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Address: A483, 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 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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Great day out.

Visited this national trust park on a free entry day. Never been before and only expected entry to castle really. But a lovely surprise, acres galore to roam around ,including... read more

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this national trust park on a free entry day. Never been before and only expected entry to castle really. But a lovely surprise, acres galore to roam around ,including deer park and lake and the castle and the house there. The views of the countryside were fabulous . Quite a haul getting to castle, so you need to be... More 

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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I just love this place, especially at night with a full moon, it's so tranquil and picturesque. During the day the views are exceptional from the top f the castle tower. Plenty of exploring.

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Thank Rhosmaen
Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Typical Castle, but in a decent sized park . Nice vantage point and plenty panoramic views. The day was sunny and provides a lot of history as usual. Would recommend but make sure your fit to walk up hills.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Dinefwr Park a number of times, as we have a family membership for National Trust. I find membership works out really well, and we use it loads throughout the year. Just before school started, I met a friend and between us we took 7 children aged 4-10 years. We spent around 5 hours there. We started... More 

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

From the car park there are walks around the estate. The walk to the castle is uphill but the fine views are well worth the effort. There is also a walk around the lake with boardwalk. The large parkland also contains a deer herd and longhorn cattle. The old mansion is a hands on experience and food is available in... More 

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Thank Mik S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited while it was raining, and I mean raining so much that I was the only person who dared trudge the somewhat steep, sliding route up to the castle ruin. It was totally worth the soaking I had as a result. The imposing structure rises above you as you walk up to it, and there is lots to explore... More 

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Thank Claire W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a very enjoyable day with friends visiting the Dinefwr estate. Beautiful parkland walks. Loved seeing the white rare breed cattle and grazing deer. The house was very well preserved and presented. We had an excellent tour guide who brought the history of the place to life. Walked through magical woods to the castle ruins where we climbed the towers... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly helpful staff, went above and beyond to find the name of a waterfall we were looking for! We had a fantastic day exploring and my only feedback would be to increase signage (or increase visibility) of the trails, as we accidentally wandered off track and ended up a bit lost and on a far longer walk than we anticipated... More 

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rendlesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk throught the forest and up the steep hill to see this amazing castle, all worth it in the end as the views are spectular and definitely worth the admission price which includes the house too. After exploring the castle we decided a refereshment break was needed so we stopped off at the cafe, which serves an array... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful estate with a lovely castle (but that is owned by the Wildlife Trust now) leaving a very tired house and a café that was selling very little and at too high a price. Staff - young and inexperienced. Cost for non-members Not impressed - so much that could be done that isn't. So Natinal Trust ....

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