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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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Dinefwr is a wonderful 800 acre estate with parkland walks, a Mill...

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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a local place near our accommodation which was focused by the National trust

we set off for a visit to the Castle and were delighted by what we found at this ruined castle. It was self guided. The route to the castle was steep the return journey via an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger W
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we set off for a visit to the Castle and were delighted by what we found at this ruined castle. It was self guided. The route to the castle was steep the return journey via an alternative was longer but gentler. We were able to go via towers onto the battlements and see the fantastic countryside clearly. Additionally we saw... More 

Thank Roger W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting Dinefwr, it's one of my favourite places. The walk up to the castle is lovely & the views from the castle are beautiful. There are great walks all around the parks with the chance of seeing deers & other wildlife. The house is also really interesting & I particularly like the servants quarters. Lovely cafe today with... More 

Thank Caryl E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinefwr is a lovely day out and worth a visit.We visited on a lovely dry day which was a bonus. As National Trust members we had free access into Newton House which ha a look of a French Chateau from the outside.Guides were in each room and they give plenty of information about the property. We then had a tour... More 

Thank PhilfromCheshire
Llandovery, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not visited the house but we regularly go for walks on the grounds. lovely woods. Or Boardwalk with buggy. Cafe along the track with coffee, cake and ice cream. quite expensive for a walk if you're not a member of the national trust though.( unless you park on the road and walk all the way to the castle...)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited location on the 3rd Nov 2015. Nice day for a walk from the carpark to the castle. Walking boots advised and not for disabled. Bit of a climb to get to the castle but well worth the effort. Coffee Cafe at the bottom on return to carpark. You get exceptional views from the castle. For a longer walk you... More 

Thank Raymond N
Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the top of the castle ruins are well worth the effort of making the steep climb up the hillside and through the woods - which were glorious in their autumnal gold and orange. We parked at the NT car park by Newton House and walked up to the Castle first, before descending again through the field to... More 

Thank Cookie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Visited here when were staying on the Gower Peninsula and well worth the drive, loved seeing the white park cattle on the trailer tour and the deer from the terraces, the castle is worth the walk and has stunning views from the top

Thank carol r
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

If you are in the Ammanford, Llandeilo areas of Carmarthenshire then you should visit Dinefwr Castle and Newton House. The castle is a 20min walk from the car park through some woods and up a small hill. The views from the top of the castle are superb, there is a man made lake to walk around, you might even catch... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Fantastic castle ruin but good accessibility to most parts. Stunning views and so peaceful.We were there on our own having walked thru a wood to get there. Children would love it but quite a steep climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is a national trust property, so you do have to pay, but if you want to avoid the charge you can try to park in Llandeilo and walk from there (go via Penlan Park, which has spectacular views over Llaindelo) . The walks are fantastic, and dog friendly. We take our two on the outside walks, to let them... More 

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