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

Categories: Caves, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • When I arrived here with my partner I saw all the weird plastic dinosaurs and though 'oh dear what have I gotten myself into?' I guess if you have small children they might like the dinosaurs... but a...  read more »
  • Very informative and educational throughout the site. We spent several hours here and still didn't see everything. Our grandchildren would gain so much from this experience. We would love to bring the...  read more »
  • the caves they were fantastic . and you had a chance to hear a bit more about the history. the dinosaur park was amazing . and the farm with the shire horses pigs and alpaca and goats well worth a day...  read more »
  • Great enjoyable attraction. The Caves are cool (literally, so being a hoodie), the dinosaurs are fun and the displays are informative. Don't be tempted to skip the cathedral cave. The iron age village is good but not in the same league as Castell Henley. The animals whiled away another hour. Docking a star for the overpriced cafe, though.
  • This place is fantastic! Soo much to see! Had a lot of fun exploring the Caves and following the story of the brothers who found them. Take some sturdy shoes!
  • Family enjoyed it a lot. The caves where breathtaking and the kids loved all the dinosaurs. Highly recommended
  • Great place to visit. It's even better when the weather is dry, but as you're in n the caves then the outside weather isn't too much of a problem. At £14 an adult entry it's not too bad. Decent enough cafe serving hot food and drinks. Dinosaur park is good too
  • Really interesting place to visit. Three caves jn total to explore. Clearance for the Bone Cave was probably about 4ft so a lot of bending to get to it. On site cafe was a bit overpriced but tbe food was quite nice. Ample parking. Price of admission £14.00 pp (free re-entry) [Price correct as of 21st Feb 2016]
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