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Dinefwr Castle

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Address: Dinefwr Farm A483, Llandeilo SA19 6RT, Wales
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+44 1558 823902

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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Lovely castle walk

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... read more

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Sittingbourne, Kent
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Sittingbourne, Kent
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surrounded by some lovely walks and first saw the impressive house at the front of the estate. We took a leisurely walk up to the castle and is definitely worth a visit. The views are breathtaking! Would say if you are taking kids to be careful in a few of the narrow staircases going up to the top of the... More 

Thank Sian J
Byfleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Newton house, the ruined castle and acres of parkland to explore. We only had time for the house and brief walk. Will be going back sometime to do the castle and the park. The house is fascinating and charts the history of the Rhys dynasty through the centuries and how their loyalty to respective kings queens and would be English... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great castle / experience. We walked up to the house first and sent a good hour in there looking at all the rooms, there were free tours available with guides, and audio tours too. We then went to look at the deer park behind the house where there were around 60 deer just roaming. We walked up to the castle,... More 

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A really good place to visit if you want to learn more about the history of the area. Some great walking trails on the 800 acre site. Not much for young children to do though. The manor house is really good turned into a museum

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Park at the NationalTrust car park and walk down toward the castle. There is a big walk a beautiful mere and bird watching opportunities, then a steep walk up to the ruins of the castle. From the tower you will have amazing views in all directions. Highly recommended.

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