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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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As great as last year!

The caves, somewhat obviously, are still fantastic to traverse. The setup of the centre itself has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Staggz_2012
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Biggleswade
a nice day out

The main cave has a very good path to follow and the inside is stunning but cold. The other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul J
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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” (216 reviews)
“bone cave” (150 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 4 days ago

The caves, somewhat obviously, are still fantastic to traverse. The setup of the centre itself has changed a little, which has made it easier to navigate as it had previously been a bit of a maze. Always worth checking out Cathedral Cave, even if it...More

Thank Staggz_2012
Reviewed 5 days ago

The main cave has a very good path to follow and the inside is stunning but cold. The other, smaller caves, have narrower paths and not for the elderly or infirm unless taken slowly and with help. There is a cafe onsite although i found...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Wales to visit The Royal Mint Experience. We stayed overnight and figured a trip to the Brecon Beacons would be a good way to spend our second day! We bought our tickets which we considered to be a reasonable price. Two caves...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things that sets Dan-yr-Ogof apart is the sheer number of different exhibits on show, though of course the caves are the most prominent. The showcaves themselves had a few nice formations, but the audio on a loop of the Morgan Brothers got...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come hear with my partner and the dogs. We had a great time looking around the caves with the dogs as it was nice and cool as it was 30 degrees out side. This would be a great place for children and adults alike also...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with a group of friends last Friday. The caves were spectacular and the grounds with the Dino exhibits really attractive. All the information boards were of an excellent quality, giving very accurate info in a clear and easy to understand manner and the...More

Thank LizB88
Dan O, Manager at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Liz, for taking the time to leave this five-star review following your recent visit! I’m delighted that you and your friends had an enjoyable day out with us, finding our three Showcaves to be, “spectacular,” and our dinosaur park, “really attractive.” I will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 children ( or indeed been one) i'd have had...More

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

Hello Jane. Thank you for visiting our attraction, and for taking the time to leave this five-star review; it’s always lovely to read about our guests having a really enjoyable time with us! Hopefully we can welcome you for a return visit in the near...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 beautiful enough to be a wedding location. I...More

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

Hello Colin. Thank you for your recent visit to The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, and for taking the time to leave this five-star review! Our attraction is an ideal destination in wet-weather, as our natural limestone caves provide the perfect escape from the rain...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great complex of caves, fantastically preserved and clean. There's a cafe, clean bathrooms and lots of activities for children ! Highly recommend !

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

Thank you for your recent visit, Magdalena, and for taking the time to leave this five-star review! I’m delighted you had a great day visiting our three Showcaves. I will pass your kind words on to the rest of the team. Dan Owen.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are three caves here, one large, one medium and one small sized caves, all very interesting to see. There are many life-sized dinosaurs in the dinosaur park, and there is also a farm and a shire horse centre to see

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

Thank you for your recent visit, Carol, and for taking the time to leave your review; we really appreciate the feedback we receive from our visitors! Dan Owen.

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sandraB186460
Are dogs allowed in the grounds?
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
Do they offer a disabled rate please?
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
Hi, we are thinking about visiting the caves in May next year (4 adults) how much time should we allocated to spend in the complex?
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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