All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, Meline, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3UR
01239 891319
Average time spent - 3 hours
Featured image for Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

Things to do at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village review

Castell Henllys is an important archaeological site in north Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is the only place you can walk among Iron Age roundhouses that have been reconstructed on the very spot they would have stood 2,000 years ago. The roundhouses have been authentically rebuilt with the help of archaeologists and other experts.

The history of the hill fort is brought to life by costumed guides. You are free to take a walk in their woodland and along the riverside paths including the Barefoot Trail. This is a sensory walk with eight different surfaces for walkers to feel beneath their shoeless feet. The trail begins under a willow tunnel and finishes with steps down to the river so you can clean your feet before putting your shoes back on. The trail also includes an accessible path suitable for wheelchairs and biggies.

The fort itself sits on an inland outcrop with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. In the roundhouses, there is often the chance to learn activities such as bread making. There is also a free Castell Henllys app that has been developed to be your guide as you explore the site. The augmented reality feature will also show you what the fort would have looked like more than 2,000 years ago. It also invites you to take on challenges. There is also a play area on-site.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Roundhouses recreated where they would have once stood, barefoot walk, costumed guides, app with a guide and a play area. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – An adult ticket costs £4, children £3.50. Other pricing options including family tickets and season passes are available.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Castell Henllys is open from April until October. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs on leads are welcome but are not permitted inside the cafe.

Are they accessible?

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
Castell Henllys Iron Age Village
Photos credited to Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

*This post contains affiliate links

Join in the conversation of find a great day out near you, join us on Facebook and Instagram 

Top attractions in Pembrokeshire

  • Dinosaur Park Tenby
    All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Indoor Fun Outdoor Fun

    Dinosaur Park Tenby

    Dinosaur Park Tenby, 2 Gower View, Gumfreston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RB

  • Oakwood Theme Park
    All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Theme Park Outdoor Fun Indoor Fun

    Oakwood Theme Park

    Oakwood Theme Park, Canaston Bridge, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8DE

  • Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo
    All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Animals Amusement park Indoor Fun Outdoor Fun

    Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

    Folly Farm Adventure Park, Begelly, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0XA

  • Heatherton World of Activities
    All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Adventure Sports Outdoor Fun

    Heatherton World of Activities

    Heatherton World of Activities, St Florence, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RJ

  • Manor Wildlife Park
    All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Animals

    Manor Wildlife Park

    Manor Wildlife Park, St Florence, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RJ

  • Paddle West Castle Row Boats
    All Ages Outdoor Outdoor Fun Adventure

    Paddle West Castle Row Boats

    Paddle West Castle Row Boats, Northgate St, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 4NR