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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 11 Attractions in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

OK, right up front I am not into stately homes, its my partners things. So here we where looking round this home and garden, oh and castle. Same sort of stuff. I am not saying its not nice, but you have to be into it. However what brought this house to life was the tour guide who was knowledgeable, professional... More

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Its a long walk to the castle but if your mobility is a problem just ask and you can drive there ( most helpful) The deer in the park were quite tame and easy to see. Being 'allowed' to sit in the chairs in the house and play the piano was a very welcoming change from all the 'don'ts' often... More

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We love visiting NT properties and as there are very few in this part of Wales, we tend to visit this one a lot as it's our 'local' one. Lovely walks up to a ruined castle and through the wooded areas. The house itself is full of interest and the downstairs rooms are particularly well laid out and interpreted. Nice... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited here on a recommendation. Glad I did. This is a lovely National Trust and CADW property set in 800 acres of park and woodland. The parking charge of £6 was an initial shock but it is the National Trust getting the funds and not some private parking company so the money will be put to good use. Spent the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

dinefewr (pronounced dinever) is a nationa trust house in Llandeilo carmenthenshire. lovely house and sometimes they do tours up on the roof and rooms that the general public do not visit at no extra charge. and of course national trust members get free admission to the house. lovely grounds and a deer park (with deer) well worth a visit

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Got married at Newton House in 2013 and it was perfect! You can either get married there, have photos there, or do what we did and hire a marquee and have your evening function on the lawn there aswell! Asides from weddings, it's a great place to visit, both for the park, Dinefwr Castle (CADW), and Newton House (National Trust)... More

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