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

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Cave Historic Site
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. For The National Showcaves Centre for Wales and beyond, use our Pen-y-cae vacation planner to get the most from your Pen-y-cae vacation.
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  • Two good sized and interesting caves and a smaller one. Dino park, little iron age village display. And entrance to the stone circle and shire horse centre. I really enjoyed my visit and had i had chi...  more »
  • WOW, this is a must see attraction. We saw this whilst it was chucking it down with rain which in my opinion is spectacular especially with the raging waterfalls.There are 3 caves and one of them is b...  more »
  • Great complex of caves, fantastically preserved and clean. There's a cafe, clean bathrooms and lots of activities for children ! Highly recommend !  more »
  • Very educational, you have to be quite fit as a lot of hills to walk up, if you are interested in the caves and of prehistoric animals then this is the place to go, there are animals as well,a lot to see. Worth going to see.
  • Loved our visit to caves. It was a rainy day however we could still enjoy the whole attraction. So much to do. Kids enjoyed the Dinosaurs land.
  • A bit pricey but good fun. Cathedral cave is best, Bone cave not worth the climb. The dinosaurs are a hoot.
  • Good day out for all ages. Every thing onsite to keep the kids busy. Well worth the travel time to get there.
  • Superb Place. Loved every minute there. Would recommend to everyone. The only down point is the low canopy to get to the last cave.

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