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Lovely walk

Visited a couple of days ago with my wife and our dog. There is not much left of the castle itself... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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Enchanting Experience

Although a ruin the castle was an enchanting place to visit. The trust has made a very good job of... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Lewis K
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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“the dragon”(14 reviews)
“lovely walk”(9 reviews)
10m SE of Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn, Wales
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All reviews the dragon lovely walk information boards riverside walk nice ruins overlooking the river free attraction pay and display car park worth a visit great history dog walkers town centre great place to visit free entry teifi picnic castle
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having the nearby Cenarth falls, we took a detour to visit the Newcastle Emlyn Castle ruins overlooking the river below. Well signposted from the town centre, with small car park with cheap parking for an hour. Free to visit and explore. Lots ogf local kids...More

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle ruins recently whilst on a trip to Newcastle Emlyn. The history of the castle was interesting to read and a short walk around the castle was worth the effort.

Thank geoffm184
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a couple of days ago with my wife and our dog. There is not much left of the castle itself but it's still very interesting. The best part has to be the walk around the castle, a lovely walk around the edge of the...More

Thank liverball68
Reviewed October 3, 2018

very interesting little spot to visit, Nan really enjoyed all the storyboards about the welsh dragons and the surrounding myths. It reminded her of her own family tree. the day we went it was drizzly rain and fog and that really made it feel atmospheric...More

Thank martino952
Reviewed September 21, 2018

The Castle itself isn't that good but it is worth a look. We both thought the walk around the site was much more enjoyable and interesting. A word of caution, it is not easy to park in the tiny car park by the site, much...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Although a ruin the castle was an enchanting place to visit. The trust has made a very good job of explaining everything about the dragon story. Very well done. The riverside walk was an experience that was worthwhile doing, I can't believe how lush the...More

Thank Lewis K
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The tale that has been spun around the location of the castle and grounds is quite charming. The last dragon being slain there and the hatching of a new dragon. However, the lights that shine on to the ruins have all been smashed,(presumably by vandals)....More

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Gorgeous quaint little castle with beautiful scenery and a walk too. There are picnic benches and shops nearby to grab a coffee.

Thank A1409
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

I was let down to find nothing left standing apart from rubble. I mean, I have been to worst castles but this ranks in with my collection. Nice walk with blackberries if you want to go blackberry picking. Wouldn't recommend

Thank Meander698216
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

If castles are you're thing then Newcastle Emlyn is certainly worth a visit. Built in the 13th Century and lots of walls still standing. Cheap parking nearby and town worth a look round.

Thank Paul B
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