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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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Hidden house tour

We visited both the castle and house today. It was a bracing walk to the castle due to the windy weather but definitely well worth it. We visited the cafe & enjoyed some delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visited both the castle and house today. It was a bracing walk to the castle due to the windy weather but definitely well worth it. We visited the cafe & enjoyed some delicious food. After that we joined the hidden house tour which gives you a really interesting insight into the history of the house. Our tour guide was... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

As National Trust members we liked it so much we went back for a second visit. Newton House is a great, hands-on house (no signs saying 'do not touch' anywhere). Our daughter loved learning how to brush hats and clean shoes! As for the castle, it's a bit a walk to get to it but well worth it, absolutely stunning.... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited on our way home after a weekend break in Carmarthen. The house opened at 11am so we had a walk around the park for about an hour. It was lovely to see the deer in their natural environment. Usually there are a herd a White Park cattle, unfortunately for us they were over at the farm ready for calving... More 

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at a national trust cottage on the estate . We spent Sunday going round the house , castle and grounds . A lovely half day spent here and would come again .

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing national trust location. 20 mins walk from the car park or disabled babe holders can drive over a couple of fields and through gates ( but if an adventure itself) to get to the castle. There are bigger, more complete, fancier castles but this humble fortress commands incredible views in a natural defensive position. It's now one of my... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent park, castle and house. Far reaching views from the castle, and to see the deer and white cattle is a real treat. Informative guides in the house, no questions are too trivial. Coffee and food in the cafe really fresh and tasty. Full marks to the National Trust - and reasonable entrance fees to non-members as well, compared with... More 

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went on the behind the scenes tour of the house which allowed us access to the roof with some amazing views. Our guide was perfect, Funny charming And informative. Some great kids activities, they really are putting in the effort to make visitors welcome and have a good visit and to top all this off the cakes are amazing,... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been to Dinefwr on several occasions, and will continue to return due to the fantastic scenery, interesting history and knowledgable and helpful staff. Highly recommend a family trip to Dinefwr!

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Husband & I spent a lovely couple of hours walking through the deer park, round the boardwalk and up to the castle. (Amazing views, but quite steep to get up there - although we did notice that there was a disabled parking space reasonably close to the castle so worth enquiring if the hill would be too much) The house... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Lovely house (Newton House), castle and deer park. Great views from the castle once you've made the trip up to it. Just don't put your bird in hand poo

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