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Formerly known as The Hospice, St John's House is the oldest habitable dwelling in the town, c.1511. Described by the Royal Commission as: "A Hearth Passage house, the crenellated beams at The Hospice are the only known domestic examples in...more
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St. Johns Court Newcastle Hill, Bridgend CF31 4EY, Wales
Well worth a visit. A very knowledgeable guide showed us around the building and answered our many questions. We were able to take our time and the guide worked at our pace. There was a treasure hunt and colouring table for the children.More
Date of experience: July 2018
Wendy H, Trustee/Secretary at St John's House Trust, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018
Many thanks for taking the time to place your review. It's good to know that our volunteers were able to answer your questions about this fascinating building. We try to make the visit interesting for adults and children and hope to have more dressing up...More
Sometimes following those obscure road signs pays off...
Me and my partner just happened to be driving through Bridgend recently when we saw the signs for St Johns House open day, and both being interested in history we thought we would just call by to...More
Date of experience: June 2018
Wendy H, Secretary / Trustee at St John's House Trust, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018
Thank you so much Noel for your wonderful review!
As volunteers we all appreciate such generous praise and to know that all our efforts are worthwhile is a real morale boost. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to this beautiful and mysterious building!
Entered this historical local treasure with my friend.I was captivated by its history and architecture.We are fortunate that this place is being restored to its original state and being opened to public.
Date of experience: March 2018
Wendy H, Trustee/Secretary at St John's House Trust, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018
Thank you for visiting the House and for your review.
It is indeed a local treasure and we are determined to restore it and keep it open for the Bridgend community to continue to enjoy.
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We went to the open day in January and had a lovely afternoon. The guides were extreemly helpful and did an amazing job. We will definately go back.More
Date of experience: January 2017
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Wendy H, Secretary/Trustee at St John's House Trust, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2017
Thank you Jackie for taking the time to submit your lovely review on here! We all appreciate it so much when someone speaks kindly of us and it makes our volunteering all worthwhile.
You probably know we are open the last Saturday of every month...More
So much history rein-acted by the people who run it with a great knowledge of the local history, really enjoyed the passion the staff had for there town.More
Date of experience: March 2016
Wendy H, Secretary/Trustee at St John's House Trust, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2017
Thank you Mike for your generous review. It's good to know you enjoyed your visit.
Look out for information about up and coming events on our Facebook page. The House is next open this Saturday 28th January from 11am to 3pm and the last Saturday...More