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Culver Hole Cave

Overton Mere, Swansea, Wales
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Dovecote or Smugglers Cove ?!

Been here on numerous occasions and love this place. The mystery that surrounds this structure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PaulDrewsterDrew
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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Great seaside entertainment

As previously mentioned the key point is watch the tides!!! When it’s low you can scrabble across... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
EsthOwen
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Overton Mere, Swansea, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here on numerous occasions and love this place. The mystery that surrounds this structure still intrigues me with the story’s of smuggling and contraband or was it indeed a Dovecote, you decide! Only accessible on low tides from Overton or past the youth hostel...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

As previously mentioned the key point is watch the tides!!! When it’s low you can scrabble across the rocks at the base of the cliffs to find Culver Cove. It is a scrabble and you need to stay low or you won’t see it. However...More

1  Thank EsthOwen
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a narrow gap in the cliffs that has been walled up in the past to form a dwelling or dovecote. Watch for where the cliff top path dips down to the left to find it.

1  Thank Henchelson
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

This quirky little feature is just off the main coastal path and therefore the turn can easily be missed. It is a short distance from Port Eynon and worth a visit if you are prepared for a bit of a scramble. The turn off the...More

2  Thank Paula D
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Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The reason why this cave was utilised by past locals in some way seems to stem from the name given to it. The word "culver" has been traced to Middle English terminology, derived from the Old English "culufre", my English friend was explaining that to...More

3  Thank Cruvinel A
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

A curious cleft in the coastline with a "bricked up" front displaying some Windows accessible when the tide is out. There are many myths some suggesting smugglers but the probable reason for its appearance is that at the time of construction pigeons were a source...More

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is brilliant to climb up to, but be careful , it is not for the faint hearted or for those who don't know the area and the tides

1  Thank Nicola E
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Reviewed July 10, 2015

Depending on weather it is sometimes possible to get in through the doorway. The doorway i9s often blocked by pebbles after a storm

2  Thank Thomasgang
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

if you're not into the outdoors or interested in unusual places then this is not the attraction for you! an ancient dovecote that is made out of a walled up cave. Beautiful cliff and sea walk to get to it. Can only be found at...More

5  Thank missysassy
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