National Showcaves Centre for Wales

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National Showcaves Centre for Wales


Wales' top award-winning visitor attraction the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is the most breathtaking Showcaves complex in Northern Europe. Every year tens of thousands of visitors step back in time, as they walk within the limestone rocks, and deep into the subterranean world.Above ground there is plenty to see and do - come face to face with some of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth in our Dinosaur Park, one of the biggest collections of life-sized dinosaur models in the world! Witness how our ancestors lived during the Iron Age, and enjoy the company of our friendly giants the Shire Horses. Down on the farm, children will have a great time in the covered play areas should there be any excess energy waiting to be used up before the journey home! One ticket gets you into 10 attractions:• Dan-yr-Ogof Showcaves• Cathedral Cave• Bone Cave• Museum• Mr Morgan's Farmyard• Dinosaur Park• Iron Age Village• Shire Horse Centre• Barney Owl's Play Area • The Millennium Stone Circle.


The National Showcaves Centre for Wales here at Dan-yr-Ogof is truly one of the most impressive set of caves that I have visited so far on my travels. When I wrote my Top 100 Attractions in Wales book for the first time in 2011, I had visited the Showcaves and remember being that impressed, although my last book was full at that point, I knew even back then that I had missed out one of Wales biggest attractions. Now I have been lucky enough to visit the whole of Wales for a second time, I knew for a fact that I had to feature Dan-yr-Ogof this time round. I have so many different things that I could share with you about this attraction, but one that really stands out is their state-of-the-art app which is available through the 'Apple' App Store. This app brings dinosaurs such as the famous Raptors to life by pointing your iPhone at one of the huge display boards that are dotted around the attraction, I have never seen this done in any of the hundreds of attractions I have been to in the British Isles.

- Top 100 Review
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