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Llancaiach Fawr

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Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
Phone Number: 01443 412248
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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.
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Llancaiach fawr

Great place to go back in time. Lovelly place and surroundings. Great staff. Great food in restrurant. Well worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cardiff
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Llancaiach fawr today for lunch for my Nan's birthday. Website says food is served 10-4. When we arrived at 2.15 there were signs saying hot food is served 12-2.30 we only wanted a sandwich so didn't matter to us. We sat at a table in the cafe, only two other tables being served afternoon tea which looked nice.... More 

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SOUTH WALES..
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to go back in time. Lovelly place and surroundings. Great staff. Great food in restrurant. Well worth a visit

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had a guided tour, disabled people/less mobile had no problems. 'a strange contraption' - a disabled lift has been installed. The guides all spoke in character and in the historic manner. No matter how had pressed they were with questions they managed to stay in character. Did not appreciate how quickly time went as so interesting. Make time to take... More 

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Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have visited this attraction several times over the years as we know they are always developing their attraction and we end up learning new things. The actors who take the parts of seventeenth century past residents take their jons very seriously and give the impression they have researched the roles impecably. Show them a mobile phone and they genuinely... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The characters showing you around really bring the history of the house to life and make you appreciate how the household existed back I'm the 600s.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Thought it would be a bit of fun to go on a ghost tour with my wife at the manor. It was a great experience in the end with the two guides interacting well and sharing very interesting stories about the manor and the history behind the great building. The guides didn't put the act on of 'there's a ghost... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I, whilst visiting the U.K., visited Llancaiach Fawr Manor today for an organised fun day event involving model cars, planes, ships and trains. Road access to the Manor from Cardiff was very straightforward and when we got to the Manor there were numerous young people (stewards) about to advise and assist with parking of vehicles. From the... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Take time to go through the exhibition before you reach the house: It needs work, true, and I think it's to be redone soon, but do it anyway. That way, you'll be prepared to take full advantage of what you will experience in the house. When you're offered the choice between taking a tour or exploring for yourself, TAKE THE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Enjoyed the visit with the servants telling us about their lives-cannot think of cider without cringing after being told how it was brewed!!! 3 special gentlemen telling us about the house+ their place in it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very interesting place to visit. Well presented with excellent staff who guide you through the Manor House, all dressed in period costume. Plenty of free parking. The onsite cafe wasn't perfect. Food was reasonably priced but the sandwiches were dry, the filling sparse and poor presentation. Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Worth a visit

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Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
Phone Number: 01443 412248
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Caerphilly County  >  Caerphilly

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