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“Worth the trip, epic views, amazing grounds!”
Review of Dinefwr

Dinefwr
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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 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
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place was awesome! One of the more unique looking ruins we have seen with some breathtaking views!

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We went to Newton House in Dinefwr Park today and thought it was amazing. The house and gardens had such a romantic feel to them. I just couldn't stop taking photographs as I want to remember our day out forever. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. I loved the views across the countryside, the house, secondhand book shop/room, the tea-room, the deers, the furniture, the paintings.......... the list is endless. All in all "A GRAND DAY OUT"

1  Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

An energetic walk leading to a spectacular castle with breathtaking views down the Tywi Valley - well worth the effort. The house too is well worth a visit. And don't forget the tea-room, it's fab!

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

A lot of people seem to forget that dinefwr and Newton hall are not owned by butlins or a massive entertainment company, it's owned by the national trust, so don't go there if u expect fireworks and funfairs. Newton hall is an absolutely stunning house which is rarely open to visitors, but it really doesn't matter as the inside is no where near as amazing as the outside! Dinefwr park is just somewhere in the countryside that's lovely and relaxing for you and your family to enjoy. I grew up in llandeilo and I honestly couldn't tell you how many times I have walked around there, and I still haven't gone down the majority of the footpaths. The castle itself has a breath taking view of llandeilo and surrounding areas, although its a bit of hard work getting up that hill, it's definitely worth it. Before the hill to the castle you can turn right down the 'bog walk' which I highly recommend, it's quiet and full of wildlife. Once you reach the end you will see a massive pond full of fish, tadpoles and dragonfly, and also a few more walkways you can take, one of which leading to the bird watch house.

If your a family with some very energetic kids this will b perfect because there is so much to run around in. If your a couple or on your own and just want some piece and quiet there are so many different walkways you can take in all different directions. This place is absolutely beautiful and probably the main thing I miss about living there. Well worth a visit!!!!!!

1  Thank Midnight E
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Dinefwr has been attracting a lot of attention recently, and will be the subject of a forthcoming half hour special from Welsh wildlife experts in a BBC parks series. This is for good reason. The abundance of wildlife within the park grounds is apparent from the outset. This is a rural gem, set in an idyllic location. Newton House is a magnificent country manor, its history documented throughout the tour of the building. Moreover, the National Trust has engaged all ages by placing information boards relevant to the casual visitor, the ardent historian and schoolchildren wishing to learn about their local heritage.
The castle is a 20 minute walk from the main car park, not for the faint hearted. But the hill climb is worth it, not just for the first-hand experience of the folly tower, but also for the views across the Tywi valley which are spectacular. The National Trust has kept the medieval castle in fine preservation.
The whole attraction is well worth a visit, and can easily fill up a full day - weather permitting!

Thank Rich_Lido
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