Dinefwr

Dinefwr, Llandeilo: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Dinefwr Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 which is managed by Cadw. 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. There is a whole site admission charge which includes: * Access to 800 acre parkland * Parking * Newton House * Billiard Tearooms * Castle Walk Cafe * Hidden House Tours * Childrens activites and tours * Estate Walks * Access t
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Sarah T
Bristol, UK11 contributions
Wonderful volunteers, a real gem.
Oct 2021 • Family
What a fabulous visit! We decided to break our journey to the coast with a quick visit to the house and we are so glad we did.
Plenty of rooms to wander round at your own pace, the shadow puppet theatre was a winner for our 10 year old, the deer obligingly grazed in view but our absolute highlight was the wonderful Nigel.
He was having a quiet coffee outside, spotted our 10 year old and jumped up, eager to show us some more aspects of the house we'd missed, including the mystery of the demon face (!), so much so he left his coffee behind! He and his lovely wife Wendy were a complete joy, enthusiastic about the house and happy to share their knowledge. It made our child's (and our) day, so thank you.
Oh and the elf village was lovely too!
Written October 23, 2021
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Claire W
6 contributions
excellent staff welcome
Oct 2021
Had a great trip this weekend. Steve at reception of the house couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. He pointed out little details that we would never have seen and made our trip extra special, thank you. The cafe had a delicious selection of food and we regretted not buying the pasties early as they had all gone due to popular demand when we eventually got organised. The house and surrounding area is well kept and offers a relaxing day out. Highly recommend.
Written October 19, 2021
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Restless13Soul
345 contributions
Good fwr me and you
Sep 2021 • Family
What a beautiful estate. We didn’t go into the house but enjoyed a lovely walk around the estate early in the morning before crowds arrived. Also, the hand sanitizer station is pretty rad.
Written October 17, 2021
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Carol G
2 contributions
Extremely well preserved
Oct 2021
We were pleasantly surprised by how well preserved this castle is. We spent about 45 minutes there as part of a longer walk. There is plenty of information about the castle on boards around the site. The views form the battlements and turrets are worth the climb but as the stairs are narrow and uneven this would not be advisable if you are unsteady on your feet.
Written October 15, 2021
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atlhmb10
Carmarthenshire, UK14 contributions
Be warned you have to PAY to access the cafe
Oct 2021
Had a wonderful walk around the estate and decided to have lunch in the mansion house. On entering the house we were asked if we were National Trust members, when we said no and just wanted lunch we were informed it would cost us £18 entry. But this could be reduced to £13 as we paid £5 for parking. The £13 would give us entrance to the house and cafe. We explained that we only wanted access to the cafe , which is just a short walk down the corridor but did not want to pay £13 for the privilege. Quite surprised that the lady on the door was not at all embarrassed by her request. Shameful and disgraceful request.
Written October 10, 2021
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Papergirl2006
Sherburn in Elmet, UK134 contributions
Lovely few hours
Sep 2021
We had a lovely few hours visiting Dinefwr an also Newton House. You can reach the castle by a lovely woodland walk, and in our case we pretty much had the castle to ourselves. Then on return we had a lovely walk around Newton House, well narrated by the staff of National Trust volunteers. We didn't have anything from the cafe however lots of people were, and it is set in a fantastic setting outside the front of the House.

A fabulous few hours and well worth visiting both.
Written September 24, 2021
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andreafrancis80
London, UK2 contributions
Lovely day out
Sep 2021 • Family
A very interesting house. The staff were lovely, with great freedom to walk around and explore…,the passion of the staff that work there will make sure the house will eventually be restored to its former glory. Had the oddest experience there . Can anybody explain how this happened when I took a couple of photos of the portrait on top of the stairs , where did those sinister eyes come from …….ummmm maybe the ghost :-)
Written September 23, 2021
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Katy
24 contributions
Very nice
Sep 2021 • Couples
I enjoyed visiting this house, it was one of the few NT places where you can access most rooms and go downstairs to see how the staff worked as well as exploring the life of the Lord & Lady. The house is the main attraction, sharing lots of information about the estate and castle; however the house formal gardens are a little limited. Despite this, the house looks over the Deer Park and we could see deer from the windows.

The castle is an easy walk away and well worth it. The views are stunning, but make sure you read up about the castle history in the house before hand as signage is limited.

The walks are lovely and the lilly pond is worth spending some time at, peaceful and tranquil it’s a great place to stop for a moment. We walked back via the Deer Park and saw several deer.

I enjoyed my visit.
Written September 17, 2021
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Caroline M
London, UK24 contributions
Plenty to see!
Sep 2021
Had a great 4 hour visit to Dinefwr Estate visiting the castle, boardwalk pond, deer park and the house. Our visit was made extra special by two of the volunteers, Nigel and Wendy, who went out of their way to tell us about the history of the house and show us around - probably the best volunteers at a historic house / estate that we have met - well done!
We would certainly visit again if we are in the area.
Written September 15, 2021
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joanne2477
Langport, UK27 contributions
Great afternoon out
Sep 2021 • Couples
All of it beautiful views two stunning building’s plenty to walk dogs welcome great for families too
Written September 12, 2021
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