This weekend there is free entry into selected National Trust properties….so not ones to miss a treat we headed off in the pouring rain to the nearest NT property in Llandeilo just 10 minutes drive away. When we arrived the sun came out for the whole visit.
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. (taken from National Trust blurb on their website)
The place is wonderful! There’s a castle sitting up high on the hill with fantastic views along the river Towy, there’s the park and Nature Reserve with trails and walks through ancient woodlands and bluebell woods and there’s a board walk taking you over streams and wetlands with pond life, bird life and wetland plants everywhere. Also there’s white cattle and deer to watch grazing in the fields in front of and behind the House. The visit into the House is special with friendly volunteers to show you the way as you pass through kitchens, drawing rooms and dining rooms – all very hands on! Upstairs there is a new, very interesting display telling you the history of Dinefwr.
We really enjoyed seeing all of the above and after a quick visit to the NT shop we had a tasty treat in the Tea Room!
We enjoyed our visit so much and were very impressed that we joined the NT again so that we can continue to visit on a more regular basis this fantastic property just down the road!