Dinefwr

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
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Overview

Capability Brown was invited to visit Dinefwr in Llandelio, Carmarthenshire, West Wales in 1775 by the owner George Rice. Brown was asked to suggest some improvements to the landscape. Some of Brown's proposals, delivered in 1775-6, were put into action by the Rice family, including improvements to the park such as planting of trees and the relocation of the farm and kitchen garden. Other suggestions, such as altering the deer park, were ignored. 

Brown suggested a circular walk around the park, with a number of viewpoints across the estate, including the ruined medieval Welsh stronghold of Dinefwr Castle and of the rare White Park Cattle The cattle were mentioned in the laws of Hywell Dda, (Hywel the Good) who codified the laws of Wales over a thousand years ago from his seat of power at Dinefwr Castle. The cattle are now considered to be rarer than the Giant Panda.

You can still follow the Capability Brown walking route around the park, which is now managed by the National Trust