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Address: Gelligaer Road | Nelson, Caerphilly, Wales
Phone Number: 01443 412248
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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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Historical gem / Trysor hanesyddol

My wife and I visited as part of our annual trip with Capeli Shiloh and Soar Chapels, Llanbedr Pont Steffan / Lampeter. We were in a party of 42 and were divided on arrival into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rhys J
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom

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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited as part of our annual trip with Capeli Shiloh and Soar Chapels, Llanbedr Pont Steffan / Lampeter. We were in a party of 42 and were divided on arrival into two groups for our timed visit. We were warmly welcomed at the Visitor's Centre (which also houses the café/restaurant, shop and toilets) by knowledgeable staff... More 

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Thank Rhys J
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Llancaiach Fawr when I was in school and we got to make wax candles as well as a ghost tour it was fantastic then. I have returned almost every year and take my younger cousins here they love the period costumes and the staff are fantastic every informative but so entertaining. The best way to learn about... More 

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Thank Nik W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth a visit very interesting place with excellent staff dressed in period costumes explaining their jobs within the household

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Thank wildbillwhitcombe
Redhill
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon this place accident, and glad we did. The guides were excellent,very informative and made us laugh. Would recommend to everywhere.

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Thank LoriRedhill
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what to expect but was really pleased we went. It is a very old 17th century Manor House in great condition and with furniture and settings of that era. The staff who show you round are excellent speaking in the manner as they would have done in those days. Very amusing and really knowledgeable. Well worth the visit... More 

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the leaflet I was still a bit dubious about visiting Llancaiach Fawr, but it was a brilliant way to spend a few hours. The exhibition was interesting to read(but not so much for the kids) then you enter the house and it is at if you have gone back in time. We were greeted at the door by... More 

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Thank katy w
Lampeter, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this with friends whilst on a coach trip. As we were a large group, we were spli into 2 groups, and spend 1.5 hours touring the house. What an experience - totally different to other places we've visited in the past. The house 'guides' were dressed and spoke in period character and were able to answer any questions we... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have 2 boys, an 8 year old and a 5 year old. My 5 year old truly believed we'd gone through a time machine when we entered the manor and it was a fantastic magical experience. We went out of school holidays and there were only 3 'staff' in the manor but still it was a fun experience. The... More 

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Thank CazM06
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was much smaller than expected but this was made up for in the wealth of the tour guides knowledge. No matter what questions you could think of, they knew the answer. It was great to see people passionate about what they were doing, and it really added to the atmosphere to have them remain in character throughout the visit.... More 

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Thank Jo L
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning venue; you are greeted by costume clad/period speaking guides which adds a really lovely authentic touch. One of the most haunted houses in Wales; and yes, I did experience a 'presence' which was confirmed by the guide.

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