Dinefwr - National Trust

Deer run past Newton House at Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
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National Nature Reserve, historic Newton House and an 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park

A magical land of power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr is an iconic place in the history of Wales. Two forts are evidence of a dominant Roman presence. The powerful Lord Rhys held court at Dinefwr and influenced decisions in Wales.

The visionaries, George and Cecil Rice designed the superb 18th-century landscape that you see today.

The 'hands-on' Newton House gives visitors an atmospheric circa 1912 experience. Exhibitions on the first floor tell Dinefwr's story and inspire visitors to explore the castle and park.

“If you take a handful of the soil of Dinefwr and squeeze it in your hand, the juice that will flow from your hands is the essence of Wales.” Wynford Vaughan Thomas

Dinefwr Castle is owned by the Wildlife Trust and managed by Cadw

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Castle or defences, Historic house or home, Agricultural site, Archaeological site, Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult: £6.50
Child: £3.25
Family: £16.25
Groups (15+): £4.50

Discounts

  • Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments
  • National Trust
Getting there

By Car : on A40(T); from Swansea take M4 to Pont Abraham, then A48(T) to Cross Hands and A476 to Llandeilo
Parking: 50 yards
Sat-Nav: problems, do not use
By Train : Llandeilo station 1 mile away
By Bus : Service drops off on main road at top of 1 mile drive to property

Additional info

■Billiard Tearoom & Castle Walk Cafe - serving local produce
■Shop - selling local Welsh products
■Parking, 50 yards (narrow access)
■Suitable for school groups
■Dogs welcome - on leads only
■Baby-changing and feeding facilities
■Pushchairs admitted
■Children's quiz/trail
■Adapted toilets in house and visitor reception
■Grounds - partly accessible. Long level boardwalk to mill pond
■Lift to first floor of Newton House
■Building - ramped entrance. Ground floor accessible. Steep steps to basement. ■Two wheelchairs available, booking essential

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Llandeilo School perform at Newton House

Community Christmas Carol Evening

  • 18 December 2015 11am-8pm

Join us as we work with local schools and the wider community to mark the festive season with traditional carols and readings inside Newton House.
Enjoy a sing song around the piano with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Day-time Schools Event 11.00 - 16.00 Hrs - Normal Admission Applies
Evening Community event 17.00 - 18.00 Hrs - Free of Charge

Girl carrying wood

50 Things Summer

  • 1 July — 31 August 2015 *on now

The National Trust has made a list the 50 coolest outdoor things to do before you're 11 ¾. Pick up your 50 things scrap book at our Visitor Centre and get out there and get mucky!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Languages

  • Welsh

Admission

Free self-led event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Bridleway Killerton woods

Daily Tractor Trailer Tours

  • 20 July — 30 August 2015

All aboard! We are firing up the tractor once again to give visitors the chance to get a closer look at our White Park Cattle and discover a little more about the work we do here on our magnificent National Nature Reserve.

The tractor and trailer will pick you up from outside the Visitor Information Centre. Make sure you have your tickets ready as availability is limited.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Languages

  • Welsh

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr/things-to-see-and-do/events/

50 Things Summer Club - Wild Wednesdays

  • 22 July 2015 11am-4pm
  • 29 July 2015 11am-4pm
  • 5 August 2015 11am-4pm
  • 12 August 2015 11am-4pm
  • 19 August 2015 11am-4pm
  • 26 August 2015 11am-4pm

Take the summer holidays challenge and complete as many things as you can at Dinefwr including : Den Building, Tree climbing, Hill rolling, Making mud pies, Wild Art and much more.
Join our ranger team as they help you complete your 50 Things Scrapbook.
Free Scrapbooks are available from the Visitor Information Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult £6.50, child £3.25, Family £16.25. National Trust members free of charge.
Booking Not Needed.
For Info Contact: NT Dinefwr, 01558 824512/823902, dinefwr@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/

Volunteer Drop-in Day

  • 18 September 2015 11am-4pm

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how to get involved with the National Trust in Carmarthenshire. Meet our Volunteering Officer and other volunteers.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • 18+

Languages

  • Welsh

Where

This event takes place at Newton House, Dinefwr Park. A representative of the National Trust will be on hand to direct you to the correct room in the historic home.

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Volunteers can reclaim admission fees once registered as volunteers.
Booking Not Needed.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/

Old sepia photograph of Newton House

History and Hauntings

  • 23 — 25 October 2015

Join us for an evening of darkness, led by torchlight around the house, learn the history and haunting stories behind the property. There will be two tours - one at 7pm and one at 8.30pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

All £12.00

photograph of carved pumpkin

October Half Term Pumpkin Carving

  • 24 — 30 October 2015

Join us at Newton House for October half term! We'll have pumpkin carving in the old laundry and lots of autumn themed activities to keep kids and their adults entertained for the whole day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Languages

  • Welsh

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £6.50, Child: £3.25, Family £16.25

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Newton House Sleepover

  • 31 October — 1 November 2015

Take after-hours tours with our guides around this old mansion, then stay the night in one of the rooms. You'll need to bring your own sleeping gear, ticket price includes a dinner and breakfast. This event is not suitable for children.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£60 per person

santa rings a bell from the window of Newton House to mark the opening of the Christmas Fair

The Llandeilo Edwardian Christmas Fair at Dinefwr

  • 28 — 29 November 2015 11am-4pm

The best start to the festive season in Carmarthenshire is the Dinefwr Edwardian Fair with art, craft and food stalls filling every room of Newton House there are gift ideas for everyone. Stalls showcase the best of local art and craft as well as tasty food treats to take home for the festive period. Entertainments throughout the day from choirs, bell ringers and other performances. Costumed staff to give the air of Edwardian Christmas. Free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to all visitors.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Welsh

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult £6.50, Child £2.25, Family £16.25
National Trust members free of charge

Getting there

By Car : on A40(T); from Swansea take M4 to Pont Abraham, then A48(T) to Cross Hands and A476 to Llandeilo
Parking: 50 yards
Sat-Nav: problems, do not use
By Train : Llandeilo station 1 mile away
By Bus : Service drops off on main road at top of 1 mile drive to property

Dinefwr - National Trust
Dinefwr Park
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire
SA19 6RT
Wales

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Website

National Trust Dinefwr

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr

E-mail

General Enquiries

dinefwr@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

01558 823902

Fax

General Enquiries

01558 825925

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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