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Dinefwr Castle and Park

Signed off A40, Llandeilo SA19 6RT, Wales
+44 1558 823902
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Parks, Cultural
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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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Vernon, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Milton Keynes
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14 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Unfortunately the weather was really wet so we were not able to enjoy the grounds. However, Newton House made up partly for the weather. We were able to self guide ourselves unhurriedly around the house and room guides gave us further information about the house's life and times. There was an art exhibition presenting the work of local artists. The... More

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Rhos, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Newton house is worth looking at it is in the same grounds as the castle. The roof top tour gives great views of the estate. You are free to explore the rooms that are open,not just channeled through. This gives you an idea of what it would be like to live here.They hold art exhibitions by local artists. A great... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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60 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have visited many castles in Wales and this one did stand out to me. There is a bit of information to read about the castle when you arrive. It's a bit of a walk from the £6.00 car park (up a hill) but I found it to be lovely. The area that you walk through on the way is... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We are National Trust members this is a brilliant day out if you are with or without children. Enjoyed walking around the house and we took a long walk up to Dinefwr Castle. Fabulous day out

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WestWales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There is nothing here to dislike - fabulous scenery in the heart of the Tywi Valley. There is a castle and a manor house - even Roman remains and a dear park - brilliant.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went to this park expecting some ruins surrounded by parkland and were impressed when we realised how well organised everything is. It's not a sterile attraction by any means but the parkland is scattered with incredibly tame sheep and even some deer (these were rather shy, unfortunately). We'd stopped off in Carmarthen on the way to pick up a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On a fantastic mid September day as we are NT members visited this property with my Mum. Would recommend the ham ploughmans for lunch but ensure you are really hungry first as the portion is huge! What made the visit was the presence of a vintage fair with steam engines, cars, bicycles, motorbikes, tractors and much more. Can only but... More

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Birmingham ,England
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20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Dinefwr [Dinevor] has several facets: Parkland, Castle, Woodland, and Stately home. The castle can be reached via a very steep, long track mostly through woodland. Worth the effort when you get there, because of the stunning views. Disabled can access via road if they ask. The castle itself is a ruin and not particularly interesting unless you are an historian... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

As we had little time and much choice we went for the playground and the castle ruins, a lovely walk up to the castle with amazing views. The playground was fine and I noticed there are some under cover picnic tables there. Signposting for the advertised walk routes could be better.

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