National Showcaves Centre for Wales

National Showcaves Centre for Wales


Visit the largest show caves in Western Europe with breathtaking limestone formations built up over thousands of years. Explore the Dan-yr-Ogof cave. Walk behind the 40ft waterfall in the Cathedral Cave. Discover how Bone Cave got its name.

Explore one of the world’s largest award-winning dinosaur parks, see over 220 life-sized dinosaur models, and get up close and personal with some of the monsters from millions of years ago!

Over 70 million years ago the first horses appeared on earth. As time passed two types of horses evolved. One was the slender racing horse, and the other was the large heavy work and war horse. Come and meet these gentle giants down on the farm at the Shire Horse Centre.

See the Stone Circles and other layouts on this site.

Explore the Dan-yr-Ogof website.

What makes it special

  • Walk behind the 40ft waterfall in the Cathedral Cave
  • Get up close and personal with over 220 life-sized dinosaur models
  • Meet the gentle giants down on the Shire Horse Centre farm

Opening times

Open from 10.00am until last entry at 3.00pm (3.30pm during Welsh school holidays)


Adults – £15.50

Children aged 3 to 16 – £12.50

Children aged 2 and under – free

Hostels nearby

National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Swansea, Powys, SA9 1GJ

Map references

OS Map: 160, and Explorer OL12

OS Grid Ref: SN839160

Lat/Lng: 51.831098, -3.686034

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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