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Carreg Cennen Castle, Llandeilo

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Carreg Cennen Castle (Welsh: Castell Carreg Cennen meaning castle (on the) rock (above the) Cennen) is a castle near the River Cennen, in the village of Trap, four miles south of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The castle is within the Brecon Beacons National Park, and its location has been described as spectacular, due to its position above a limestone precipice. It has been in a ruinous state since 1462 and is now in the care of Cadw, the Welsh Government historic environment service.

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  • 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....  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit. Great walk takes you round the castle, a yellow short walk and a longer red walk. Car park closes too early but you can find other parking along the walks b on the road side.
  • Tucked away in the black mountains, this ruined castle is a hidden gem that has to be seen to be appreciated. The castle is up a steep hill and overlooks the landscape far below, offering beautiful views. Be sure to bring a torch to check out the secret tunnel.
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