History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Shortly after, however, Llewelyn ap Iorwerth marched south to enforce the terms of the Peace of Worcester, which would have made the Princes of Deheubarth vassals of King Henry III of England. Rhys Gryg refused to submit, and destroyed his own ancestral seat at Dinefwr as an act of defiance. In a remarkably quick turnabout, Rhys altered his stance only a few days later, and not only agreed to submit to Llewelyn, but became a vassal of Henry III and one of his staunchest supporters. Sometoime between 1220 and Rhys's death in 1234 Dinefwr was rebuilt, wit the main addition being a strong round keep at the east end of the inner bailey. A later hall stands on the north side of the inner ward.
After the Battle of Bosworth in 1483 Henry VII gave Dinefwr to one of his most trusted supporters, Sir Rhys ap Thomas. One of Thomas's descendents was responsible for the mock Gothic mansion of Newton House, visible amongst the trees in the valley below the castle.
The castle is reached via a footpath through the lovely landscaped park of Newton House, also known as Dinefwr Park.
About Dinefwr Castle
Address: Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: 1 m SW Llandeilo Nearest postcode SA19 6RT
Website: Dinefwr Castle
Phone: 01443 336000
Dinefwr Castle Photos
OS: SN611 217
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Newton House - 0.5 miles (Historic House)
Dinefwr Park - 0.6 miles (Garden)
Gelli Aur Country Park - 1.4 miles (Garden)
Aberglasney Gardens - 1.9 miles (Garden)
Dryslwyn Castle - 3.6 miles (Castle)
Carreg Cennen Castle - 3.9 miles (Castle)
Garn Goch Hill Fort - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Llanegwad, St Edgwad Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church)
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