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Dinefwr Castle and Park

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Address: Signed off A40, Llandeilo SA19 6RT, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 823902
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Description: Dinefwr is a wonderful 800 acre estate with parkland walks, a Mill Pond...
Dinefwr is a wonderful 800 acre estate with parkland walks, a Mill Pond, Bog Wood Boardwalk, Childrens Play Area, Newton House with Tea rooms and courtyard shopping area and a Medieval Castle. The estate and Newton hosue are owned and managed by the National Trust. Castle Woods and Dinefwr Castle are owned by the South Wales Wildlife Trust and managed by Cadw. Dinefwr is a beautiful place to escape the rush of modern life and enoy the scents and sounds of nature. Whether you are marvelling at the wonderful panoramic views of the Towyi river from the castle parapets or getting up close to the dragonflies on the Mill Pond, you cant help but fall in love with Dinefwr's Parkland. There are walks to suit all abilities and childrens tracker packs to help families discover and have fun together. Newton House is not a noral National Trust dressed house but instead acts as an exhibition telling the history of times gone by. The charm of Newton House is truely expereinced on the free Hidden House Tour. It is a house with no ropes and very much a space for families to enjoy. Fancy playing a steinway piano ? You can in Newton House. Inside the house there is also the Billiard Room, a licenced restaurant, the China Passage Art Gallery; and the Inner Courtyard Gift Shop show casing local products and plants. Car Parking charges apply to those who are not members of the National Trust but allow free access to the parkland walks, play area and boardwalk as well as the access to the Castle. Admission to Newton House is charged separately but is free to National Trust members.
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Great place for outdoor walks and indoor house tour.

All round entertainment for everyone good for wet and dry days lots of different walks to choose from, and fantastic views of the Towy valley from the castle.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

All round entertainment for everyone good for wet and dry days lots of different walks to choose from, and fantastic views of the Towy valley from the castle.

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Set in beautiful grounds this National Trust property has it all. There's a historic house, the beautiful grounds and wildlife, walks and an ancient castle. There's ample car parking, which is free to National Trust members. There is no additional fee for walking in the grounds and to the ancient castle ruins. The main house is in the process of... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

what a wonderful place to visit, people were amazing and the countryside walks were outstanding! world class views plus the kids just ran and enjoyed the open spaces.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited Dinefwr on a beautiful sunny day. There is ample car parking. We are National Trust / Cadw members so got in for free however a family ticket is quite expensive. It was a lovely day. We visited the house & the grounds (maintained by National Trust). The (Cadw) Dinefwr castle (ruin) is also worthy of a visit, located... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Another very good visit to Dinefwr.In calf White Park cattle were waiting to give birth and apparently the first born of the season is black ! (recessive gene with no chance of any untoward behavour !!) We were also lucky to see the herd of deer close to the House before they disappeared. We had not experienced this tour before... More 

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Coventry
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited the house which looked tired and although it was "dressed" to represent the Edwardian period, was not particularly interesting once you went above stairs. As it is a National Trust property the café facilities are excellent. The grounds are extremely pleasant and if you are feeling fit, a walk up the hill to the castle is worth while.... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A lovely warm welcome at the house. The children loved that they could clean the shoes and sit on the furniture and we really enjoyed it. We then decided to have lunch as we had travelled a distance. This was very slow and disorganised and we were the only ones in the queue! No crisps, no cartons of juice and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Came for the Easter Egg trail and stayed for a walk and some pond dipping. Children loved it all and had a great day out. Only slight downside was that the range of food on offer seemed limited compared to previous years. This is something that could be improved. The whole experience has been steadily developed by the National trust... More 

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Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

1 child and 1 adult cost £11.30 including £2.50 for an Easter Egg hunt. This is not including any gift aid. I thought the cost to be very very expensive. A car park charge would have been better and an Egg hunt fee especially if you weren't going into the house etc. When you're given a map numbered 1 -... More 

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Westbrook, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The on-site cafe was very disappointing, the ladies were friendly enough but the lack of choice was stark... A cuppa and a packet of crisps in a cold hut is your lot... Its well worth a walk around the lovely grounds, the Broad walk was a pleasant surprise, and getting quite close to the deer before making your way up... More 

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