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“Beautiful park and grounds”
Review of Dinefwr

Ranked #1 of 17 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 August 14, 2013

Lovely walk up to the ruins of the castle. The boardwalk through the lower bog land was delightful. My only suggestion would be to add a few signs with the names of tree species and plants. This is a peaceful haven not to be missed!

Thank Maggie L
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"deer park"
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"car park"
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"well worth a visit"
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"white cattle"
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"the main house"
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"non members"
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"hidden house tour"
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"light lunch"
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"lovely grounds"
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"castle ruins"
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"guided tour"
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"tea room"
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"pond dipping"
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"lovely walk"
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

After a rainy morning at Aberglasney Gardens, I stopped at the National Trust Dinefwr Castle for a visit. It was well worth a visit if you're in the area, particularly if you have a NT card.

Thank JudyBoz
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Between the castle, the woods and the grounds this represents a great day out.

We are National Trust members hence entry was free, bit the car park price was very reasonable at £6

Highly recommended for young and old.

The views from the castle down the Towy valley are fantastic

Thank David H
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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

First time I've visited the park when the bluebells are in full bloom. The colour and fragrance was fantastic which made the walk to the castle all the more enjoyable.

Thank AngeloBotticelli
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Have lived in this area for a while now. We came to see the Castle, Newton House and Dinefwr Park before we moved here. We are regular visitors to the Park and we enjoy it's natural charm and beauty as much now as we ever did. There is a tranquility about the area and it is steeped in ancient history. The Park, which is a private 800 acre estate, has free access but the National Trust charge for entry to the Newton House, which well worth a visit. Dinefwr Castle is a bit of a slow climb but a fabulous view of the surrounding area once at the top. Read any relevant website on the history of the Castle before traveling, makes it more interesting. Safety note: watch out for the kids on the ramparts.!

Thank AliGra_13
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