National Showcaves Centre For Wales

A hundred years ago, the labyrinth of spectacular caves beneath Dan-yr-Ogof in the Swansea Valley lay undiscovered.

A century after they were discovered on August 21, 1912, they are now known as the National Showcaves Centre For Wales and are are among Wales’ best known visitor attractions welcoming over 70,000 tourists a year.

Set in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, in 2005 the caves won a TV search for “Britain’s finest natural wonder” beating off competition from the likes of the Cheddar Gorge and even the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

The caves have hosted music concerts and weddings and were used during World War 11 to hide art treasures in the event of a Nazi invasion.

And the attraction now also boasts one of the biggest full-scale model dinosaur parks in the world as well as a replica iron age hill farm, a Victorian farm, a museum, a collection of working shire horses and a millennium stone circle.

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