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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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fascinating couple of hours

had guided tour of manor from the knowledgable and friendly and funny staff/guides in period dress - best experience of this style of guide i have had. well worth a trip out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom

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English first
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

had guided tour of manor from the knowledgable and friendly and funny staff/guides in period dress - best experience of this style of guide i have had. well worth a trip out of your way. negative would be the cafe and restaurant. restaurant takes bookings and was fully booked - we didn't know and had driven from north yorkshire so... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is such a great place to visit. The manor itself is set in small gardens which are pleasant enough when the sun shines! The actual manor is fascinating, with re-enactors showing us round, starting downstairs, moving up to the bedrooms and then down to the kitchens. All the "servants" were very knowledgable and made the visit twice as interesting... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you want to travel back in time to the time of the English civil war then you MUST pay this house a visit. The staff are actors and they dress, speak and behave as though they are living in those past times. It is amazing.

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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Got invited here for afternoon tea, and I was disappointed. Service and food was poor. Would not recommend.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Having bought a 'Cream tea and tour' offer via Amazon Local for a family visit, we went on a Thursday when the house was relatively quiet as I know that it can get busy. The cream tea was quite good with a selection of sandwich fingers, cakes and tea/coffee which was quite adequate. The house tour is made all the... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited today with our two granddaughters aged 10 and 13. They really enjoyed their time there and found it so interesting. It was so good that they were so included in all that was going on and they found the guides really friendly. We all came away knowing so much more about how the family lived at the time... More 

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We went there as we bought a package of afternoon tea with a tour of the Manor House and gardens. I would have given it five stars except for the bad start we prebooked our tour for 1230pm and our afternoon tea for 2pm, unfortunately a member of staff didn't turn up and so they had to close the house... More 

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South Wales
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Took the ghost tour and had a great time. The guide was very informative and there were no staged spooks, bumps or bangs. Did we see a ghost, well that would be telling........!

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Cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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