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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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An excellent day out

We explored the house on our own, though a Hidden House tour was an option. The cellar rooms gave an insight into life below stairs and the film was really worth seeing. The audio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Porthcawl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We explored the house on our own, though a Hidden House tour was an option. The cellar rooms gave an insight into life below stairs and the film was really worth seeing. The audio tour in one room on the ground floor was excellent, I recognised the voice of Aled Jones. The addition of actors voices for each character in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited here with my 2 children and mother in law and we all enjoyed our day. There was so much to see and do. We loved the tractor tour into the field with the white cows and we also did 'the hidden house tour". The staff were very knowledgable and extremely helpful. A great day was had by all.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have just enjoyed a beautiful hot sunny July day at this NT property. Upon arrival we booked for a free tour of the “hidden house”. Then went to the tea rooms and had very tasty quiche, lemon drizzle cake, coffee & walnut cake and tea in the former billiard room. Much of the house is open to visitors but... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited on 19,07.2015 and had a fantastic day exploring the house, grounds and Castle, we did the Hidden House tour which was interesting and informative and if you visit you must try and get on one. Lovely cafe/restaurant here also, we had a light lunch followed by some gorgeous home baked cakes, definitely the best £6.50 i have spent in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We made an unplanned visit here after visiting the Aberdulais Waterfalls . We were offered places on the Hidden House tour due to start. We have been on one of these at an other property and they offer a guided visit to areas not currently open to the usual visit. This one proved a joy. The guide entertained us with... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were driving along the A40 and were getting a bit peckish and needed a toilet stop - I spotted the brown tourist sign to the park and followed it, hoping we might get a scenic rest stop, but this was so much more! Newton House has some rooms set out as they may have been around 100-150 years ago... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Loved our visit to Dinefwr - so refreshing to visit a National Trust property where you can 'experience' the house rather than just 'observe'. Enjoyed a game of cards and dominoes, playing the piano, opening the cupboards in the servants quarters and investigating the rather gruesome surgical instruments in the hospital room. Lovely walk around the lake and through the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a National Trust property with the ruins of Dinewfr Castle, Newton House that has the 'Clive of India' museum and deer park. Plenty of room to roam and no problems for motorhomes. Need at least half a day. Nice food, both formal and informal.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Historically and visually this is a great place to visit. We went for the castle, were pleasantly surprised by the park and overjoyed at the impact the house makes. The castle is one of the 'princes' castles and as such differs considerably from the English castles in Wales. It was adapted in later centuries and the summer house accretion atop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A beautiful place to walk and just soak up the peace and quiet.The grounds are lovely. The cafe is allowing dogs at the moment, which is wonderful. The rear breed cattle are amazing. A charming and beautiful place. If you feel fit enough walk up to the old castle.

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Address: Signed off A40, Llandeilo SA19 6RT, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 823902
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Llandeilo

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