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Address: A483, Llandeilo SA19 6RT, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 823902

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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A Welsh built castle

This atmospheric castle overlooking the Afon Tywi twisting its way down to Carmarthen and was originally built by Rhys ap Gruffydd or The Lord Rhys, ruler of Deheubarth from 1155... read more

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This atmospheric castle overlooking the Afon Tywi twisting its way down to Carmarthen and was originally built by Rhys ap Gruffydd or The Lord Rhys, ruler of Deheubarth from 1155 to 1197, who also built the castle at Carreg Cennen and who held the first recorded Eisteddfod. While now ruined you can climb the round Keep, around the battlements and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although not as striking as Cennen castle it is still a worthwhile visit and the views are wonderful.

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for nice long walk in peaceful surroundings, cattle grazing, deer always closeby. Afternoon tea there is loverly, would recommend anyone to visit, I go every year and often take visitors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful setting for a morning walk with views of the castle and impressive Newton House. Follow this with a light lunch and cup of tea in the restaurant making a delightful visit!! Join the National Trust and you get in free!! Plenty of different walks!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a long climb up to the castle after a longish walk from the National Trust base at Newton House but well worth it for the views alone. The river below and the hills along the valley are beautiful. The castle is very interesting if you are in to old castles being a small fortified site that is easily... More 

Thank Colin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to the castle from Newton house is well worth the effort. You can go around the castle for free and the views over the valley are spectacular. The gounds and deer park stretch for miles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this attraction as a stop off to our final holiday destination. Staff on arrival were very friendly, explaining the two options (old castle or house) and where we could go. Good sized car park House itself was brilliant, lots to see and do and was very interactive. We have been to a few NT places where it is... More 

Thank Gary B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Trust property is a brilliant day out. There is a good range of things to see and great walks through the grounds, and the adjoining Woodland Trust woodland, to a ruined castle, as well as Dinefwr house itself. We walked through the Deer park, where there are some wonderful old trees, and Fallow deer roaming. From there we... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful castle. I loved it the minute I walked to it. What a wonderful view and such history. This must be my favourite castle I have visited. The castle is peaceful and quiete and as we went early there was no one about and we had the castle to ourselves. I felt like a princess with my handsome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As National trust members who live not too far away we make frequent visits to this lovely castle and grounds.There are endless different walks around the extensive grounds. You can see the resident deer on the woodland walk, hear the stags noisy calls to the females in the rutting season and see the lovely fawns in the late spring. Walk... More 

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