The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Pen-y-cae

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The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is the main attraction for the 17 km (11 mi) long cave system also known as the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. The bones of 42 humans were found in one of the chambers of this cave system, along with a number of animal bones. The first explorers of the caves, brothers Tommy and Jeff Morgan, used candlelight to find their way through the passages. Now the underground lakes and Britain's most spectacular cave formations are lit by electric lights. The ticket price includes ten other attractions on the grounds, including a rebuilt Iron Age Village and a museum that outlines the conservation programs managed by the caves. Plan your The National Showcaves Centre for Wales visit and explore what else you can see and do in Pen-y-cae using our Pen-y-cae tour itinerary maker .
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  • I have been a few times ,and now my grandsons love going there .the caves and outside attractions ar good.there is also a cafe.i definitely recommend Santa‚Äôs grotto at xmas a wonderful experience.  more »
  • I really enjoyed my visit in this place. Everything is really easy to reach, the caves, the farm, the Dinosaur Park. It would be really suitable for children! The Cathedral caves are my favourite!  more »
  • This was by far the best cave exploring we have done have been to chedder gorge and wooky hole but would say we will go back here before even thinking about the others a great day so much to do caves ...  more »
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  • A brilliant day out. Kids are 11 and 7 and both had a great day. Loads of dinosaur statues all along the route with great photo opportunities. The caves were stunning. My favourite was the catherdral cave as it was so peaceful. Cafe was lovely and clean, reasonably priced and staff were really nice. Even on a grey day the views were amazing.
  • Amazing place, a must see, value for money. Will definitely come again. The caves are fabulous and felt like such an adventure for the whole family as self guide tours in all three caves. Kids also loved walking through the land of the dinosaurs.
  • Best Dino's I've seen in a long time. Needs a caves were great, as caves go. Lots of history, exhibits, displays and models. Friendly staff, clean, bins everywhere. Good day out, prepare for hills, leave pushchairs in car. Plan your toilet breaks, as only one set of each by entrance/cafe. Very impressed, happy to cone again.
  • Every bit as good as I remembered from 27 years ago, kids will love the dinosaur parks. The caves are amazing, well worth taking your time to visit all three of them. My only complaint is that their app is only available for Crapple phones, when will people wake up to the fact that Android phones outnumber them 4 to 1.
  • Excellent family adventure, the dinosaurs are better than most ive seen at larger parks. No queues to get into caves or waiting times, some stunning views inside. We visited today (bank holiday weekend) strongly recommend for families and well worth the money. Top tip - on arrival in car keep to the left and drive up the hill right to the top, entrance in front - saves walking up the hill like i did (gutted).

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