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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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Amazing place

Booked to visit using tesco vouchers. Excellent value for money and no hassle in using them. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marshall19_10
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Staffordshire
via mobile
Lots to see

Caves really interesting. We went on Halloween weekend so added treat of scary things/people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah C
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Bath, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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” (244 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 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a great deal to do here, especially for children. The caves themselves are roomy and it was a pleasure not to have to bend down in the main caves. They are well lit and fairly level and it was good to be able...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limestone Caves with great looking naturally formed scenery. A bit of a trek to the bone cave but worth the spectacular views from the top. A very enjoyable day for both adults and children alike.

Thank Jarm19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for a family ticket, managed to spend 3hrs looking round the caves and animal park. Lots of steps so can be a bit tricky if you have a pram. Cafe is good value and food is decent. Need to get some toilets in...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended at the caves Thursday 2nd November 2017 I was in company with my partner and three children. Every year our children dress up and make the most of the Halloween atmosphere at your showcases. This year they were super excited as always. We...More

Thank haz3064
Dan O, Manager at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit, and for taking the time to leave a review. We do apologise that you did not get to visit our Halloween event this year. Due to 2017’s irregular half-term holidays between parts of Wales and England, the decision was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Halloween themed caves which was great a fun and adventurous day out. dinosaur area and waterfall is lovely The farm area is also great with animals roaming free,crazy golf and indoor play centre Will be visiting again

Thank kpg35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family of 4 we were amazed by the 3 caves we visited, but were very disappointed to have to cope with the Ghouls, ghosts and beasts that we had to encounter in the main cave. Maybe it was just us, but even with...More

1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended as a party of two OAPs, a parent and two children aged 6&8, both autistic. The weather wasn't great but we had a fantastic time. There are no OAP concessions (possibly something that should be considered as the site is very steep in...More

Thank Caroline S
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sandraB186460
11 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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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
15 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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