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Carreg Cennen Castle

16 miles from Carmarthen


Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

There are few castles in Wales - or Europe for that matter - which can boast a more spectacular location than Carreg Cennen. Its ruins crown a precipitous crag in a remote corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Carreg Cennen, its origins shrouded in obscurity, is the ultimate romantic ruin. The existing stronghold, ingeniously adapted to its rocky hilltop, dates from around 1300. It led a chequered life, falling into Welsh and English hands during the troubled medieval period.

A visit to Carreg Cennen is an adventure - not least for the sight of the breathtaking 300ft cliff on which the castle is perched and the dramatic trip through the passageway cut into the cliff-face which leads to a natural cave beneath the fortifications.

Telephone:- +44 1558 822291 - Access:- Roads from A438(T) to Trapp Village.
Railway:- Ffairfach 4 miles.

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Crown Copyright.

Website:- http://cadw.wales.gov.uk

 

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