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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 day out

Lots to do and see, the kids loved running around all the open space and the castle, great value for money, fantastic ice cream in the cafe

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lots to do and see, the kids loved running around all the open space and the castle, great value for money, fantastic ice cream in the cafe

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My daughter had wanted to visit Dinefwr ever since seeing it on Most Haunted some time ago, she was not disappointed. Even though the weather was dreadful we had a really lovely day which included the hidden house tour with Kim. This was absolutely brilliant, and well worth booking when you arrive. Kim had a fantastic sense of humour, her... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited by chance with a friend and her 3 kids aged 9, 12 and 14. had the most excellent time, the staff were friendly and helpful, informed us about heir FREE behind the scenes tour so we booked on, but first we had some lunch in the tea rooms (great selection and very tasty) We then went for a walk... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this NT house yesterday. We were lucky enough to be offered the closed house tour which was absolutely brilliant!! Our tour guide, Kim, took us to all of the cordoned off bits of the house...including an amazing chance to walk around on the roof! She was an amazing guide....so informative and enthusiastic with a cracking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic day out. So much to see in a stunning environment. Learnt lots of interesting facts and more about Welsh history. Very knowledgeable staff and guides who are more than happy to chat and share their knowledge in a friendly manner. Thoroughly enjoyed my day. Didn't get chance to do it all si would like to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We came here on a rainy day. Wellies on ready to explore. We weren't disappointed the walk up to the castle was really lovely through forest and across fields. The castle ruins were great to explore the kids and dog loved it. We didn't get to go on the deer walk or to the house as we had the dog... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

During a recent trip to Carmarthenshire, my daughter and I had a lovely walk on the Dinefwr Castle grounds and a fun time exploring the castle ruins. We particularly loved all of the sheep on the grounds. Our recommendation is: VISIT! ... and bring your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited the Castle and Park on a rainy day. We joined a guided tour of the house that was very interesting (we could also see parts of the house that can only be visited with guided tour, like the roof). You can live the house like a resident, sitting on sofa, playing piano and even playing balmington indoor! Nice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We thought it quite cheeky that we paid the higher gift aid price on arrival, without even being asked if we would like to pay it - we're happy to pay it but think everyone should be given the choice and not just given a total and then handed a gift aid card to complete. They obviously need every penny... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Well worth a visit and the entrance fee includes a tour around Newtown House which is not to be missed.

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