image for Industrial Heritage item typeCastell Henllys Iron Age Fort

Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys
Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys
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Industrial Heritage, £3.50




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What makes this site particularly important is that archaeologists have been excavating here for over twenty years and thatched Iron Age buildings have been reconstructed on their original foundations.

As a resource for understanding the Iron Age, Castell Henllys is second to none, providing a unique combination of Scheduled Ancient Monument, archaeological excavation and experimental archaeology.

Today, Castell Henllys (Welsh for the castle of the Prince's court) is set within thirty acres of beautiful woodland and river meadows. Introduced by a visitor centre with exhibition and gift shop and explained by interesting interpretation panels, visitors stroll along leafy woodland and riverside paths, explore sculpture trails depicting myths and legends, pass by prehistoric breeds of livestock grazing in fields next to the path (don't miss the Iron Age pigs), before entering the hillfort itself.

Four roundhouses and a granary have been reconstructed on their original Iron Age foundations at Castell Henllys. The first to be built, the 'Old Roundhouse' was reconstructed more than twenty years ago and is the longest standing reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse in Britain.

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

February half-term 2014 (Monday, February 24th to Friday, February 28th):
Open from 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Summer 2014 (from Monday, March 31st onwards):
Open 10am - 5pm every day (last ticket is sold at 4.30pm).


Entry prices: Adults £4.75
Child: £3.50
Concessions £3.50
Family ticket £12.75

Winter entry prices: £3.50 per person / £10.50 family ticket

Season Tickets
Season tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase and allow entry to Castell Henllys and Carew Castle.
Adult £15.00 Concession £12.00, Family £40.00



Plan route to Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 115391  Lat: 52.01549 Long: -4.74977

Castell Henllys is signposted off the A487 between Newport and Cardigan.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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