National Showcaves for Wales

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Wales' best kept secret for 315 million years! The National Showcaves Centre for Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park is one of Wales' top attractions. Discover and explore the twisting passageways and great caverns. Come face to face with over 200 life-sized dinosaur models, and visit the gentle giants at the Shire Horse Centre. 1 ticket, 10 attractions!

There are ten attractions all included in the one entry ticket, and there is plenty to see and do for all ages.

THE NATIONAL SHOWCAVES OF WALES
The 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offer a unique underground experience.

In Dan-yr-Ogof you walk through the beautifully decorated passageways for just under 1 kilometre; in Cathedral Cave you walk through its enormous caverns, carved out millions of years ago, and at the end of this cave experience the excitement of walking behind the 40 feet high waterfalls that cascade around you in the ‘Dome of St Paul’s’, an atmospheric end to a truly wonderful cave; and in Bone Cave learn why 42 human skeletons were buried here, and how our ancestors used caves all those years ago.

DINOSAUR PARK
On site is 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 200 models – can you find your favourite dinosaur?

THE SHIRE HORSE CENTRE
The Shire Horse Centre offers the excitement of the 2 covered children’s play areas, the farm yard area, and why not make friends with the gentle giants – the Shire horses who are waiting to say hello.

IRON AGE VILLAGE
Include the Iron Age village, museum, and stone circles, and you have plenty to see and do for all ages, and for those who may want a break, there is a Coffee shop, and the Rock and Dinosaur shop to enjoy.

THE MUSEUM
Using the latest interactive technology, watch experienced cavers make their way through the further reaches of the cave. Paint your own dinosaur and send a copy by email to yourself to print out, or share with your friends! Discover scientists’ theories explaining what might have happened to the dinosaurs...

And find out how our behaviour impacts our environment both above and below ground.

COFFEE SHOP, ROCK & DINOSAURS SHOP
There is so much to see and do at the National Showcaves you'll need to stop of for light refreshments and a visit to the Rock & Dinosaurs Shop.

CAMPING & CARAVAN PARK
Dan yr Ogof is located on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and you could not find a better holiday base for your caravan, motor home, or tent. Voted one of the top 25 caravan parks in Britain by a national newspaper, the camp site is very environmentally friendly as your electrical needs are produced on site by hydro generators and solar panels.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (17+)£19.50 per adult
Child (3-16)£16.00 per child

Child: 2 & under - Free
Admission rates allow entry in to all 10 of the different attractions on site, please see our website for further information.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Online Booking Possible

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Coach parking

Parking

  • EV Charging
  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Suitability

  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

If travelling from the South (M4), leave the motorway at junction 45, and follow the signs for the A4067 North (Pontardawe).

You will then see the brown tourist signs for Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves. Follow these signs all the way up the valley; from the motorway the journey time is approximately 25 minutes.

If travelling from the North, head towards Brecon. From Brecon, stay on the A40, travelling in the direction of Llandovery.

You should leave the A40 just before Sennybridge (a left turn), looking for the brown tourist sign for Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves. This takes you on to the A4067; from Sennybridge the journey time is approximately 15 minutes.

If travelling from the East, head towards Hirwaun, and then take the A465 towards Glynneath. Follow this road down a long lights go straight ahead, stay on this road (for approximately 10 minutes) until you come to a ‘T’ junction and then turn right.

This takes you on to the A4067; from here the journey time is approximately 5 minutes.

Dan yr Ogof The National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Type:Cave/Cavern Attraction

National Showcaves of Wales, Brecon Road, Abercrave, Powys, SA9 1GJ

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Tel01639 730284

Opening Times

* For opening dates and times please go to our website (link below under 'Further Information').

You must pre book your tickets from our website.

We also open during December for our Father Christmas experience, and for the February half term week (please telephone for up-to-date information - 01639 730 284).

Awards

  • Visit WalesVisit Wales VAQAS Visit Wales VAQAS 2016
  • Green TourismWales Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award Wales Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2022

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