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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We bought tickets for a viewing and a cream tea. We knew that there was a £1M restoration taking place and there would be some constraints - scaffolding, canvas etc but I was so pleased to hear that money was being spent on our historical past that it didn't bother me. The exterior was the main part affected and, frankly,... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We visited the manor house on a beautiful summers afternoon.. We were using an Amazon local deal. We started by having a beautiful cream tea in the restaurant which included sandwiches, scone, slice of cake, cream and jam and a pot of tea which was well presented, tasty and very fresh.. We then made our way to manor house to... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We rang Llancelach Fawr to ask about opening times, and headed off for a day of history and fun with excitement, it's got great reviews so with the sun out we were really looking forward to it. We could hardly believe our eyes what greeted us... A complete building site !! When they say the manors undergoing building work what... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited the Manor house with friends and enjoyed a great experience, together with afternoon tea. Although Llancaich Fawr is undergoing extensive restoration the visit was excellent, with all those involved playing their parts to perfection. The permanent staff were extremely knowledgeable and gave a wonderful insight into how the house could have been run in 1645, dressed in costume and... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

All tourguides are in costume of the era and very knowledgable. They will try to make you take part with questions, but not forced. Very much enjoyed all the stories of how the servants and masters lived. Also stories of Roundheads and Puritans. Highly recommended.

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great manor house : a step back in time to 1645...excellent guides. Currently under restoration but still a great visit.

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Cardiff, UK
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162 reviews 162 reviews
8 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We’d heard the name but knew nothing about this Council run old Welsh Manor House less than 20 miles north from the centre of Cardiff. Before you go out to the house and garden there's an exhibition in the visitor centre that's quite informative. You need to be aware the Manor’s undergoing extensive conservation works until the end of the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The house is not fully accessible at the moment as the roof is being replaced. However, the area accessible is still worth a visit. The house "staff/servants" realy stay in character and are most informative. We also had a tour/talk provided by volunteer Keith. His knowledge and enthusiasm are to be commended. The cafe/restaurant provides a good choice of food,... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went there on our way to the Brecon Beacons for a coffee. We knew they had medieval characters, but the people who do the demonstrations are excellent actors and play the parts very well. They are in the time when they are taking us around the house, and always very positive, pretending that we are also in that age by... More

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Caerphilly
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

From the moment you enter the manor, the staff are in character & they are great. As you move around, you meet "servants" carrying out their daily chores who chat to you about their lives, local events, the civil war & their master & mistress. Very tongue in cheek but informative.

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