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12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park

A magical land of power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr Park and Castle 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.

We're open

Newton House is a vital part of the designed landscape at Dinefwr © National Trust

Newton House is a vital part of the designed landscape at Dinefwr

From the 1 April to 2 November, Newton House, shop and tea-rooms will be open seven days a week, so come along and see the changes we've made during the off season. Enjoy a hidden house tour of the property before having a bite to eat at Maryellen's tea-room and don't forget to check out our brand new shop in the inner courtyard.

 

Our Easter eggs have arrived

Put a date in your diary to join in our Cadbury trail over Easter © Cadbury

Put a date in your diary to join in our Cadbury trail over Easter

18 - 21 April

Fancy being an Eggslorer at Dinefwr Park this Easter weekend? We've lots of trails to keep the little ones entertained and on Easter Sunday, 20 April, we are hosting the Great Parkland Trail.

Team up for a race against the clock to find the flags hidden in tree crevices and flower beds. Then trade in your flags for a delicious chocolate Egghead reward.

What's on?

The Dinefwr Literature festival will be returning in June  © Literiture

The Dinefwr Literature festival will be returning in June

20-22 June

There's always something to do here at Dinefwr. We've got a jam packed events list for 2014 including the return of the fabulous Dinefwr Literature festival in June. Have you got your tickets yet?

Hidden House Tours

Coats and boots ready to go in the brushing room © John Hammond

Coats and boots ready to go in the brushing room

If you're visiting Newton House, a guided Hidden House tour of our 17th-century mansion is a must. You can go behind the scenes to places not usually available to public view. Hear all the upstairs-downstairs gossip and can enjoy some breathtaking views from the roof.

Go to the Visitor Centre on arrival or call on 01558 824512 to book your place.

Wonderful wedding venue

Wedding party in the fountain garden © cashiona

Wedding party in the fountain garden

Get married in a land steeped in Welsh history and tradition. Newton House is nestled with in an 800-acre countryside estate and can cater for ceremonies and civil services of up to 90 guests. The backdrop of Dinefwr Castle or the medieval deer park make fantastic photographs. We could even arrange for the ancient breed of White Park Cattle to make an appearance behind the happy couple on request.

Stay with us

Penparc cottage on the Dinefwr estate © National Trust

Penparc cottage on the Dinefwr estate

Carmarthenshire is known as the garden of Wales, so there's no surprise it's a popular holiday destination for those wanting to take a relaxing break and enjoy some of the most spectacular coast and countryside in the UK.

Where next?

Underground tour at Dolaucothi © Keith Morris

Underground tour at Dolaucothi

There are lots of our special places to visit in Carmarthenshire. Just down the road from Dinefwr, near the village of Pumsaint, is one of our most unique sites Dolaucothi Gold Mines - the only known Roman Gold mine in the UK.

With so many places to visit - not just in Carmarthenshire, but the surrounding counties too - many of our visitors choose to take out a membership.

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