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National Showcaves Centre for Wales

Swansea, Glamorgan and Cardiff, Wales

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines
  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor

There are ten attractions all included in the one National Showcaves Centre entry ticket, and there is plenty to see and do for all ages. 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 kilometer. 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, an atmospheric end to a truly wonderful cave. In Bone Cave learn why 42 human skeletons were buried here, and how ancestors used caves all those years ago.

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 here: can you find your favourite dinosaur?

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 friendly Shire horses who are waiting to say hello!

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 the Coffee shop, and the Rock and Dinosaur shop to enjoy.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Abercrave, Swansea, Glamorgan and Cardiff, SA9 1GJ, Wales


Click here to visit National Showcaves Centre for Wales's website
01639 730284

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

26th March - 4th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


General Admission
Adults (17+): £15.00
Kids (3-16): £12.00
Under 3's: Free

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Clothing requirements

The Showcaves are a constant 50°F, so an extra layer is advisable, especially if it is warm outside. Although there are good pathways throughout the Showcaves, sensible sturdy footwear is advisable.

Guest suitability

Due to the natural layout and mountainous location of the attraction, there are a number of very steep natural inclines and declines in addition to over 120 steps in the caves. 


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