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Cave/Cavern Attraction:Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves of Wales

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National Showcaves of Wales

National Showcaves of Wales

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Details

Wales' best kept secret for 315 million years! The National Showcaves Centre for Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park is one of the principality's 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.

LIFE-SIZED DINOSAUR MODELS
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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

We are open 7 days a week from April 1st - October 31st. Our hours of opening are from 10am, with tickets available throughout the day until 3pm.
3pm is the last entry time in to the visitor attraction.

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).

Prices

Adults - £15.50
Children - £12.00 (ages 3-16, children under the age of 3 are welcome at no charge).

These admission rates allow entry in to all 10 of the different attractions on site, please see our website for further information.

Address

Brecon Road,
Abercrave,
Powys,
SA9 1GJ

Location

Directions

Plan route to Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves of Wales using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 812172  Lat: 51.84098 Long: -3.72527

By Car:
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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors

Food

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

Please see our website www.showcaves.co.uk/furtherinfo/accessstatement.html for our full access statement.