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“Great place to visit”
Review of Dinefwr Castle

Dinefwr Castle
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence
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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. 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.
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We visited with our 2 year old and this place is great. They was fishing nets and kits to identify animals available for free which was great fun. The boardwalk down to the pond is great and we saw deer plus lots of other animals. The castle is fantastic with panoramic views. There is also the great house. Really not one to miss and the staff were fantastic too!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“A day out”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

A day out to Dinefwr castle and park is well worth while with beautiful country walks and castle to see. With there British white cattle and deer herds to see and not forgetting Newton house an interesting hands on historical house. I do question the hands on idea meaning you can sit in the old chairs or try on the old hats which to me does not help to preserve them. Don't miss out on the tea and cake in the café but make sure to ask one of the staff to show you the mummified cat under the floor boards. Staff are more than willing to help. The walk in the grounds and castle costs nothing but there is a charge to see the house but all in all a good day out

Visited May 2014
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Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We visited the park area late in the afternoon and only had time to have a quick visit to the house and gift shop before walking up the hill to the castle ruins. The walk up the hill is steep at times but everywhere we looked there were bluebells, especially in the woods. The castle itself is not very large but the views from the walls make the effort worthwhile. There was a lot more to see than we allowed time for so a future visit will definitely be in the cards.

Visited May 2014
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Find this Castle?”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

more brown signs needed to find this castle and this castle needs to be seen by more people.allow a day for this one as theres a manor house and gardens and a deer park.although this castle is free its £6 for the carpark

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A nice afternoon in the sun”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

We spent the afternoon here today.... And at £6 to park the car the price was ok..we had a dog with us so weren't able to do the House tour, but apart from that we had a great time... A nice walk up the hill to the castle and a great small garden to the rear of the house...would recommend this place for all ages as long as it's not raining....then it would be very boring and muddy...

Visited May 2014
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