious and...More

Thank Bethan O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a family of eight. Two children and six adults and we all had a fabulous day. The caves were decorated with lovely Christmas figures and lights. The childrens presents from Santa made the grandchildren really happy. Santa spoke to the children softly...More

Thank mark n terrie f f
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked Dan yr Ogof caves for our annual santa visit as thought it would be something different and had heard good reviews. It cost us £50 for a family of four. The setup is nice, santa was friendly and spoke to the children for about...More

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Dan O, Manager at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit, and for taking the time to leave this review. We’re pleased you liked how we have set up the attraction for Christmas, and that your family’s visit with Father Christmas was enjoyable. Your comments about the staff dotted around...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The husband accompanied our three year old grandson on school trip to the Santa Experience. As parents of four and grandparents to many we recognise a professional set up when we come across it! The whole experience was, he said, a delight, all aspects well...More

Thank airyairy
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We recently took our 3 small children for our annual trip to see Santa and again it did not disappoint. We started with a ride up on the tractor which the kids loved and the driver was a legend! Dan yr Ogof cave grotto was...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Booked to visit using tesco vouchers. Excellent value for money and no hassle in using them. We were staying about 1.5 hours away on holiday at the time. Free to park. Had a lovely day visiting the caves and learning their history, fascinating. Loved being...More

Thank marshall19_10
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Caves really interesting. We went on Halloween weekend so added treat of scary things/people jumping out. Good information audios in the caves and elsewhere. You need to be fairly fit to see all the attractions. Lots of steps.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time during Halloween with my wife, my 5 year old son, my brother and his 9 and 7 year old boys and another 5 year old and 12 year old. They centre made an effort and decorated the first cave for...More

Thank immortal_ca
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sandraB186460
10 May 2017|
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Response from gingerfree1 | Reviewed this property |
yes they are in the dinosaur and caves part but there is a lot of steep bits and steps. so long as your dog is agile and fit it's worth taking them. Can't remember if they let dogs in to the farm part due to the animals... More
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JulieBump
22 April 2017|
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Response from emylou22 | Reviewed this property |
hello yes they do! I'm not sure the rate but I can tell you our bill should have been 48 for two adults two children. But was 38 with two disabled children. No free carer or reduction for carer.
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becky l
14 January 2017|
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Response from melabar | Reviewed this property |
Allow four hours, unless you are in a hurry. Caves are great and some interesting shops - good for unusual gifts. Nice snacks and food in the café.
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