More information about Carreg Cennan Castle, Carmarthenshire

Whilst we were staying in Brecon in Brecknockshire one of the other guests, on hearing that we were travelling on to St. David's in Pembrokeshire, suggested that we should stop off at Carreg Cennan Castle which was very near our intended route. He thought that we would like it and he was right. It is one of the most spectacular settings of any castle that we have seen and to cap it all the weather was perfect.

The only way that you can get there is by car or by walking - there is no public transport and you would be well advised to take either a good map or written instructions. It is maintained by CADW although it is owned by the local farm and there is a shop/tea room in the farm where you can get refreshments and where you pay your entry fee.

The path up to the castle is not particularly strenuous and any able-bodied person should cope easily. We did see one partly disabled person go up using walking sticks and it may even be possible to take a wheelchair although, I have to say, I wouldn't like to be the one that's pushing and it could probably get only as far as the Outer Ward (Check with the farm before you go). On a good day it is worth going up for the views alone.

This is a must-see for anyone within travelling distance of Llandeilo.