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Halloween fun

The weather was kind as we ventured to the Iron Age fort with my father (83) and our boys (7 & 5... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ant E
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Penarth, Wales, United Kingdom
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Amazing Halloween fun.

Visited for Halloween. The treasure ‘frog’ hunt was great fun. The walk up to the round houses was... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Danielle W
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Reconstructed Iron-Age structures and sites. Many prehistoric promontory forts in the National Park dating to around 600BC.
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Castell Henllys Signposted from A487 between Newport & Cardigan, Crymych SA41 3UT, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was kind as we ventured to the Iron Age fort with my father (83) and our boys (7 & 5). Keeping such a wide age range interested is no small challenge, but Castell Henllys pulled it off! Some of the attractions were Halloween...More

Thank Ant E
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Visited for Halloween. The treasure ‘frog’ hunt was great fun. The walk up to the round houses was fun and lots for the children to see and ask about. The day was educational and my 4 year old loved making a broomstick and watching bread...More

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Drove through wonderful rolling countryside to get here from the A487. Car parking is fairly limited and was chocka-block on Bank Holiday Monday so a bit of a wait for cars to leave before we could park. A gentle slope takes you to the joint...More

Thank Ruthsad
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A friend bought me tickets to the above event as a birthday treat. I adore Castell Henllys, it’s my favourite place to go for a shot of iron age history. As a Welsh person attending this evening in the cheiftan’s hut I was sorely dissapointed....More

Thank CultureVulture37
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I have visited castell henlys many times since I was a child and have always found it interesting. The area in general is very beautiful with streams and woodland. The visitors centre is nice if not a bit small. At the moment they are rebuilding...More

Thank caerbel
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We had a super day here with our children 7 and 10 learning all about Celtic life in this reconstructed village the staff were superb at giving it a real feel and very knowledgeable too

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We happened upon a leaflet for this and decided to give it a go. It is a bit of a climb to the site itself but it was worth it. The staff have done a great job to bring history to life. We were lucky...More

Thank 88spud
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely morning finding out about the Iron Age. The children had a go at milling flour and weaving fences. Knowledgeable staff and a great cafe. Well worth a visit.

Thank KateACirencester
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our day here, exploring all the different areas, finding the animals and my daughter had her face painted in war paint while we were here too, we enjoyed discovering everything and seeing how our ancestors would have lived, my partner enjoyed dressing...More

Thank Melon1789
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Here now and the staff are dressed as pirates to tell a local sea story. Nothing to do with the Iron Age. Normal activities not being run. Worst day for a visit.More

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Jenn J, Manager at Castell Henllys, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

We have events and activities all the year round - please keep checking our website for what's on. I am sorry you were disappointed with your experience on the day - hopefully you will come and visit us again and experience the iron age and...More

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lovetoeat056
17 August 2018|
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Response from BeeHK75 | Reviewed this property |
It's fine. There is a good road up to the houses and then it's all cut grass, providing your pram is OK with that?
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3 April 2018|
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We paid £11 for 2 adults
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Response from Samibear65 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Coralie, yes dogs are allowed. It's a great place to visit with all the family. Hope you get to go and enjoy the site. 😀
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