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Llancaiach Fawr

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Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
Phone Number: 01443 412248
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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The Urdd Eisteddfod was held in the grounds of Llancaiach Fawr and entrance to the Manor was included in a ticket to the Maes. It had been many years since our last visit. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Urdd Eisteddfod was held in the grounds of Llancaiach Fawr and entrance to the Manor was included in a ticket to the Maes. It had been many years since our last visit. The House itself is an excellent example of a semi fortified Tudor Manor House but the living history guides in each room add a great deal of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Was invited to join other family members for a Sunday carvery lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. Apparently there are always only two choices of meat, beef every week plus turkey or pork on alternate Sundays. Both beef and turkey were excellent and there was a reasonable selection of vegetables available and a small choice of desserts. Other places may... More 

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stunning house, loads of history to be told lush gardens very clean , the staff are very welcoming brilliant for familys, even the restaurant is very nice.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The venue was perfect for our 25th anniversary. We used the Barn and guests were free to use the courtyard area - even if it was a little fresh! The food was fabulous and plentiful. Staff of Llancaiach were friendly, helpful and seemed to enjoy the evening with us.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was extremely impressed I was with my visit to Llancaiach Fawr Manor on Sunday 26 April 2015. The 'servants' brought the whole experience to life by speaking in their 1645 tongue and with their superb knowledge. We were part of the experience immediately we entered, when the receptionist introduced us to our surroundings, informed us that Colonel Pritchard would... More 

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went with a friend for afternoon tea at £10.50 per head. We got 3 each of finger sandwich, a stale scone ready filled with cheap jam and squirty cream (which had melted) , half of fresh strawberry. There were 4 minuscule cakes between us, all of which were revolting. This was brought to our table with tea and coffee,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, beginning with lunch at the restaurant which was plentiful and tasty. The tour was very interesting and enjoyable. I found it really educational for my 10 year old, who had a lot of fun. The staff/actors were great, they really brought the past to life and at times, you felt you were actually in... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Seen leaflets for here many times but never visited and now wish we had been here sooner. Everyone from the reception staff, restaurant staff, and especially the very authentic actors within the Manor House were friendly and helpful and gave a fascinating insight into life within the house. You must visit here. We loved it and will be back.

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here on our school trip. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the acting of many years ago was fab. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves even if it was cold as was the middle of winter.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When ever I have visitors staying I try to visit Llancaiach Fawr.It has been a great favourite with all especially visitors from Australia. The enactments by the staff are very amusing and informative.The manor house is very interesting and it is a good day out.I have visited many times and have always enjoyed the visit.

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