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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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Incredible

Wasnt really sure what to expect on this. Sometimes these cave's that are open with easy access are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phil W
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Didcot, United Kingdom
Great for a wet day

Took 2 teenagers on a wet Friday. Not cheap at £15 per adult and £11 per child ( up to 16) but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barry G
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average11%
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“cathedral cave” (218 reviews)
“bone cave” (153 reviews)
“dinosaur park” (102 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 3 days ago

Wasnt really sure what to expect on this. Sometimes these cave's that are open with easy access are a bit naff. This place wasn't like that at all though. I think its good value for what you get first of all. With plenty to keep...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took 2 teenagers on a wet Friday. Not cheap at £15 per adult and £11 per child ( up to 16) but parking free. There is a good cafe to get a snack eg cheese, beans and chips for £5 and very filling. You enter...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What amazing caves, they even welcomed well behaved dogs in. Seeped in history, they have great dinosaur attractions

Thank jaynehumphrey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved my visit to these caves. They are well preserved and there is a lot to explore. Very good price considering you have access to all 3 caves and the farm etc. Only concern, I would love to see more of the caves opened up...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 4 days ago

our grandson had a mavelous time, so did /we big kids/ enjoyed the caves and the water experiencyou can get married in the caves, makes it more special, staff are great accommodating and helpful, plenty of places to have a sit down and rest

Thank Hilda W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the caves whilst in Wales, really interesting and well worth a visit, amazing to see in this country and the scenery around the area is also very beautiful.

Thank Steveo007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The entrance is expensive at £15 for adults & £11 for children but there is so much to do as it includes the Shire Horse Farm. While there are 3 caves only 2 are worth visiting but those 2 are large and impressive. The scenery...More

Thank Megsbda70
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for families, and if you are staying in the area with Brecon Holiday cottages you get a £4 discount off each ticket! When we went we were really impressed with the way it was set up, lots of dinosaurs to make it more of...More

Thank Andrew W
Dan O, Manager at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, Andrew, for taking the time to leave this five-star review, and for recommending our attraction to other TripAdvisor users! I’m delighted to read you had a fun and educational day out with us, and that you found our caves to be, “amazing.” Caves...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on our arrival day as we were staying in the cottages. Used Tesco vouchers and also got discount as staying at cottages so was very good value for money! The caves are excellent although more information boards or head sets would be better...More

Thank Arl61W
Dan O, Manager at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Arleen, for your recent stay in Brecon Cottages, and for taking the time to leave a review following your visit to our attraction. I’m pleased you thought everything was good value for money, and that our three Showcaves were, “excellent.” I will pass...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Caves (3) are definitely worth a look but the centre has tried to cater for families by adding a multitude of huge plastic dinosaurs. There is also a farm, shire horses, and a play area attached.More

Thank Lisa T
Dan O, Manager at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lisa. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, and for recommending our three natural limestone Showcaves to other TripAdvisor users. Granted, our 250+ life-sized dinosaurs may not be everyone’s, ‘cup of tea,’ but there is no denying their popularity amongst visitors...More

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10 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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Response from emylou22 | Reviewed this property |
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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