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Dinefwr Castle

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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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Christmas Market Fun!

We took a trip to Llandeilo for the Christmas Market and had a great afternoon out. We parked using the park and ride where we were minbussed up to the house. The journey up was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a trip to Llandeilo for the Christmas Market and had a great afternoon out. We parked using the park and ride where we were minbussed up to the house. The journey up was great. We had a lovely lady who made the short ride extremely enjoyable by getting the people on the bus in the festive mood and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely 😊 circular walk from White Hart Inn to the Castle Ruins ... plenty of interesting information along the route... ye olde 🌳 trees 🌲 and the deer... the Manor House 🏡 in Xmas Prep mode ... splendid Castle views👍👌

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love it here. Lots of footpath options. Castle is in good enough condition for a good explore and the view is wonderful. I haven't tried the house or cafes yet.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling as a family of 4 would have cost £28+ to enter! We asked if we could park the car and pay a nominal charge but were told no- their loss so we turned around and left Why don't they advertise admissions on entering at the gate? Looked nice grounds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk, enough to get the blood going but not too exhausting! A bit of everything, fields, woods, and fine views across the river and valley bed. Don't miss the church. As you walk think of Gwenllian and her march from there to relieve Kidwelly, one of the great romantic, tragic stories of Wales.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were 2 families staying in Talley and are NT members. The weather was dry and we opted for Dinefwr due to its close proximity. We visited Newton House first and took the additional tour on offer. Cledwyn was a brilliant tour guide and kept the group interested throughout. The kids especially enjoyed the scary ghost tales!! They did pumpkin... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 October 21, 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 October 18, 2016 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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