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Visitor Notice

Please note: Castell Carreg Cennen is a jointly managed site and is not staffed by Cadw.

CSSC membership cards, time credit vouchers and other non-Cadw free entry schemes are not valid at this site.

For up-to-date information on opening times, admission prices and facilities — please check Carreg Cennen’s website:


Iconic ruin offers an unforgettably romantic experience

Welcome to officially the most romantic ruin in Wales – as voted by readers of Countryfile magazine.

Perched on a great limestone crag nearly 300ft/90m above the River Cennen, the dramatic silhouette of Carreg Cennen dominates the skyline for miles around and commands stunning views over the Carmarthenshire countryside.

From the moment you first glimpse the castle, probably built by Edward I’s loyal baron John Giffard at the end of the 13th century, you feel an incredible sense of drama and remoteness.

In this wild setting, with few reminders of the modern world, the castle will seem like your own personal discovery. So feel free to enter the elaborate barbican overlooked by twin towers. Explore the natural cave and vaulted passage cut into the cliff-face. We guarantee an unforgettable experience.

More about Castell Carreg Cennen


Category Price
Members - Join now
Disabled person and companion
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans
Seniors (Aged 65+)

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry

Please note — Time credit vouchers (and other schemes) do not apply to this site. 


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Toilets available with baby changing facilities.

Bike storage area available in car park or close to site.

Parking is situated within easy reach of the castle farm, with approx. 50 spaces.

The whole site is closed and the car park is locked at 6pm daily.

No specific accessible parking

Proceed directly to the monument and do not make contact with the livestock.

Please approach with care and caution for your safety and the safety of others as this is agricultural land/a working farm with livestock and/or machinery. 

Dogs on leads welcome to access ground floor levels of the site.

On-site exhibition within monument.

Gift shop at this site offering a range of products and guidebooks.

Site guidebook available to purchase online and in selected visitor centres.

Please read our policy information about flying drones at Cadw monuments: read the guidance

Smoking is not permitted.

A portable induction loop is available.

Light refreshments are available.



Minor roads from A483(T) to Trap Village.
5km/3mls Llandeilo, on the Swansea-Shrewsbury route.
5km/3mls Llandeilo, route No 280/281, Carmarthen-Llandeilo/Llandovery.
NCN Route No.437 (10km/6.3mls).

Postcode SA19 6UA

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.

Contact us

Telephone 01558 822291

Castell Carreg Cennen
Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA