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Llancaiach Fawr

Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
Phone Number: 01443 412248
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Caerphilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This superbly restored gentry manor house is no ordinary heritage attraction. History here is...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great value. Much care and investment has been made into making Llancaiach Fawr such a great day out. The staff were superb, and we would recommend you take the guided tour in order to fully appreciate its remarkable history. They made the manor house come to life. Our children are aged 7 & 9 and the hosts ensured they were... More 

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

When you walk into the hall at Llancaiach Fawr you feel that you are actually in another era the maintained originality of the property is so overwhelming. Llancaiach Fawr is a perfect example of an Elizabethan house and has been superbly preserved. It provides an insight into life in those times and is well presented by the knowledgeable and entertaining... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Thought might just be another old house to visit, but the staff made it a real treat. Being guided round with great information and ability to ask any question, which was well answered, plus being entertaining was great. Guide book also informative and entertaining. Well done to all involved.

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Cardiff, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It was my wife's birthday and instead of going for a meal we combined a tour of this Tudor manor house and afternoon tea. Staff who take the tours are in costume for the period around the English Civil War. They cleverly avoid any visitor trying to trick them into taking them out of the period. The tour took around... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lllancaiach Fawr Manor hosted Juan Loronzo, the best Elvis I have ever seen on Friday 12th December. The evening kicked off with the nicest chicken and chips served to our table and then we rocked all night long. Juan finished off with a few Christmas classics - not from his Elvis repertoire. At £13.50 this was excellent value for money.... More 

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Lesley E, Front Office Staff at Llancaiach Fawr, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we would be delighted to welcome you back to the manor for another Elvis night, he is due to return in June and December this year. Please feel free to call us for further information. More 

Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We really enjoyed our escorted trip around the house. The staff were dressed up in 17th century costumes and told us some really good stories about the period. The cream tea was amazing with three tiers of tasty sandwiches, cream scones and little cakes. We were thoroughly spoilt!

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to Llancaiach Fawr on a bit of a off chance. Despite it being relatively local we'd never been there. Staff were informative and it was an enjoyable hour or two out. I don't know if I'd visit again, but it was certainly worth seeing.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I bought a discount voucher to visit the house and afternoon tea afterwards. The tour of the different rooms by members of the staff was great, very informative and fun. Its a very interesting house and parts are being refurbed. We will definatley go back in the summer to look around the gardens. The tea was delicious, sandwiches, cakes of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely time 'twas spent in the Manor House, truth be told. Kindly servants showed us hospitality, did they not. The master and mistress allowed us entry to their abode allowing us to meander through their home and learn about their life in1645. Enjoyed every minute of it and the afternoon tea topped off a great Sunday outing. Will... More 

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Lesley E, Front office staff at Llancaiach Fawr, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you were shown such wonderful hospitality in Colonel Prichard's home, he will be pleased to hear that the servants kept you entertained. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to receiving you at the manor sometime in the future. More 

Pontypridd
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

attended a Christmas craft fair here. What a lovely setting. plenty going all in the two halls with the addition of a tour of the manor house available if you wanted. The café served nice food at a reasonable price.

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Lesley E, Front office staff at Llancaiach Fawr, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Hearing from vistors who have attended our craft days is always good, it means that we can continue holding events and inviting more people to the manor. We are currently taking bookings for the Easter Crafts (for grown ups) on 28th March, so if you fancy an afternoon of quilt making, cake topping or needlefelt... More 

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