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Archaeological Site, £3-£4.50

Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys


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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled 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

Opening times:
4 - 15 February 2019: Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm
16 February - 3 March 2019: Every Day 11am - 3pm
4 - 17 March 2019: Closed
18 - 31 March 2019:
Last admission at 2.15pm.


2018/19 Winter prices to 31 March: Adult £4.50, Child £3.00, Seniors & Students £3.50, Family (two adults and two children) £12.50.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 30 - Sun 31 Mar Experience the Iron Age
Sat 6 - Sun 7 Apr Experience the Iron Age
Mon 8 Apr Fighting and Feasting
Tue 9 Apr Roman Day
Wed 10 Apr Discovery Day
Thu 11 Apr Fighting and Feasting




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

Map reference: SN 118390  Lat: 52.01785 Long: -4.74403

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

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Fishguard & Goodwick station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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