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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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Don't miss the chance to go pond dipping!

This is a lovely little park full of wildlife, and I'm sure the castle and country house are great too but we've been here twice now as a family and all our two young children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

After visiting the park on numerous occasions over the past few years I have now found you need to pay £6.50 per adult to pop in for a coffee!! We parked out the park & walked in with my 8 week old baby on the pram & when we got nearer the castle a lady stopped us & said ''hello... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a lovely little park full of wildlife, and I'm sure the castle and country house are great too but we've been here twice now as a family and all our two young children wanted to do was go pond dipping! You can pick up your own nets for scooping out mini beasts and backpacks with a tray for... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have visited Dinefwr Park for the last 3 years mainly to see the bluebells around the Castle which is always a fantastic display at this time of year. It is a fantastic Park and for the last 3 years it has only cost around £5 to park your car and stroll around the park. When we arrived we told... More 

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Gweek Cornwall
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Did Newtown house first and loved it. Fascinating if somewhat inglorious recent history, thanks to squatters destroying much of the features.(Thank goodness for CADW and NT!)Tea rooms are perfectly adequate-went twice- and the grounds are perfect for a long leisurely if occasionally strenuous walk up to the ruins of the castle which gaze out across the Pembroke countryside. of course... More 

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Carmarthen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Walks & scenery brilliant, amazing deer, views from the castle stunning so well worth the climb up and Newton House splendid. Well worth a visit. Unfortunately the food in 'The Billiard Room' was poor quality and over priced, I suggest you take a picnic for a visit here ample picnic areas available.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is one of the better National Trust properties, since it has something for virtually everyone. Newton House is the 'traditional' NT trundle-round-and-see-how-the-other-half-lived attraction, supplemented by the standard, albeit pleasant, tearoom serving all manner of fresh cakes. But the grounds are excellent if you want a good walk. On entry you are given four brochures for a variety of walks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I went there on a sunny day. We started with a long walk to the ruin castle. It's quite a workout to climb up the hill before reaching the castle ground. If you are not that fit, it might take you a little while to get there. But once you're up to the top of the tower,... More 

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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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