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Dinefwr Castle and Park

Address: Signed off A40, Llandeilo SA19 6RT, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 823902
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Dinefwr is a wonderful 800 acre estate with parkland walks, a Mill Pond, Bog Wood Boardwalk...
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Owner description: 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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west wales
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The grounds are fabulous. Good mix of walks to suit all ages and abilities. The café in the house is great place to end a visit. The value depends on whether or not you are a member of the National Trust, if you are then it is exceptional value if you visit regularly.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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236 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was a pleasant sunny day at home - 40 miles later as we arrived at Dinefwr it had become misty and minus 1 degree ! The welcome we received at the Welcome centre / reception more than made up for it. We walked the short distance to Newton House the former home of the Rhys family. Another great welcome... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a must if you are in the area as long as it is not raining. The main house has a lovely little tea room serving wholesome and local food and reasonable prices. The ploughman's is very good and you can have a little tipple of local beer too. The big walk up to the old castle is great,... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit and suitable for everyone - beautiful places to walk, the castle is still in good enough condition to walk up the steps and have a good look around. The deer park, again, is a lovely place to stroll about and explore. The house and various other walks were closed when my partner and I went (mid... More 

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Carmarthenshire, wales
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We like this place every time we visit. We frequently visit for walks, or lunch. The children love it too

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nottingham, UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A great place to visit - the house was closed but lots of other stuff to see with walks in beautiful countryside including the deer park and a raised walkway through boggy woodland. There are bird hides overlooking the river and the highlight is the castle on the hilltop. It is very well preserved and you can climb the walls... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A perfect destination for a family day out. The history of the castle and of Newton House is almost tangible and this mixed with how child friendly the whole experience was makes for a fantastic experience. There is tons to do indoors and out, it's just great fun! This is the national trust at its very best!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I visited Dinefwr yesterday (28th November) having travelled nearly 4hrs to get there, and I have to say it was definitely worth it. When you arrive at the main gate there is a 3 minute drive to the main parking area and you arrive at the centre of the estate. As we are National Trust members the... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I visited this attraction with my two children aged 4 and 12. We travelled by car and the site is around 20 minutes or so from the M4 motorway. I did notice that you could travel by train and alight at Llandeilo station but there would be a significant walk from the station to the estate. We all loved this... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Board Walk and Castle were our main interest for a short stop on our journey home but 4 hours later we were still walking around this beautiful estate with the most magnificent 'veteran' trees to enjoy. The views from the castle were breathtaking.

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