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Dinefwr Castle
10 Dec 2021

On Tuesday 7 December, Cadw and the National Trust welcomed members from the Oasis group – a Cardiff based charity dedicated to supporting refugees and asylum seekers – to enjoy a day out exploring the Dinefwr estate as well as learning some photography skills.

The visit began with a guided tour of Newton House, a 17-century mansion in the care of the National Trust, and a talk about the challenges conserving a historic house.

Next up was an introduction to photography before the group ventured outside to explore the parkland to practise their new-found photography skills.

Photographers group together to photograph scenes

An energetic climb up to Cadw’s Dinefwr Castle rewarded the group with picture-perfect views out across the Tywi valley where they also learnt about the Lord Rhys, Welsh ruler of the ancient kingdom of Deheubarth (Powys) and founder of Dinefwr Castle.

view out over Tywi valley from Dinefwr Castle wall-walk

The visit is one of a number of experience days Cadw is offering to underrepresented groups as they work to support a key element of the organisation’s vision:

A Wales where our historic places are cared for, understood and shared by everyone.

If you would like further information on how you or your group can get involved, please contact:

The Oasis group is a charity whose aim and vision is to help refugees and asylum seekers integrate within their local communities.

Providing support for roughly 100-150 visitors each day from around the globe, including people from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, El Salvador, and Ivory Coast among many other countries.

Find out more about Oasis including how you can support the charity and get involved!

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