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Llancaiach Fawr

Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
01443 412248
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Caerphilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited here as part of Cadw's Open Doors initiative, which meant it was free. I'd previously heard of it as our eldest daughter had been there years ago as a school trip. We'd never really thought about going there ourselves but whilst looking through the Open Doors information for something to do on a sunny Sunday we found this... More

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Cardiff
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I visited Llancaich Fawr with two friends in February. We had visited years before and were really looking forward to going back to re-experience the atmosphere and ambience of the place. We visit many other Welsh sites (Cadw), and just love to soak up the atmosphere and find out as much as we can, so we thought we'd go and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Good place to spend a wet and miserable afternoon as you are totally transported into another century. Slightly disappointed that there were not many rooms open as when I went twenty years ago, due to work to the upstairs rooms and roof. However the three re-enactment actors that performed for us made up for that disappointment. My 12 year old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

our school went on a trip here and it was amazing the staff dressed up and where very imformive. they helped us discover alot about the stuart era we also got to make plauge bags an overall great school trip!

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Travelling through the picturesque countryside from Caerphilly (excellent roads) we arrived at llancaiach fawr, not knowing what to expect. The Manor house is maintained in its' 16th century state, and in each room, an actor in period costume explains the purpose of the room and the various items. The staff are excellent, and stay in character/period the entire time. You... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have recently visited this excellent location for a summer holiday fun day and for £5 per child was worth every penny. The theme of the day was Superhero s and there was just so much to do ranging from a bouncy castle ,craft activities, magic show ,archery ,a disco , a puppet show and many other activities for children... More

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cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Took my children along to the 'superheroes' activity day and they had a blast! Paid £5 each to go in with me free and it was worth every penny. There was ample parking space and a restaurant. We had lunch there, jacket potatoes for the girls and a sandwich for me and again, well worth the money. Plenty of it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went on Pirates and Princesses day with lots of activities for the younger members of our party. Everyone had a great time. The house was marvellous and the historical interpreters, dressed in period costumes, gave an entertaining insight into life in a manor house in 1645. Thoroughly recommended!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you enjoy living history then this is the place for you! Set in the beautiful country side of the Welsh valleys, this beautiful manor house takes you back in time to the life and times of Colonel Prichard and his family. Whilst not always in residence, his servants will take you on an interactive tour of the house, speaking... More

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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Went as a gift from my hubby & although I had been for a Hallowe'en ghost tour, with teenagers, ghost tour & snacks, all adults, & at Christmas this felt as if I had never been before, the facts about the house, family & servants who lived there were all ones I had never heard before so were fresh &... More

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