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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.

Countryfile visit Dinefwr

Countryfile team with the star of the show, Bendigo the bull © Sophie Thomas

Countryfile team with the star of the show, Bendigo the bull

We were delighted to welcome the team from BBC's Countryfile to Dinefwr recently as they uncovered the fascinating history of our wonderful White Park Cattle. The show will be broadcast on BBC1 on 18 January and will also be available on BBC iplayer.

What's on?

We're feeding the deer next to Newton House during the winter months © Paul Harris

We're feeding the deer next to Newton House during the winter months

We've a full list of events running throughout the year at Dinefwr. Come and experience the changing seasons on one of our magnificent parkland trails; you could come across one of our Rangers feeding the fallow deer or spot the first snowdrops of the year.

Our wonderful tearoom will also have a tasty seasonal menu for you to enjoy next to a roaring fire after a winter walk.





Our Llandeilo town shop is here to stay

lots of choice in our shops © National Trust

lots of choice in our shops

Our brand new shop is unlike any other National Trust shop. We support local and independent business and stock our shelves with what we know our customers love. You're guaranteed to find something for everyone, from Welsh woolen blankets to beers and whiskeys. 

Our shop at Dinefwr was so popular, we branched out to our local town of Llandeilo which was a great success. We are very pleased to announce that we will be extending the lease of the town shop for 2015. Thank you for your support everyone.

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 enjoy some breathtaking views from the roof.

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

Brand new art gallery

Art at Dinefwr © National Trust

Art at Dinefwr

We've opened a new area of Newton House that was previously closed to visitors and thought it was the perfect place for an art gallery.  We've a different exhibition on every month from some of the best artists in the country. Check out our events page for our listings.

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 within 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.

Top tips

  • Winter walks

    The views you see on this trail was vision of George and Cecil Rice who once lived at Newton Hous...

  • Warm up in our tearooms

    You won't be able to resist the homemade treats at the tea-rooms.

  • Enjoy a group visit to Polesden © Arnhel de Serra

    Great for groups

    We'll cater for your groups needs at Dinefwr and Newton House

  • Dogs at Dinefwr

    Dogs on leads are very welcome at Dinefwr.


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