We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Llancaiach Fawr

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
Phone Number: 01443 412248
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

This superbly restored gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage...

This superbly restored gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage attraction. History here is tangible. The costumed servants of the house are living and working in 1645 and allow you to share and engage in their world. Fires crackle, candles flicker and the sounds and smells of domestic life make your visit a memorable experience of the past. It takes a moment to attune your ear to the unfamiliar speech within the Manor itself, but within seconds of your warm welcome you become immersed in the time of the Civil Wars and the cares and concerns of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 258 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
What an interesting place!

Well worth the visit, so interesting and well portrayed by the old time residents! If you have lunch in the restaurant first you can see the manor for half price. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jenny L
,
Wiston, Haverfordwest,

Similar Things to Do in Caerphilly

Add Photo Write a Review

258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Wiston, Haverfordwest,
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit, so interesting and well portrayed by the old time residents! If you have lunch in the restaurant first you can see the manor for half price. Great homemade soup!

Helpful?
Thank Jenny L
Bridgend
Level Contributor
49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this wonderful attraction with my grand children aged 5yrs, 4yrs and 3 yrs. As they are young I decided to let them explore the Manor House bumping into the characters as they entered every room. I told them they were walking through the magic garden back into the past. They were intrigued and curious when we were met at... More 

Helpful?
Thank tropical459
Level Contributor
80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took friends from Yorkshire to visit today and both said it was the best historic site visit they have ever undertaken.m the house is sensitively restored and maintained and the staff are skilled, talented, well informed and engaging. The more you put in, the more you get out.go and have fun,it's really very good.

Helpful?
Thank Julia M
somerset
Level Contributor
81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Manor for Christmas Lunch Celebration with friends and were amazed at the service, quality and amount of food we were served and the delicious desserts on offer, 3 course meal for £17 amazing value for money. The chef was carving and was friendly, the lady serving us was informative and nothing was to much trouble. Had a... More 

Helpful?
Thank lorraine w
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Llancaiach Fawr on a terrifically wet, windy and dark afternoon a couple of days before Christmas. We love history and were racking our brains to find something new to do with an empty afternoon, and somehow I dimly remembered that we had not visited Llancaiach Fawr. We were very glad we remembered it. On arrival you pay about 20... More 

Helpful?
Thank bitbaltic
Newport -Trefdraeth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taken back in time as all staff are in costume very interesting and informative. My Sister was called a strumpet as we visited in the summer and she was showing a little too much flesh in her summer frock for the era!

Helpful?
Thank AHathway
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Definitely worth visiting as it is an historic place. The staff make an effort to be freindly and try to give an impression of what it was like to experience that era with their converstaion.

Helpful?
Thank jeremyr519
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Was a very interesting visit with guides talking in 17th-century period talk and wearing old costumes. The rooms were furnished with replicas of food and furniture. We had 3 guides, each at various levels of the house. The last one helped one of the men in our group to put on some heavy clothing worn during battle – I held... More 

Helpful?
Thank bradziker1
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A fantastic, interesting day out. Well worth the money, and a great place to spend a rainy day. From the staff in period costumes, speaking ye olde English, to the interesting and educational displays, the quaint little tea room and beautiful gardens, not to mention the beauty of the manor house itself, it makes for a lovely visit. The prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rhiannon B
Nelson, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have lived within a mile vicinity for the last 70 years. Both my wife & I are members of the society of Llancaiach Fawr & Rates it as being an interesting place to visit. Easy access & parking facilities with plenty of local history for children. Fine food on a Sunday, but need to book in advance, snacks &... More 

Helpful?
Thank peterN8400AU

Travelers who viewed Llancaiach Fawr also viewed

Caerphilly, Caerphilly County
Caerphilly, Caerphilly County
 

Been to Llancaiach Fawr? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Llancaiach Fawr staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?