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School Visits to Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

Castell Henllys is the only Iron Age Village in Britain reconstructed on the exact site where our Celtic ancestors lived 2,000 years ago. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the Demetae tribe.

The hill fort sits on an inland outcrop with stunning views of the surrounding countryside which today forms the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Meet some of the members of the Demetae tribe at Castell Henllys.
Meet some of the members of the Demetae tribe at Castell Henllys.

The school programme on offer is varied and covers a range of heritage education activities which explore the Iron Age hill fort and its surrounds. Living history is very much a part of the Castell Henllys experience. Most of the sessions focus on the Iron Age period of history.

Experiences for schools that bring learning to life at Castell Henllys.
Choose from:

The Daily Life of Iron Age Celts
Meet the tribe and see how they lived, what they wore and what they ate. Learn to cook, build a roundhouse and learn how to become a warrior.

Roman Day
The Romans have invaded Castell Henllys! They are very different to the Celts! They eat strange food and wear odd clothes! Make a lamp from clay and join the Roman Legion for some training!

Stone Age Skills
Join the tribe at the fort and learn the skills of their ancestors. Learn how they used the resources in their local environment to make everything they needed. Make string from nettle fibres or create your own Stone Age jewellery.


Booking and costs
Booking fees

  • Full day: £4.50 per child.

A minimum booking fee of £75 applies to school bookings.

Transport costs
We have an agreement with some local coach companies regarding transport costs.

Interested in a school visit? Please call 01239 891319 or email for details.