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Notice: Our Billiard Room tea-rooms are under refurbishment until 30 March when we will re-open under National Trust management. In the meantime, refreshments are available at our brand new Castle Walk Cafe.

National Nature Reserve, 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 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

What's on?

Children tucking into Easter Eggs © John Millar

Children tucking into Easter Eggs

We've a full list of events running throughout the year at Dinefwr.

A visit to us this springtime will be unlike any other. As well as some breathe-taking nature spectacles, we’re putting on FREE guided tours with our experts and launching some brand new trails. Not to mention our fantastic family events like the Cadbury's Easter trails - always a winner with the kids. 



Go behind the scenes

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.

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.

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.

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