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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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Great day out. Not totally wheelchair accessible yet, but a lift is coming soon

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Mrs-H-wales
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Cardiff
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cardiff
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Neath
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Wonderfully restored manor house. Tour guides were excellent....knew their stuff and realistic portrayal of the era. Interesting and well laid out museum area. Staff friendly and helpful. A hidden jewel in the welsh valleys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Went for Sunday Lunch with friends. Meat (beef) was delicious, not tough, I'm usually worried about eating beef out as can be like shoe leather but this was lovely. Lovely Yorkshire pud, roasters cauliflower cheese and other veg. Good value too at £9.95 for two courses. Bit too much for me but my dog loved the doggy bag I took... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a lovely day , lunch in the dining room , friendly staff and nice food .Have been there for the tour with people in character before which was amazing . Great shop with plenty of things out of the ordinary to buy . We are planning to visit again soon.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The staff here all speak as if they were in the 17th century and explain everything, answering questions well, and bringing this super house to life. They are in role at all times and have roles in the household (e.g scrivenor or dairymaid). It was absolutely credible and well done in all respects. You are back in the days of... More 

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Lesley E, Manager at Llancaiach Fawr, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that despite the tricky journey to Llancaiach you enjoyed the day with us. More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely friendly staff Really helpful. Staff on the ghost walk was really nice and was really funny. Will definitely go back

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Lesley E, Manager at Llancaiach Fawr, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the Ghost Tour. As you will know the Ghost Tours are not staged in anyway, therefore whatever happens on the night happens....and we hope that you were spooked, just a little! The stories that are told are all experiences that have happened to vistors and staff during their time... More 

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