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Dinefwr Castle

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Address: Dinefwr Farm A483, Llandeilo SA19 6RT, Wales
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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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What a full and great day out!

Visited today with my friend.Started with the downstairs tour with Jenna.Great tour and i loved Jenna enthusiasm for her role.Then we went straight into the Hidden House Tour with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today with my friend.Started with the downstairs tour with Jenna.Great tour and i loved Jenna enthusiasm for her role.Then we went straight into the Hidden House Tour with Joanna.This was another great tour with Joanna showing her knowledge of the history of the house and clearly enjoyed being a guide.We broke for a lovely jacket potato lunch in the... More 

Thank cbarber2016
Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking in the blue bell woods and the deer park and spent ages climbing around the castle remains. Wide ranging views of the beautiful Towy valley and Carmarthenshire from the top of the castle. Excellent information boards to remind us of the history of the Lords of the Marches. the visit has inspired me to read more about... More 

Thank drlynndevonuk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a trek up to the castle but worthwhile for the views alone. Impressive castle with accessible towers leading to breathtaking views over the Welsh countryside

Thank Joanne W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parked the car near the National Trust office and had our wrist bands fixed to our arms. Had a wonderfull walk through lanes and meadows to the Castle. We walked through carpets of Bluebells and up the steep hill to Dinefwr Castle. Although ruined the walls are well maintained. Back to the car for a cup of tea, then we... More 

Thank arthurbwebb
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lengthy walk from NT car park (fee for non-members) though beautiful woodland. Brilliant views from the top of the castle.

Thank colincC4139QV
Sittingbourne, Kent
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a chilly showery April day. We got there for opening time and were the only family walking up to the castle! The walk did involve a slightly steep hill at one point, but took around 45 mins with a toddler and included a walk through bluebell woods. On the way back down we did the boardwalk walk... More 

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to be fit to climb up to the castle but you will be well rewarded with great castle and phenomenal view. Then take the tour for the house and learn about its fascinating history. The area is beautiful; a grand estate with fallow deer grazing next to the ha-ha. The tour guides are keen and well informed.

Thank bobbayley
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first day I ever spent in Wales (or the UK) was spent at this park. I will never forget the moment I stumbled upon the disused church and cemetery in the woods. I will never forget it as long as I live. Oh and they have the most haunted manor house in Wales, one of Lord Rhys' castles, fallow... More 

Thank Del_Blackwater
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been brought up in the surrounding area, I try and go and walk around the park and up to the castle when I return during the spring and summer months as the weather permits. The walk up to the castle and the views are both amazing and are something not to be missed.

Thank Ioan D
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for the afternoon with my family but could have done with longer. The castle was fun and the grounds are really lovely. The dog is welcome everywhere but the deer pack and board walks and inside the cafe. Would love to go back again one day!

Thank Helen W

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